Each couple expresses their love in different ways. They each have their own stories, their own inside jokes, their own trials and triumphs. What all couples share with each other is that they person that lights them up the most is their partner.
Beloved photography is about creating time and space to focus on your partner, on the connection between the two of you. It's an authentic experience of the other.
As an engagement session:
Besides providing a great snapshot of your love in its early days, engagement sessions provide a wonderful opportunity to start becoming comfortable in front of the camera and get us past the awkwardness that is normal. Most of us fear the camera a little and engagement sessions help to alleviate that and also provide for much more natural photos the day of the wedding.
Additionally, many couples use engagement session photos to create many different products; save the date cards, thank you cards and the most popular: a guestbook for the big day which is a great way to share the photos and your friends thoughts and wishes for you.
To celebrate anniversaries:
I've had the honor of shooting couples who are in their first few years. I also have the honor of shooting couples who are celebrating 40 years together. It's a privilege to observe love that has seen each other through ups and downs, through children and different careers, and through all that life tosses at a couple through the years.
Beloved Sessions are a great opportunity to return to some of the early days of the relationship. I've had couples who find out new things about each other they never knew before. It's a chance to discover the love of your life all over again, or at least have some uncluttered time to spend with them.
Or just because:
My wife, Jessica, and I have done a few photo session ourselves. We've put those photos on our walls of our house and they help us remember the connection we share. I wake up daily and look across the bedroom to see two photos of us embracing. When I walk out of our house, I see three photos by our backdoor which show us laughing and adventuring through life together. I'm constantly reminded of her beauty and my heart beats a little extra beat.
Beloved Sessions are a great opportunity to invest in each other. They aren't designed to save a relationship, they are designed to help you remember why you got into one in the first place. And they make great date nights!
Costs and Availability:
Use the contact form and drop me a line so we can talk about available dates and other options together.
*Engagement Sessions are options with wedding packages; email me to see the full pricing guide for weddings
I am available for shooting on any of the Hawaiian islands (as well as some travel back to Wisconsin and the mainland). I'm happy to give you travel cost estimates for sessions not based on Oahu.