Okay, so most of the time I shoot engagement sessions in the park. I think the majority of photographers spend an inordinate amount of time in their local parks, to be honest. Parks are beautiful, don’t get me wrong! I love the way the Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain has such incredible, thoughtful variety of plant life that at any time of year you’re guaranteed to find something lovely. But when my clients Dimitra and Kristin approached me with a plan to cook breakfast together for their engagement photo session, I was ecstatic. And I hadn’t even tasted their cooking at that point!
I met D and K at their home in Brookline, in the cutest little neighborhood. I loved the way all the houses on their block were painted different colors, or had different styles of architecture. We went up to the kitchen, and we all got to work.
Food and coffee are important to this couple. They love to cook meals together, and they met at work in a coffee shop. So for their engagement photos, D and K knew they needed to stay true to themselves. They prepared a gorgeous breakfast, and when they were done even saved a bowl for me. That’s how to get to my heart, dear clients: feed me delicious food.
I love that these folks picked a venue for their photos that allowed them to feel comfortable, and showcased what’s important to them: love, good eats, and great coffee.