A couple of weeks ago, I had the honor of photographing friend and fellow photographer Katie Jane Parker and her fiance John for their engagement session. Just as I love it when a little romance finds its way into a family session, I like to think of engagement sessions as the very first familiy session - and of course, it's all about romance.
But it's not just about romance, it's also about friendship and connection. I've been thinking a lot about connection since the Mommybites Summit and specifically about the ways in which photography creates and strengthens connections. Imagine how happy I was to read in Katie's blog about their experience in front of the camera - for them, the session itself was an incredible bonding experience, which is what I aspire to have every client to feel. That's a far cry from the painful, grimace-through-tears mass market in-store studio experience that often comes to mind when you bring up portrait photography, isn't it?!
I love the way the romance, friendship and connection in Katie and John's relationship shines through - and so glad I got the chance to capture it. Congratulations Katie and John and thank you for a great session!
nyc baby, child and family photographer alethea cheng fitzpatrick is based in brooklyn and specializes in contemporary, natural light portraiture. view her portfolio of babies, children or families or send her an e-mail here!