When I say “bring sentiment” in to an engagement shoot, THIS session with Chase and Clarissa is exactly what I mean. Look, I totally understand how so many people want those standard beach photos, and I don’t mind doing them, if that’s what you want, go for it! Let’s do it! Your wish is my command! However if you’re choosing that route simply because you don’t know where else to shoot, you’re going about it the wrong way! Clarissa and Chase flew in from South Carolina last week to spend some time with family, (for Clarissa) wedding dress shopping with her sister, and to take their engagement photos! I was so so SO excited when I heard about my friend Samantha’s little sister getting engaged but even MORE thrilled when Clarissa emailed me about wedding and engagement photos. (I see an east coast wedding in my future…. =D). We literally waited and waited until last minute when it came to deciding where to take their engagement photos. Both of them are so incredibly “easy-going” that they would’ve been fine with taking them almost anywhere, but I wanted it to be special so I was tossing and turning over this all week! Finally the night before the shoot, Clarissa fills me in on a little bit of information that just sparked a thought in my mind. She mentioned that when they first met he was in a band and he’s really in to music. BINGO.
They met at a house party in college, (the romantic kind of house party I’m assuming, I wouldn’t know since I’ve never been- to college, I understand house parties quite well, but moving on!) and Clarissa came with a puppy she found that very day. Chase and her somehow got to talking, hanging out, and the rest is well… Facebook Relationship Status Updated! Chase asked Clarissa how to make it more official and she lovingly told him – five years ago – “change your status on Facebook!” I love it. I can’t wait to see that status changed to “married” next year. Congrats again you two, enjoy this engagement as much as possible, don’t stress on the little things – and Clarissa, please feel free to call me for anything what-so-ever that I may be of assistance with! Love you guys, thank you for letting Jeff and I capture these for you!