Katy and David will be getting married next October in Kingston, so we went out together the other week to get to know each other a little better and make some engagement portraits for them. We started at the Senate House in uptown, which was covered in freshly-fallen, colorful leaves. I learned that David used to have an apartment right there, so the park there was really the scene for a lot of their dating (although they’ve known each other since high school). We played with all the textures (the leaves, the stone, the old wood doors) and the street there before going down to Kingston Point Park to do some shots near the river (with views of the Kingston light house) with the trolley tracks.
Our shoot that day was the perfect example of why it’s so great to do an engagement session. I got to learn more about Katy and David, what they liked and what their story was (which is helpful to me in trying to make pictures that are inspired by who they are), about what decisions they were still working on for their wedding (and if there was any way I could be of help with that), plus try out different angles and ways to help them relax in front of the camera. By the end of our couple hours together, I’d made some great shots, and we were all shouting out ideas for pictures and just plain yukking it up.
Their wedding day is going to be so fun!
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