The first thing I told Janiece and Chris when they arrived at Bok Tower Gardens for their engagement session was to embrace the awkwardness. I’m not going to sit here and pretend that it’s a normal, casual thing to dress up and get in front of a stranger and be all lovey-dovey for them. It’s not! But my motto is that if you embrace the awkwardness with full force at first, you’ll relax enough for me to capture who you really are by the end of it. It works! It’s as if my camera disappears and it’s just a conversation between us. No awkwardness in any of these, I promise. They’re models!
I’ll never forget when I asked Chris, “when did you know she was the one?”
“On the first date,” he responded. Janiece was all smiles and I couldn’t help but photograph that exact moment. I don’t think she knew this and it made our time together all the more magical.
Can’t wait to see you both on your wedding day! Y’all know I’m stalking your instagrams on the daily.
Processing: The Find Lab
Location: Bok Tower Gardens