Saturday, December 14, 2013

Winnie & David's Engagement & Wedding

This post is extended for Winnie & David, incorporating both their wonderful engagement session and beautiful wedding. One of the principal reasons I wanted to release both sessions at once is to show how much planning helps in the preparation of your wedding photography. An engagement session is something I generally recommend for all of my clients. It's a really fun opportunity to get some professional pictures on a day that isn't your wedding day. The images can be used at your reception in a guestbook, on a canvas, or in frames. But the best benefit is that my clients learn what it's like to work with me before their wedding. Whether it's discussing the theme, styling, or location, it's my aim to create a story that says something about your relationship with each other that's conveyed photographically. An engagement session gets you comfortable posing in front of the camera, and gives you perspective on how you'd like to look on your wedding day.

David & Winnie have such a great story. They met in adulthood, but lived just a house or two apart growing up. So even though their paths we're close to each other it wasn't until they were ready that they crossed. It was kismet. I'm so happy to have had the privilege of seeing such a connection. Winnie & David were full of ideas when they approached me for their engagement session, but we narrowed it down to two looks; one more sophisticated look at the Ferry Building and one more casual look for the Bay Bridge. The versatility of the area and clothing change gave our session a multi-day shoot feel while providing them with a wider array of pictures for their guestbook. Taking from that experience we planed that for their wedding we would go off location for the first encounter (before the wedding) and again after the wedding with the bridal party (on the beach). Winnie later decided to change into a reception dress, which gave us even more picture variety. It is with this type of foresight into your wedding photography, that clients can really take advantage of the time they have with me. We had an amazing time, yielded some incredible pictures, and I am so happy that Winnie & David worked so beautiful in tandem with me. Thanks you guys, I had a blast!

Winnie & David's Engagement Session: The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA

Winnie & David's Wedding: The Oceano Hotel, Half Moon Bay, CA

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