A Downtown Fairhope Engagement
Paige and Jackson gave me carte blanche when it came to their engagement portraits. While I’m always happy to fulfill client requests for something specific for their session, I also enjoy having total freedom. I photographed Paige’s sister’s wedding last December, so she and I already knew each other a bit from that wedding. In fact, I remember tracking her and Jackson down at the reception and asking if I could take a portrait of them. They agreed, but I could tell they were slightly shy about photos.
I love that Paige told me they’re not huge picture people, but then from the first photo of the session, all the way to the end, they were so natural and laid back in front of the camera! To say I enjoyed taking these photos is a major understatement! It has been a little while since I’ve done an engagement session in downtown Fairhope. I loved exploring new spots, in addition to revisiting some old favorites.
When taking engagement portraits in Fairhope, I love ending the session at the Fairhope Pier, but you just never know what the weather will be like down by the water. Sometimes it’s so windy that my clients can barely hear me giving them posing direction! The day of this session, the bay was still and quiet. I felt like every word I spoke could be heard across the entire pier. It was that quiet!
When we got down to the Fairhope Pier, I could tell we had timed it just right with the sunset. The large puffy clouds provided the perfect amount of diffusion to the harsh sun. I told Paige and Jackson I felt like I was looking at a post card as we walked down the pier. Even though my style of photography leans to the brighter side, I knew I wanted to capture some of the drama of the sky! It turned out just as I envisioned thanks to a little editing magic!