I met this lovely couple Friday evening at the beautiful Lettuce Lake Park in Tampa near USF to commemorate their engagement. I know a lot of couples are unsure whether to have engagement photos done but there are a few reasons why I think you should go for it. If you plan to mail save the dates, they are a lot more fun if they come with a great new photo of you and your fiancé. They're also a great opportunity to interact with your photographer and get to know them before your wedding day. This is especially important if you are a bit shy in front of the camera which this couple was not at all. And besides, being engaged is a special time in your life and you'll be happy to look back on your engagement photos when you're old and gray together. Deanna and Jeremy were a really laid back, sweet couple. They were so fun to work with and I can't wait to shoot their wedding in November!
It seemed like everything was going wrong for this shoot. It was swelteringly hot, Ella and Terrence were stuck behind an accident, and then it started to rain! But then, just like that everything was back on track! The rain cleared (and took some of the people in the park with it) The clients got there, and well, it stayed hot but still! Ella and Terrence were awesome to work with. They were up for anything and really seemed to enjoy themselves, basically the holy grail for photographers. Plus, could Ella seriously be glowing any more than she is! She's going to make an absolutely gorgeous bride, Terrence is a lucky man.
I just want to talk to you guys a little bit about a new idea I'm really excited about. Vision Boards!! Something I know a lot of my clients struggle with is how to decide and express what kind of look they're hoping for with their Engagement, family, or child photography session. Do I wan't a modern look, a romantic look, vintage? What kind of clothing and what location will help make my ideas a reality? How do I explain all this to Karah? Easy, Vision Boards! Go to Pinterest and make an account if you don't have one. Then start searching. If you have no idea what your vision is yet, try searching for something basic like "Engagement Photography ideas". Here's what I saw when I searched that phrase
I met up with Ami and Trent this past weekend at Clam bayou in Tampa to celebrate their Engagement. They live in Alexandria Virginia (which is coincidentally where I lived for a year back when I first got married) but they've decided to have a manatee wedding here in Florida and are here making preparations. I had a great time meeting them and they seem like a fun couple who are very much in love. Also, if I was a videographer instead of a photographer you would be able to hear some pretty terrible karaoke that was being blasted somewhere near-by while we were shooting. Poor Credence Clearwater Revival was getting butchered.
I was so excited for this one. Donald contacted me to capture the very special moment when he proposed to his girlfriend (spoiler Alert, now Fiancee) at Sand Key Park in Clearwater. I hung back as they walked along the beach and she never noticed her paparazzi as he proposed. Afterward I shot a few more photos of the happy couple
Karah Couch is a photographer and mother of two year old twins.