I really enjoyed getting to know and photograph Annette and Daniel. During our session, we talked and walked, and I photographed them as we explored their local park. They pointed out where they walk their dogs, and we talked about how they enjoy the close proximity of their family, and also the renovations they plan to do to their home. Daniel, a builder by trade, has big plans, of which he speaks of passionately.
I like hearing stories. Photographing a wedding day is about telling someone else’s story, but I think engagement sessions are about hearing stories; little titbits I collect and piece together, which gives me some insight about the couple, both as individuals and together. It’s nice when we have a chance to talk, because it gives me a idea of what my clients are all about. It is something that I encourage, because I have noticed that people are more relaxed when they are talking about their passions. But I am also genuinely interested in what people have to say. Stories from people I meet inspire me, it inspires me to tell their story.