When I am photographing and engagement session, I am primarily striving to document the relationship between the bride and the groom. I want to naturally capture the way the couple interacts, acts around each other, and reacts to each other. Are they shy? Are they comfortable with public displays of affection? Are they outgoing and gregarious? Does the camera make them nervous? I take all of these things, and more, into consideration when working with couples during their engagement portrait sessions. While most of the images that I document during an engagement session focused on the interaction between the bride and groom, I also feel that it is important to create camera aware portraits. Many brides and grooms choose to use these more formal portraits for their save the date cards, or frame them for display at their wedding reception. This formal portrait perfectly exemplifies what I am looking for when composing this type of image. I have beautiful light on the face of the bride and groom, first and foremost. The pose is natural and believable. I have chosen a long lens to flatter the couple, and also to isolate them from their background. I’ve chosen an appropriate background for the image, enhancing the photograph without distracting from the couple. I also love the classic black and white conversion. I feel that it gives this image and incredibly timeless feel.