When I initially met with Ashton and L.B. I remember thinking of what a good looking couple they were. I was very anxious to take some time and photograph their engagement session. Ashton first expressed interest in shooting in Oakland and around the Pittsburgh area. The only concern with that was that they live about an hour and a half away. After reconsidering, we decided to shoot in Washington, PA, which is much closer to home for them. Honestly, I was elated with this. Much of my photography takes place in Pittsburgh- so, I grab at any chance to shoot outside of my “comfort zone.” I hadn’t shot down in Washington for about 2 years, but vaguely remembered certain locations. We began at Washington & Jefferson College.
The wind was doing such wonderful things with Ashton’s beautiful, long hair. Ha ha- most of the time it was in the way- but I waited eagerly for the right burst to brush it away.
I love to get right in my clients faces- Ha ha. I usually wait about a half hour into the session to do this. I want them to get a little warmed up first.
I don’t know if it’s just me, but I don’t think engagement pictures need to always be about huge smiles and faces towards the camera. There’s something about L.B.’s eyes and the way Ashton is “surrendering” herself to him. If feel like this image convey’s more of an emotion of love than if they were to just be looking at the camera and smiling.
We ended the session at this cool warehouse that L.B. used to work at. It was totally unplanned, but I am absolutely excited about the images here. It was such a new place to shoot at for me, that I was like a kid in a candy store. PLUS- the evening light was coming in…….
I told you there would be more evening light pictures. I mean, can you beat that image?
I had such an amazing afternoon with them and I cannot wait until their wedding in September.