Mannnnn, these two’s Baton Rouge engagement photo session is a *prime* example of why the best thing you can do to have a kick-ass engagement session is to just be yourselves.
Pretty clothes are nice, sure. But your photos last forever, and they shouldn’t just be about what you *look like*. They should be about who you are!
I absolutely adore that the plan for this session was simply:
- Show up
- Hang out
- Laugh a lot (a WHOLE LOT)
- Take cool, meaningful pictures as we go
Clare and Mel are legit some of my very favorite people in the whole wide world. SURE, I say that about just about every person I work with, but it’s because I mean it every time.
These two are kinda special, though. They’re both medical professionals working the front-lines of Baton Rouge right now. They’re serving the public in the COVID crisis with all of this heart that you see right here, and I’m so proud to call them friends as well as clients! We had so much fun a few weeks ago (pre-global crisis) taking these photos…I can’t even tell you. We laughed a lot, did some cool creative things, and then ended the night with dinner and an episode of Brooklyn 99 on their couch. No lie.
Annnnnd, Clare sent me home with Girl Scout cookies.
Does it get better than that, even?!
I love these photos for so many reasons, but chief among those reasons is that you can really see their personalities in every single frame of these. And LAWD, do I love these personalities right here!
Clare (very accurately) describes herself as being, “You know that kid in kindergarten who could make instant friends with literally anyone? That’s me.”
A better self-assessment, my friends, has never been given.
To know both of these guys is to love them–instantly–and I feel genuinely lucky that they found me in their wedding photography search. We made some GREAT photographs together that really illustrate their life story, right now. They’ve recently bought a home together, to renovate and make their own – ‘cuz in addition to being life-savers in their daily lives, they’re ALSO home remodelers! It was important to both of them to incorporate their house, and their (fur) family into these pictures as well.
This, I feel, is what taking photographs is all about. I know I talk about this a lot–but it’s because it matters, y’all.
Your engagement photos tell the beginning chapter of your love story, to all of the people that you love now and will love in the future.
Your story is yours, so don’t let it look like everyone else’s! Create images that matter.
Like…these, for instance. ❤
Outtakes are my faaaaavorite (#SorryNotSorry)
Had to get the puppers in on the action!
I love this image so much–and love even more that they totally had no clue what I was doing when I was running around setting this up, but they just trusted me and went with it! (Sometimes I do weird things, in all honesty) 😂
Some day, there’s gonna be a real garden in that fence, and tiny hands to pick from it. I can’t wait to watch their family grow!