We photographed these two beautiful people at their home, doing what they do best: loving their land and each other. In the past we use to feel a pressure to “create” a winning image for our clients that came from us… but we’ve come to realize it doesn’t have anything at all to do with us. If we just capture people as they are, the image comes from them. And in the end, the results feel timeless & true. Meagan & Jay live out in Eden where they own chickens, goats, a dog and a couple cats. Meagan also runs a long term cat boarding business on the property. We spent almost three hours with them exploring what their lives are like, hiking out to where they walk their dog, and watching the sun go down at the end of it.
We often hear our couple’s tell us before their engagement session that they aren’t “photogenic” or they “don’t know what to do” for the session. It’s our job as the photographers to know where the good light is and how to work the camera BUT the real key to an engagement session is having a couple be who they are and do what they normally do. And if that means having the session in their home , or on their farm , or in your neighborhood where you go grocery shopping and visit the local bookstore, or in your apartment & down their street at their favorite bar, we’re down for it. The only thing we ask is that our client’s be themselves… and our only hope is to deliver them something they can look back on in 50 years and say, “remember how we use to live & love & spend our days?”
We’ll let you in on a little secret. We have, for the first time since our wedding, hired a professional photographer to take our “portraits” this summer. The session has already stirred great anticipation in our hearts (and a little fear in our stomachs of how awkward we might feel/be in FRONT of a camera). But then we look at all of the amazing couples we get to photograph week after week and we feel the fear fade as we’re reminded, all will be fine if we just show up and be us.