Vonny and Brandon are a Brooklyn couple that Michele and I were thrilled to begin working with a few months ago. We immediately recognized that they were the type of couple we wanted to work with after our first meeting. It’s difficult to explain just how we knew that; it was an ineffable combination of just the right amount of enthusiasm, vision, and rapport, which we established right away.
All couples that book my service receive a complimentary Engagement or E-session, which I think is an critical element of my service because it accomplishes two things. It gives all of us, Michele , myself, and couples the opportunity to get cozy taking pictures before their wedding. Secondly, it gives me the chance to engage with couples on a personal level and build a relationship based on trust.
This summer really was a scorcher, and nobody looked forward to a humid and sweaty photo session. That”s why we scheduled our session toward the end of the summer/beginning of fall, to capitalize on the somewhat cooler weather to be expected. Although this session will still happen several months before the wedding, we decided that it’d be best to capitalize on what the season offers in photographic opportunities.
I enjoy working with couples on the planning of their E-session, especially when they bring ideas of their own to the table. Vonny was inspired by, and wanted to incorporate the theme of the red thread of fate – which exists
within many Asian cultures. According to the myth, the gods have tied an invisible red thread around the ankle or pinky finger of each person, connecting to them to their partner. The thread can be tangled, though never broken.
Much like another E-session I shot last year, we decided to incorporate an outfit change mid-session. Vonny and Brandon changed into more casual attire for the 2nd half of the session. While it’s not always logistically feasible to have an outfit change, we were glad we did because it got quite cool later that evening.
See shots below!