I was so honoured to be chosen to take my dear friends engagement photos. Heidi texted me the day that Nick proposed to her and we couldn’t contain our excitement. It was so exciting. FINALLY. One of my best friends is getting married. I couldn’t wait to be a part of their celebrations. So within a week we were out doing their engagement pictures!
It was probably the soonest after an actual engagement that I have ever actually done photos for a couple. And it is still one of my favourite engagement sessions. They let me help with outfits, location scouting, and all that fun stuff. But some of the ideas were all theirs! I can’t wait to share.
So, in our initial stages of sorting out the session we had decided we wanted:
a bit of romance,
wanted to include their vintage Mustang,
and stay close to the family farm.
And I think we nailed all of them.
Heidi is a model (actually).
Nicholas is not.
We started out just going for a walk around the property line to get him in the mood for photos. This is how I start all my engagement sessions, it gives me a chance to refine my settings and gives you a chance to get more comfortable with me paparazzi-ing you.
After warming up in front of the camera, getting some ring shots, and getting a drink… We went for a drive in their vintage mustang.
Just down the road though.
Look how gorgeous that ring is!! I love it so much!
Oh right, Mustang!!
These photos were so fun and were the initial inspiration for our shoot. Nick wanted to incorporate this car, and Heidi really wanted to take it for a road trip. Unfortunately, we were all too busy to make a full roadtrip work that particular week, but we still got to use the car!!
And this dress that Heidi is wearing just so happened to be one of their wedding colours. She borrowed it from me specifically to have their photos matching their wedding.
I have a blog post all about this kind of coordination here
Photographing couples in love is my favourite thing!
Just the radiating happiness and unending smiles is to die for!!
And the best part about shooting at sunset, is the amazing diffused light that makes it look so magical.
So of course, we rounded off the night with some good old fashioned car shots. You can even see the purple light in the front window of the car. Which is one of the reasons why we had planned a two hour session.
So, whats your plan for YOUR engagement session?! Tell me in the comments or shoot me an email!
Meanwhile, check out some of my other posts on how to get amazing engagement photos:
That’s it for now!!