Other than burning the last two pieces of bread this morning and therefore having to eat oatmeal made with chocolate milk for breakfast today's been quite a lovely day. Speakers were announced for the Inspire Photo Seminars in 2012 and I'm beyond excited to be on the list. I'll be talking about how I used the lessons learned during my 10 years of corporate America to run a successful photography business (I can't believe that next year will be my 5th year of photographing weddings!). The theme is "Turning Personal Creativity into Financial Profit" and Inspire usually sells out so photographer blog readers should register asap **here**, there are even a few earlybird registrations left. Shameless self-promotion over (although I'll be doing a more specific blog on this in the future!) let's see some remarkable engagement pictures of happy people!
Meet Mallory and Matt:
Mallory & Matt are getting married next year at the Popponesset Inn on the Cape and so although we're planning to do their engagement session in Charlestown, MA they needed a few pictures for their save the date. If a couple has a full engagement session included in their wedding collection I am more than happy to do a quick mini engagement shoot (10 pictures in 10 minutes!) as long as they're flexible with location/timing (a mini shoot isn't mini if it involves a 3 hour drive for me...) so Mallory & Matt happily came up to Maine and we shot in Kennebunkport.
Although I have a strict no-drinking rule at weddings it's sometimes nice to start an engagement shoot by sitting and chatting with a drink. However we started at 9am so didn't think a drink was in the plans until the very nice man at Tia's let us sit by the outdoor fireplace and happily brought us some bloody marys. Matt wanted us to know he was putting a lot of effort into drinking his:
We then wandered around the quaint little town of Kennebunkport where Mallory used to come as a child, so many options for cute engagement pictures:
You would think we'd have found some fall foliage but no, every last leaf was still green:
I found this rather lovely blue wall and frankly could have just hung out here for the whole shoot. When you have a couple as hilarious and relaxed as Mallory and Matt (LOVE Mallory's expressions) you don't really need all sorts of different locations (and if the nice man from Tia's had delivered...well, I might not have come home)
Driving home I was thinking "Hmmm, my invisaligns must be working" and then I realized my face was just aching from laughing so much:
One last one at a little sculpture park we stumbled upon:
How awesome will Matt & Mallory's wedding be? How amazing is Mallory going to look in her wedding dress? How excited are you for next September? How much do you feel like making a bloody mary right now?