Jill & Bert — Baltimore engagement session — Baltimore wedding photography

Most of my engagement sessions start this way: We decide on a great location in advance — a beautiful park, a fun urban scene, some place that means something to my clients. I arrive early to scout out the best spots and — more importantly — the best light. When my clients arrive, they’re usually a little hesitant, a little unsure about being in front of the camera. I show them generally where to stand to begin, back up with my long lens and encourage them to just relax and enjoy being together. I was still backing up to give Jill and Bert a little warm-up room when they wrapped their arms around each other and snuggled in close, seemingly unaware of the 200mm lens aimed at them. This next image, in fact, is the very first one that I fired off during their recent fall engagement session. We all lucked out with gorgeous late-afternoon light and great fall foliage. I lucked out with a wonderful pair of clients who are obviously quite in love. And Jill and Bert lucked out in finding each other at a triathlon where they were both competing. Since I’m trying to get this post up before their upcoming engagement party so that they can share these images with their friends and family, I’m going to stop jabbering and just post some of my favorites from our afternoon together.

Jill hobbled around in a pair of heels for the first part of our session and then changed into more reasonable flats. I should mention here that she has a broken foot.

This is why we shoot at sunset or sunrise. For this kind of light. It’s perfection.

A little moonrise over the harbor.

And how could we possibly shoot in Federal Hill without a stop at the LOVE sign at the American Visionary Arts Museum?

Jill and Bert, I had a marvelous time running around the neighborhood for your engagement session and can’t wait to work with you for your wedding next fall!

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