My first engagement session

15 days ago

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Photo taken by me @derangedvisions

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.

Mignon McLaughlin

Love is in the air

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Last week I had the pleasure of shooting my first engagement session. This is something I normally wouldn't do because I don't want to be a wedding type of a photographer, but I have wanted to try it out.

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Photo taken by me @derangedvisions

I met with the couple in my friends studio and we got to know each other before the shoot. The girl is in her last year of medical school before she becomes a doctor and the guy is in school for becoming a hair dresser. It is an odd combination, but it works for them.

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Photo taken by me @derangedvisions

This photo shoot was just for fun and was more for experience so I could see if I enjoyed this type of photography since it is different than what I am used to shooting. I think I am going to do a few more free engagement sessions for people before I start charging people. There is a lot less pressure when you aren't getting paid for a shoot.

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Photo taken by me @derangedvisions

I don't like to pose people like most traditional photographers do during their photo sessions. During this shoot, I put some music on and just talked to them while I was taking pictures. We told jokes, I had them dance for a bit, and we had an overall good time during the shoot. I feel like if you pose people, you are removing their ability for them to be themselves.

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Photo taken by me @derangedvisions

Thanks for taking the time to check out my pictures. It is appreciated.

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Great shots Wes.

These look great! The photo in color is my favorite :)

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Thank you. There were a few more color ones that i had sent them, but i liked the black and white ones better.

Wonderful post on love.

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Thanks. I appreciate that.

It's good to try something new at times

Life they say is beautiful, I wish the couple the best in their marital journey

If you could only capture the essence of young love in a bottle and sell it you would be a millionaire overnight.

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Thank you.

I like it, to read these things thanks for sharing this to us

Nice work...photographing life changing events and happiness like this have to boost the endorphins!

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Thank you. It is fun to capture these moments for people.

Love is the magic that moves this world, falling in love is the way to see the result of that magic, which seizes us and fills us with a happiness that makes us feel that we can fly.

My congratulations to the new couple of lovers that God blesses them.

Those are really good. You wouldn't have a problem doing those and charging. I hated doing weddings cause I didn't like all the posing.

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Thanks. I just need to do a wedding and get it over with, just so i can see if i like them or not.

I don't like poses too, too much concern about looking right.

Your pics are so stunning no matter what you photograph.