Vintage Western Engagement Portraits for Nikki & Jeremy Capture The Look of Love at Mentryville

September 21, 2011  •  Leave a Comment

We first met Nikki and her mom at the beginning of the year, and had a great time planning for Nikki’s upcoming wedding to Jeremy at Gardens of Paradise in Agua Dulce.  We always stress the importance of an engagement session before a wedding, and we feel it is so important to the overall success of the wedding photographs, that we include the session in all of our packages.  There really is no better way to get to know your clients, how to best photograph them, and instill confidence in you with them, then to actually create portraits for them that they love.  We pay close attention to what our couples tell us about what they are looking for.  Over thirty years of experience has taught us how critical this is, and it also keeps things fresh and interesting for us.  Every session is different, even if the location is the same, because of this interaction and exchange.

Since the actual session was our first time meeting Jeremy, we made sure his voice was heard.  We could tell Jeremy was an artistic, creative, individual and welcomed his input.  We processed the images in lots of different black and white and sepia variations, and these were their favorites.  We also had a chance to utilize some of the cool, old, rusty equipment in Mentryville as props.  The most important thing to us, was that Nikki and Jeremy were able to relax and enjoy the session, and we really could see the love they had for one another.  It was in their eyes!

We can’t wait to explore Gardens of Paradise with them, meet their bridal party, and the rest of the family.  We will keep you posted.

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