engagement

Diane & Alex | Engagement Portraits | Dauphin Island, AL

Dauphin Island Engagement Session

Diane and Alex are one of the most laid back, fun couple I have ever worked with. I took their engagement portraits on a cold January  afternoon on the beach that will be the backdrop to their wedding. Dauphin Island is a gorgeous island at the southern tip of Mobile, AL. One of the best perks of being a photographer is getting to sometimes work on the beach!

I love it when couples can make each other laugh and show their love and emotion for each other without much direction. Diane and Alex were one of those couples. His sense of humor even had me laughing with them. We even talked her into getting her feet wet in the freezing cold water!! 

I, like them, can not wait until their wedding day! I love being a part of a couple’s big day and providing them with images that will last a lifetime and beyond. I know it’s going to be a great day, with hopefully one of those gorgeous Alabama sunsets.  

Samantha & Graham | Engagement Photography | Fairhope, Alabama

 Summertime Engagement Session at the Fairhope Pier.

I absolutely love engagement sessions. Getting to shoot couples who are not only excited about their new journeys in life that they will be taking together but also excited aboutplanning a wedding to celebrate their love for each other.  Engagement photos gives me a chance to get to know and work with couples in a more relaxed setting before their wedding. Plus, we get to spend time outdoors in nature! Samantha and Graham wanted a summertime engagement photo session at the Fairhope Pier, in Fairhope, Alabama for their location. As someone who grew up near the water I always love it when clients choose a location with beautiful sunsets and amazing landscapes.

This park is full of scenic overlooks and paths through the trees. There is a beach with piers for fishing and swimming. It even has a long pier with a restaurant in the middle!  Samantha & Graham were complete naturals in front of the camera. They were full of laughter and had trouble keeping a straight face for "serious" poses. I always love couples like this because its easy to show their personalities with each other and it allows them to be comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera.

The way that Graham looks at Samantha and the connection that you can see and feel through these photos has me absolutely swooning over the session! I loved working with both of youand had a blast shooting your session.

I am already looking forward to spending more time with these two on their wedding day at the beautiful Grand Hotel this December in Point Clear, Alabama. Scroll down to see more of my favorites from the Fairhope engagement photos from this shoot and feel free to leave a congratulations for the happy couple.