Remember that darling “once upon a time” engagement couple? All horses and diamonds and mucking out stalls? The tale continues, but we aren’t to the point in the story where the beautiful girl and the handsome prince ride off into the sunset and live happily ever after yet. We are getting closer though.
Kori and Dan’s story is really just getting started. The wedding venue has been booked, the save the date cards ordered (I’d better be getting one of those), and now it is the slow and steady walk toward for better or for worse. In other words, they have months ahead of them full of “nothing to do but wait” studded with “how will we ever get it all done?” Sort of like life, I suppose.
So while the wedding date takes its time getting here, we had some fun in the studio knocking out a variety of images on black as well as white. These two are going to have an incredible collection of engagement photos by the time we are done. The album of their engagement is shaping up to be amazing.
One of my goals for this shoot was capturing what some may call more traditional engagement portraits. Full disclosure – I am a fan of the traditional engagement portrait. Why? Because this style stands the test of time. Trends come and go, but it’s nice to have images that show off the couples’ faces. Both faces. At the same time. And close enough so your grandmother can tell what he or she looks like.
Call me old-fashioned.
Recently I’ve been plowing through old family photos, and luckily most of my family members left behind a professional portrait image or two. What a rich gift it is to see the twenty-something versions of parents and grandparents, people I only knew as much older. To look into their eyes, see how they smiled, glimpse into the past – a chance to know what they looked like as they started their happily ever after.
What will Kori and Dans’ grandchild say years from now? I’m betting they’ll say their grandmother was a knock out and their grandfather was one lucky guy.