Engagement sessions are full of real moments, too. I love this one of Laura and Matt.
The month of May was full of engagement sessions! As wedding season ramps up, it makes me so happy to create engagement photos in the spring months. Amy and Alex are getting married outside of the city in just a few short weeks, so we took the to west loop to get some more city-themed photos. I just love these two!
I’ve been doing a lot of flying between Seattle and Chicago in the past two months, and it’s been so nice to see the seasons change from winter to spring in a different way in each location. Chicago might be about four weeks behind Seattle when spring actually starts, but it sure catches up fast. These photos, taken just a couple weeks ago, feel so warm and lovely. It was a joy to shoot Sara and Ilya’s engagement photos amidst the bright spring greens as well as the cool tones of the waterfront. I can’t wait for their wedding in September!
A lot of my clients ask me what time of day produces the best light for outdoor engagement photos. I suppose the most common answer among wedding photographers is the evening golden hour before sunset, but that doesn’t always work into every schedule. I think a seasoned photographer should be able to make beautiful photos in any light, and sometimes magic light pockets can show up in the middle of the day – you just never know! So, when I worked with Dasha and Matt to plan their engagement session at 9:00 A.M. before the city became too busy with tourists and weekenders, I was excited to see what light we would encounter. Particularly in the above photo, I think engagement photos can look pretty dreamy on a spring morning! It doesn’t hurt when the wind takes a few hair wispies and sweeps them in same direction at the perfect moment, either.