Mary & Chris - Engagement shoot


Mary and Chris – E-shoot blog


Well, no baby yet so it’s time to catch up on some engagement shoot bloggage! 

I met this awesome couple at the Pearl Street Bridal show.  It’s always fun to make connections with people at the shows, but it’s even better when a meaningful connection happens – there are just so many people at these shows so it’s hard to find that calm happy place.  These two were great right from the get go though.

With their wedding in February I found it quite fitting to plan their engagement shoot at the beginning of summer, when everything is lush and warm. 

The first location was Delaware park.  What to say about that place, I have a profound love/hate relationship with that place.  I grew up a short walk from the park so I know it well.  And yes, it’s a very popular place for wedding, engagement and portrait photography.  This makes it quite challenging because I tend to want to offer something different, something unique.  That means your hiking around a lot to find the less traveled parts, or, finding a way to shoot the regular spots – try a different angle, different framing, different lighting, and yes, use unique lenses.    I think I did a pretty darn good job of breathing some life into that old spot!

The next location is always a fun one, Gallagher beach for the sunset.  One of their requests was for water in the shots.  Lots o water there!  And the sunsets from that spot tend to be quite awesome.  I also really dig that pier, either shooting under it, or having it in the background.  This spot is also well used, well by me at least – so the same challenge from above does apply. 

From there, we drove off to the last spot – a night shot in front of the Hotel Lafeyette, which is where the reception will be.  Haha, you can expect that I will do a similar shot of these two on their wedding day!  I kind of hope there’s some light snowfall because that would be really awesome looking (snow at night….no snow during the day!!!!!)

That wraps this one up me thinks, on to some images!  Next E-shoot, crossing my fingers that I will be busy tending to the little mini me.  My wife’s due date was, yesterday!  So we really want this baby to decide to come out and see the world!