Flourish: The Engagement Shoot

So, let’s get back to my stories about the Flourish Workshop. The second day of the workshop was all about lighting and how Angela, Kim and Kitty conduct their photo shoots. In the morning we had the pleasure of working with two couples: Sam and Lizzie, who are engaged, and also Angela and Luke who are already married. Both couples were absolutely wonderful and such good sports! Can you even imagine having 23 cameras aimed at you for several hours?

We started in an empty space upstairs from Angela’s studio where Kim gave instruction and advice. It was so helpful to me to watch her work. I recognized her doing some of the things that I do, which reassured me that I must be doing at least a few things right! After Kim spent time working with the couples, we attendees got to shoot and direct with the couples. I have to admit, this was slightly intimidating for me – I am totally comfortable working with my own subjects, but I’ve never had to do it in front of so many other photographers, and mega-talented photographers at that! On top of that, I am NOT a morning person. (My fabulously fun roomie, Jaci, and I had stayed up really late the night before, so that didn’t help!) Despite the intimidation factor and my morning fogginess, I learned a lot from observing everyone and listening to what worked for each of them.

Both couples were so gorgeous and fun to shoot.

It was actually really chilly outside, but you’d never know it from the photos and the expressions on their faces. Such troopers!

How great is Lizzie for standing out there in the cold with tons of patience and smiles wearing a dress?!

Thanks so much Sam, Lizzie, Angela and Luke – you all made this session so much fun! Coming up next: the bridal portrait session.

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  • Jaci - AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME images! I LOVE the first one with Angela’s leg against the wall!
    Sorry for keeping you up so late the night before! It’s hard to stop talking when you’re having so much fun 🙂


  • susan solo - No worries Jaci! I had the BEST time with you, so it was totally worth feeling near-comatose the next morning!ReplyCancel