We continually tell our clients to try to bring something personal into their engagement sessions and wedding days. Our vision for your engagement session might be lovely, but if the photos don't speak to your tastes or show something about the two of you as a couple, they won't feel as personal. This isn't to say that you have to work your hobbies into your session; this can be as simple as choosing a favorite park, a favorite bar, or a favorite activity, something that defines you as a couple that you will feel genuinely happy and comfortable doing. (And if that means being literally anywhere with each other, excellent! We'll help you find some beautiful spots to show off your love.)
Denise + Horacio are readers. They love reading, and ended up having their wedding at the Spanish Lakes Public Library in Boca Raton, Florida. This shot from their engagement session speaks to us because it not only shows a loved copy of one of our favorite books ("The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", of course), but it shows their heads drawn close in a tender and classic moment. It's rare in this digital age to read a story to your loved one, but these two made it look just as compelling as any game on your phone. (Probably because it is!) The casual clothing combined with Denise's metallic necklace, which plays nicely off the gilded decorations on the book cover, all pull the viewer closer for a truly intimate moment in a sun drenched, lazy winter afternoon in Florida.
Dubois Park is one of our favorite locations for portraits: the landscape is much more varied than other Florida parks, it's rarely crowded, and the sunlight is spectacular in the afternoon. Whenever a client can't decide where they'd like their Florida engagement session this park is one of the first places we suggest.
Location: Dubois Park, Jupiter, Florida.1/800; f/2.8; ISO 400; 185.0 mm.