Engagement sessions really shine when we (the photographer and the client) follow a few basic guidelines.
1. Be yourself.
2. Have fun.
3. Repeat 1 and 2.
When I meet with couples I always suggest two looks and at least two locations. The first look should be somewhat casual and the second should be a bit more formal. This isn't a requirement, it's just a starting point. Venessa, Colin, Caroline (from Mint To Be Weddings) and I met, brainstormed over some wine and came up with a few elements that we wanted in the images: their pup, a graffiti wall and if possible, a vintage car. Done, done and done. While shooting and moving from location to location, a few other fun ideas popped into our heads and together, we really produced a great shoot. Go team!