In the time since I began shooting weddings and engagement photos, I've taken a simple approach to how I want to interact with clients: I want them to feel comfortable and want to be as relaxed and laid back as possible.
I've found, generally speaking, that people appreciate that attitude and it brings out the best in the folks I'm photographing and nowhere was that clearer than on a sunny May afternoon in Boston as I shot the engagement session of Courtnie and Richie.
Courtnie and Richie are a lot like most of my couples. They met through a shared interest (in this case church), hung out as friends and fell in love quickly. I knew the two would be fun when they described Richie's proposal on the Charles River Esplanade so it only made sense to hit Beantown for their engagement session and, man, was it a fun shoot.
I don't think I've ever walked around as much for an engagement shoot as I did with Courtnie and Richie but we simply couldn't help ourselves. There was so much to see and so much to shoot that what started out as an hour-long session turned into three hours and a four-mile trek around the area.
Believe me when I tell you, though. It was totally worth it.
So, if you'd like to see what I objectively think is one of the best portrait sessions I've ever shot -- it's definitely one of the longest-- check out Courtnie and Richie's engagement session by clicking here.
As always, thanks for reading and be sure to let me know what you think!