To bring you up to speed via HBO series pre-show style, here’s a quick refresher for today’s post:
-Met Vince and Angeline over a glass of wine to talk wedding photography. Got overly excited, started planning engagement session even before booking
-Said they met at the beach, are now wine club members
-Wanted to make a tailored engagement session, decided to do 2 half sessions since locations were far apart
And now…to tell the story of what they enjoy doing as a couple. I know we could have probably done a session at Syrah or maybe a restaurant then tie in some wine & cheese platter to play off the idea…
But that wouldn’t be the *best*. And I’m a firm believer in that if you’re going to do something, do it the right way, and do it the best way.
So we went to the vineyards.
As you’ll see in the photos, I try to get as much variety as I can during a session. Close up, far away, silhouette, serious, and playful expressions.
Loved tying in the barrel room for these photos. Used some off-camera lighting to separate them from the background and give some dimension to the shot.
You know me and my silhouettes.
There’s a badass orchard right outside one of the wineries up in Temecula, so we took a few photos along one of the rows of oranges. Really happy with how these came out.
Ange giving “the look”, and Vince throwing an orange. Love it when we can break from the norm and do these kind of fun photos during a session.
They asked if they could bring their dog Cali in for part of the shoot, and of course I said yes. I love dogs, and consider them to be family. Here’s one of my favorites of Cali posing for the camera.
While I really like this photo on it’s own – there’s a story behind it that makes it even better. When Vince and Angeline were first dating, there was a day where they had been walking for quite a bit, and Angeline’s feet started to hurt. So he picked her up and carried her!
Making photos like these that tell a personal side of the story make my work *that* much more meaningful.
Closin’ it out with the sunset silhouette.