You know what I do not miss? The days of over-planning and overposing engagement sessions. I am a big advocate for treating these evenings as a chance for my couples to take a meaningful break from wedding planning to take some time to just *be* together. I want my couples to dress up or dress down as much as they would want to. It could either be like a fancy meal out or a relaxing Sunday evening at home together. I want them to let their hair down or heck, tie it high in a top knot. I want to capture this particular chapter in their love story as simply and sweetly as possible. I want the evening to be an experience and for the photos to feel like memories.
My session with Morgan and Wes pretty perfectly encapsulates such an evening. We seemed to chat just as much as we were shooting photos. They made it easy for me to just take a step back and to document their affection and play. They have been taking dance lessons together and would burst into dance without warning. It reminded me of Ganer and I practicing *our* first dance in the at 10pm in middle of our living room, surrounded by DIY projects and mess. It was not a practice for the sake of getting in perfect. It was dancing because it made them sincerely, and incredibly happy to do. As we approached our cars at the end of the shoot, they asked for my feedback on a potential first dance song. I told them to blast it from the car speakers and to go ahead and practice. It really warmed my heart. Morgan had her hair tied up and they just went for it– kisses, dips, and goofy impromptu moves and all. They bring such a sincere joy to each other that I couldn’t help but overshoot. So even these are just a sample from our fantastic evening together.
This follow-up to their gallery delivery also made me super delighted:
“We felt like we were just gallivanting through the park with an old friend and can’t wait til we get to do it all again for real in a few months 🙂 “
I can’t wait either, Morgan and Wes! Thank you for choosing me friend as your documentarian!