Now that we’ve started a new year, and I’ve slowed down just a bit with shooting weddings and portraits, I’ve had time to reflect on how grateful I am for 2021!
Obviously, personally it was a big year for me. Having Grayson in February changed our whole world in all the ways.
Even with being off for the first part of the year from shooting weddings and sessions, we were still able to photograph lots of engagement sessions, proposals, and couple sessions!
I shot everywhere from Downtown Greenville, the Statehouse in Columbia, family-land in little corners of South Carolina, the most beautiful college campuses, some of our favorite wedding venues, and more! I always love traveling and seeing new places and places that are special to my couples.
Engagement sessions are still one of my very favorite types of sessions because it’s a no pressure type of scenario. Just a sweet time for me to get to know the couple, and for the couple to get to know me, while getting comfortable in front of the camera. It’s also a great time for me to learn what poses are most flattering and comfortable for the couple, too.
I always really enjoy getting to see and photograph close up details of the bride-to-be’s engagement ring, and seeing the outfits that the couple chooses that reflects their personality.
Going into each session this year, I tried to focus on a different thing to accomplish and challenge myself on. Sometimes it was trying to find/create foreground in images so that the images appeared more soft and intimate. Other times it was to make sure I tried different poses I’ve never done before. Or maybe it was that I try new and interesting ways to photograph the engagement ring. Whatever the goal, I tried to be more mindful to not get stuck doing the same things over and over, but to cater to that individual couple more than I ever have before.
I’m so proud of these images and love each of these couples!! Some of them were married in 2021 and others will be married in 2022. Enjoy a few of my favorite photos from 2021 engagement sessions, in no particular order.