Utah Engagement Photography
modern engagement photographer in utah
I know I have had these photos from this couple that I feature on my website up for a while, but so many people go straight to blogs without looking on websites, I wanted to make sure I had a post about them here as well!
It’s so funny, every type of shoot I do I think “this is my favorite”, which is great, I always try to continue to challenge myself and my goal is to make every shoot better than the last.
Many people ask me, “what do you do the most of, or what is your favorite?” It’s always a really difficult question to answer for me, because I truly love all different types of photography. Believe me, so many different times I have wondered if I should specialize and just do “fashion” or “wedding photography“, “editorial photography”, just newborn photo shoots, family, etc. At least right now, I feel like it keeps my ideas fresh and keeps me excited and motivated. I will admit, I get bored VERY easily with anything in life, so mixing it up does help keep my attention.
Some may say, “if you specialize as a wedding photographer you will be better at wedding photography”, my opinion is that I am better at wedding photography for example because I don’t specialize (not better than others, I’m saying the best I can be at it).
The bride and groom are not another number to me, they are very focused on and have my creative attention 100%. I don’t know if every photographer does this (maybe they do), but I literally can’t sleep at night I have every shoot going through my head, what they are going to wear, what I can do to help keep it comfortable and get the candid shots I want, what location should we use, is there enough leaves, what lighting will be at that spot, what is it about that couple, model, etc. that I can highlight, what can I do to make it a little “unique”, is the backdrop too dark, is the grass too tall… I mean the details that go through my mind are overwhelming, but I believe truly help guarantee that my shoots are a success.
Okay now back to this shoot that I actually was going to write about, but then I went off with about a thousand words.
I am obsessed with this shoot. I love simplicity, I love white backdrops, I love the romance you can feel. I was going for like a Calvin Klein type feel. And there wouldn’t be a better couple than to do that with. The thing is though, many couples have looked at this shoot and said, “I could never pull that off”. Well, you wouldn’t think this couple could either, I mean, they are very fashionable and beautiful, but they are not like “models in front of the camera”, they didn’t have any experience with being photographed is what I’m trying to say. I am VERY good at helping people feel relaxed, and after every shoot I end up being great friends with the couple. We usually are just “hanging out”, “laughing, talking”, etc.
One other reason I like this shoot, is it does feel “different” than what you normally see out there for engagement sessions. OH and, “it is so easy for me to edit, all I used was a white backdrop”….hahahahahaha, if you are an experienced studio photographer reading this, you are laughing as well, white backdrops – pure white backdrops, that blend into the screen, notice no lines or different coloring, it’s actually very difficult to do while keeping some dramatic shadows and not blowing out the subject. If anybody is still reading my 30 minute babbling, thanks.
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PHOTOS FROM THIS ENGAGEMENT SESSION.