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I feel that I can speak for most people when I say we are ready for some spring weather. It seems like we might go straight from 50 degrees to 100 degrees and skip all the wonder days in the middle. However, an engagement session with no rain, on a sunny day, in the ever blooming botanical gardens, give us hope of warmer days. It was still a bit chilly, but we were all able to manage as we navigated around the garden. Samantha and Josh were up for whatever during the session. I usually try to do a mixture of the traditional posed photos, candid moments, as well as, some romantic or silly images. This helps us to capture a variety of images for the couple. Most couples don’t often take so many photos together, so this gives them all the options to see what they like best. Do they think laughing smiles are their best look or do they prefer a softer smile? Important to know for the wedding photos!

When selecting a location for engagement photos we have suggestions that we are willing to offer to our couple. However, if there is a particular place in mind we are more than happy to accommodate those requests. Josh proposed in the botanical garden so they thought it would be nice to have the engagement photos in the same location. Not only were we able to use lots of areas throughout the garden. We were also able to utilize the exact bench that he proposed. We recreated the moment, complete with a YES from Samantha. We may not have been there for the actual moment he asked her but this was a great recreation that they will cherish forever.

Even though Josh and Samantha don’t take photos together often they are very photogenic and easily pose together. The true emotions come out in each image which gives us confidence that the wedding photos will be magical!

 

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