Friday, March 2, 2012

I Love Love!

Sorry for the delay in posting this... this month has become quite busy
for many reasons, but I knew I could not just skip writing about Caroline and Mike's engagement session.

Engagement sessions are obviously very different from weddings. The focus is on the couple and how much in love they are, which you would think would be the same for weddings but it is much different. Weddings are riddled with distractions for our couples and their guests; engagement sessions let us see who they are as a couple without those distractions.  And during this engagement session, we were definitely in for a treat with two individuals who love to let their personalities shine!

I have known Caroline pretty much since I was born, and I have always known what a fun and wonderful person she is. I have also known Caroline and Mike as a couple for a few years now. Based on my experiences with them previously, I knew we were in for an interesting photo shoot. They are not your typical couple by any means. Both are artistic, visually and musically, and they love to have fun. And my favorite part was how well their love translated to the images. I love love!

Caroline and Mike chose Yale University in New Haven, CT as the location of their shoot. I, of course, was thrilled about this choice because of the architecture of the campus. We used the architecture to frame various poses, usually starting out with simple poses that somehow always became wonderfully hilarious photographs. Caroline and Mike played off each other perfectly, giving us the simple serious moments while also conspiring with one another to surprise us with their goofy personalities. For example, we asked our couple to just walk along the sidewalk casually holding hands and laughing together. Then we see them whisper something to one another, and all of a sudden they jump up in the air and click their heels. And this scenario happened multiple times! Adorable!

Toward the end of the shoot, the images kept getting more and more hysterical! Especially when Mike spied a wagon on the campus... and decided to pull Caroline around for a few shots... and he may or may not have accidentally tipped the wagon over with Caroline still in it leading to even more hilarious images. After we put away our cameras, we went to go grab coffee and found a tiny alley along the way that lead to another hysterical moment and luckily Stef had her point and shoot with her so that we were able to capture this final image!  Now to prepare to shoot their wedding in November... so excited!!

Do you have any images that clearly show how in love a couple is? Or do you have any hysterical moments captured that you would like to share? Send them to us, we would love to laugh with you!


"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything." - Aaron Siskind

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