What you are about to see, is my most favorite thing about photographing people. It’s called an engagement session – but it’s really only called that so when my potential clients read my packages, it’s an unpretentious description of something they know about – and can understand. But it’s really so much more than that. This moment, of being (sometimes somewhat) newly engaged, is an incredible one. And as I see it, a time in your life that you will never again experience, full of excitement, anticipation, dreaming, and sometimes hardship too. You take each other, hand in hand, and you promise to make a promise. You plan, you taste test, you take the dog for a walk, and it’s all leading up to a pinnacle moment.
I spend the day with Dana and Ryan. I knew we were meant for each other when I asked them to plan a perfect day and I would just follow them around, when they said it would most likely be food based. Ahhhh how I love to eat – and how I love clients that love to eat! So they planned to cook a superb meal – I mean, REALLY AMAZING. It was, in fact SO GOOD that I ran right out the NEXT DAY and bought a fancy le Creuset dutch oven and immediately approximated the dinner they made for us because I couldn’t stop thinking about how good my mouth felt when I was chewing on that slow cooked short rib goodness. But on top of our culinary exploits, this day was full of adventure and discovery – their life on this day a picture of this moment. In this house. With this dog. Telling these jokes, making dinner and enjoying each other like old friends who sparkle at each other in every side long glance and story told.
This is a day in the life of Dana and Ryan.