A few years ago, I posted my “last engagement shoot” on here. I presumed that I would never shoot another engagement session since I was no longer shooting weddings professionally. Then I met Duke; he’s my barber. Like with most barbers you tend to have a light conversation to make the time pass and make the experience a bit more pleasant. But over time I started to learn more about Duke and I found myself sharing my life experiences with him as well. Without fail at every visit, Duke would mention his girlfriend Alyssa and always had something endearing to say about her. I mean, I’ve known for while now that he was going to marry her without a doubt. Then one day, I sat in his chair, as he was fixing the smock around my neck he leaned in and said, “I got the ring!”
You can hear the excitement in his voice and he had the whole thing planned out over a Hawaiian vacation for their anniversary. As soon they came back I got a call from Duke asking me to shoot their engagement photos, and bam! I’m back in! I forgot what it’s like to photograph a couple in love, man, I was worried about being rusty and forgetting the tricks of the trade. It all came flooding back in. Look, I have to give Alyssa and Duke a lot of credit because they were so easy-going and up for anything. Patient, oh so patient too. Weather was perfect, lighting was on point and the sparks were flying between these two!
Thank you Alyssa and Duke, it was an absolute pleasure to photograph you two!