Jeffrey Byrnes Photographer Fashion + Portraits + Travel

Engagement Photos: Their Smiles

I love photographing love. It sounds cliche, but aside from the fact that I really like to photograph people, it is their interaction between one another that creates the desire to photograph weddings. The way she looks up at him with a smile on her face, the way he looks to the camera and grins happily knowing that he got the girl are all the elements that come together to create a powerful moment in their relationship. It is not just about snapping photos, it is not just about posing a couple, or getting the camera settings just right, tinkering with the light, it is about creating a moment for both of them in the photos and between them while they sit for the camera. An engagement session is typically the first time a couple will sit for the photographer before their wedding, unless that photographer is a good friend and they are accustomed to being in front of the camera. Chris and Andrea chose a spot that has meaning to them. "It is our favorite spot," they both said during the shoot and prior to the day when we had discussed locations. On a very warm, sunny Sunday, we spent a few hours walking around a reservoir that has a special place in both their hearts. Their love became some visible, it reminded me of why I like working with couples and photographing weddings. _MG_9332_MG_9376_MG_9304_MG_9233_MG_9114_MG_9158 copy_MG_9436_MG_9406_MG_9118 _MG_9193 copy _MG_9459