I pass by this field on the side of the highway every day. It’s so funny what photographers will see and be inspired by that “regular people” wouldn’t take a second look at. Some of the most ugly or plain places can appear so beautiful in photos! Like in this sunset engagement session.
My philosophy for shooting engagement sessions is usually “less is more”! I love to shoot couples in a very minimal environment, where the focus can be on them and not the venue or location that we are shooting at. Having all of the images taken in the same space allows for a cohesive look. Where all of the photos flow together and look great next to each other. Which works so well in a photo book or collage displayed during their wedding. I really love to incorporate private property that is unique and special to my clients. For example, a family farm that the bride or groom grew up on. Those photos are so meaningful and will encompass lasting memories for many years to come!
Although this field didn’t have any sentimental meaning to MaCayla & Ryn, it did capture their love story perfectly! They both grew up in rural areas of Alabama and have a great appreciation for nature and the beauty of the rolling hills! Ryn told me their proposal story during their session which involved him leading her on a tour of his favorite places that were important to him from his youth, which included a lot of farmland and fields! When I picked out this field for their engagement session I had no idea just how perfect it would end up being for their personalities but i’m so glad that they trusted me and my vision!
MaCayla & Ryn, thank you so much for being so great in front of my camera! I hope you love your engagement photos!