Life is fragile. You blink, and your world can turn upside down. While every day should be a reminder of the gifts, the blessings, and the things that are truly important, it is often milestones like a new year that bring them back into focus.
As a photographer, my job is about capturing the things that matter most in life. The people and the relationships that make life really matter. I feel honored to get to witness and experience the love that people want to hang on to, brag about, or celebrate.
Kathryn and Kenn’s engagement session is a perfect example this. A beautiful couple, in love, full of joy, hope and plans. Their engagement photos provide them with a way of celebrating today, and the things they feel most grateful for… each other.
With each new year, it’s natural to look ahead, but most important to look around at the things that matter most in life.
So when making your New Years resolutions for 2013, make sure that appreciating the gifts you have, and celebrating the things that matter most in life remain at the top of your list.
“Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given, never forgotten, never let it disappear.” ~ John Lennon
To one of my favorite couples. . . Congratulations on your up coming wedding! You two have been a pleasure to work with throughout your engagement!
As most of you know, I have only been with Kim Ponsky Photography a short while. Matt and Monica were one of the first couples I have seen throughout the KPP process. From scheduling their engagement session to an ordering session (or 2) and now production. When the couple came in for their first ordering session Monica began to blush and explained to me how she is ”so not photogenic” and she said she was nervous to see her images. (If only I had a dollar for every time I heard this!) I assured her that she was crazy because she and the images were amazing! Needless to say, the couple loved the images and we have spent some time figuring out to how to best show them off! Invitations, albums, wall art, oh my. . . the options are nearly endless!
Moral of this story is just be yourself. . . Let go and and let your photographer. . . Kim has the amazing ability to capture your most candid self. She only needs 1/200 of a second to capture the moments we all hold so dear! It doesn’t hurt to work with such a gorgeous couple either! ;)
Congratulations again you two! Best wishes on the road ahead!
While most of Cleveland spent St. Patrick’s Day downtown in the crowds or BBQ’ing in their backyard, we spent that incredible Saturday morning photographing one of this summer’s future bride and grooms. Alexis and Sergio are not only gorgeous, they are so fun to work with. We didn’t have to try too hard to make this couple look good or in love — we just had to stand back and let them be…
If this engagement photo session is any indication, we are going to have an amazing time, and get incredible wedding photos of these two on their September wedding day!
They’ve been engaged for a year… their wedding’s not for another 6 months… but Tal and Brian picked New Year’s Day for their engagement photo session! It was cold, it was wet, and I was tired… and I loved every second of it!!
Tal is my sister-in-law, and has become a great friend. One night, a few years back, I decided to try a little something and introduced her to my long-time friend Brian. Knowing each of them for so long, and knowing them so well, it was so much fun to get to take their engagement pictures! I knew that they were a great couple, but seeing them through the lens gave me a new perspective on their relationship. After the session when I had the chance to flip through the images, I had a smile on my face, and honestly may have been a bit teary-eyed… they are just so cute together, are such good friends, and are so in love.
They were great sports during their photo shoot– from walking through muddy/soggy woods, climbing down a pretty steep ravine, standing within smelling-distance to a whole lot of horse manure, to posing in the rain… we got a lot of great shots that not only represent their individual personalities, but who they are as a couple…. all thanks to me! :-)
I love you guys!! Here are some of my favorites…
Engagement photos can be done for so many reasons… you want more photos than your wedding day will allow for; you want to take photos in a fun location you wouldn’t DARE go to in your wedding gown; you want great photos with your fiancé that show a less formal side of you… the list continues.
I love doing engagement photo shoots because it’s a great way for us all to get comfortable with each other before the big day; for the couple to get used to having us around snapping away; so we can see how the couple interacts with one another; and for us all to get to know each other better!
Allison and Sam are getting married on New Year’s Eve… I can’t wait to photograph their wedding! We recently did their engagement photos, and it was so much fun driving around to different parts of downtown Cleveland that have meaning to them as a couple. Whether they choose to include these photos in their wedding album, to make a separate album of just these images, or to get a great wall portrait to put in the new home they’ll share together, they will now not only have photos of Allison and Sam: Bride and Groom, but as Allison and Sam: The couple.
Here are some of my favorites — See you Saturday!