One of the most common things to do before the wedding is the engagement session. In addition to producing lots of great photos for invitations and save-the-dates, this portrait session provides many other benefits, including creating a first fundamental connection between the couple and the photographer. More than anything, the engagement session makes lovers get used to the camera so that they can relax in order to capture spontaneous and candid shots – in anticipation of the wedding itself later on. It’s not easy to be natural with a lens on your face, especially if you’re not a model, or if you haven’t lived with a photographer home. 🙂 But these lovebirds appeared to be an exception. Both young and attractive, they looked relaxed from the first shots.
They will marry next year in the south of Tuscany. From Venice Beach, they got a flight to Italy to scout some venues (here are the best ones) and took the occasion for an e-session in Italy. So, I led them to a fabulous location near Certaldo and San Gimignano and portrayed them during a romantic stroll through the hills and cypress trees. Tuscany in May is special: green and lush, not yet fully in bloom but neither burned by the hot sun of July. The perfect setting!
It was not difficult at all! She, in a long dress, looked to be comfortable as she moved gently and laughed at the jokes of her groom-to-be. He watched her and couldn’t be happier to spend the rest of her life with her. I took the best images immediately after sunset when, after a dress change, they both looked used to my presence. A moment to stop in time, that’s the engagement session; to remember how happy we were before the wedding, but also to celebrate a marvellous trip to Tuscany that perfumes of honeymoon.