Bride & Groom: Lane & Garrett
Location: St. Pete Beach, FL
Here are some of the highlights of Lane and Garrett’s gorgeous engagement session.
From an urban aesthetic to an idyllic setting, there’s a huge contrast between their chosen locations. Here’s a little note on the happy couple. I met Lane and Garrett through Lane’s sister, Lora, who helped coordinate Emily and Hoyt’s wedding. Lane and Garrett are very nice people, and I think both locations suit the couple’s combined personality rather well.
They kept the first half of the shoot simple and casual, truly portraying the modern city lifestyle. Garrett looked charming in a simple teal polo shirt to match off-white khakis, while Lane is ever-gorgeous in an Aztec-print cobalt-orange mini-dress. The secluded areas at Vinoy Park added an intimate effect to the shoot, bringing the couple to their own little world. For the latter half, Lane changed into a plain white dress, which is a nice touch to the serene atmosphere of the seaside. Of course, the shore always adds a magical vibe to any engagement session – or any photoshoot, for that matter.
On that note, I’d like to take this opportunity to give you, guys, some tips for choosing locations for your own engagement sessions.
- Time management is key!
- The session has to fit into 2 hours. Since a location change is encouraged halfway through, it’s best to keep the shoot for each venue around an hour tops.
- The two locations must be no more than 10 to 15 minutes away from each other. It’s to ensure that there’s no rushing, and there will be adequate amount of time for photographs in both locations.
- Take note of the sun. If natural light is what you’re after, it’s better to start earlier in the day. Meanwhile, if you’re vying for that romantic glow, make sure you get to your location prior to the sunset time. Remember, sunsets are tricky. It’s best to be prepared if you want the perfect shots.
I hope these quick tips help in the first step to your picture-perfect life together!