What constitutes a fun time at an engagement photo shoot? Well if you have Katie and John as clients then you already know who is bringing the fun. From the first shutter click to the last there was nothing but fun, laughs and smiles. A great time was had by all and that is how it should be.
Katie contacted me via my website and no lie within a matter of a couple of days, she booked the shoot and had already sent the payment over. Now if all my clients were this quick to pay. Just kidding. For the couple of weeks leading up to the shoot we were emailing ideas back and forth and doing so it was getting me excited to shoot them.
On the day of the shoot the weather was less than cooperative. Heavy downpours were the theme of the day. I actually thought about rescheduling the shoot. Since the shoot was scheduled for 6pm I still had some time to see if the rain would ease up. Around 3:30pm I got a text from Katie saying the sun was out and I was like that was all I needed to hear; the shoot was still on.
The engagement photo shoot was held in Surfside, FL on the beach. I brought my assistant, Paris, along to help out with the reflectors and for a woman’s perspective on things. We got there 45 minutes early and we scouted out the area on the beach where we would shoot. With the earlier rain, the beach was somewhat vacant which helps because the beach in South Florida this time of the year is packed.
So 6pm rolls around and Katie and John come strolling down the beach with these big smiles and Katie yelled hello from across the way. Then and there I knew we would have fun. We started out with them on the pathway that runs parallel to the beach before we actually headed to the beach.
Katie and John spent more time laughing and smiling through out the engagement photo shoot than I can remember having any client before. They were natural actors as well. They were all into every idea for a pose or interaction. It definitely made my job easier.
As we were shooting we had a “fan” watching us. This older gentleman in a speedo was just hanging around watching. At first I thought he was looking at our bags seeing if he could grab them etc. so I asked Paris to stand by the bags and keep an eye out. Midway through the shoot Katie invited the man up for some photographs. He was more than happy to oblige. Katie and John were good sports about it.
After the engagement photo shoot we all walked in the same direction. Katie was talking Pinterest with Paris while John and I were discussing their wedding. They’re getting married in Islamorada and he was mentioning how their friends are bartenders and how they will roast a pig. Sounds like my kind of party!