Photographed by Jennie Johansson
It’s been a while since I featured engagement sessions, and with summer coming up (and foreseeing a number of proposals over your romantic vacation trips) I thought I’d advertise a bit for this concept… just in case you haven’t heard of it before. I’m happy to see though, that more and more wedding photographers in Scandinavia are offering ‘pre-wedding shoots’ as part of their packages, because I can’t recommend having them done enough. My experience is that they’re an excellent warm-up for discovering what works for you when you’re being photographed, and the resulting pictures are often just as beautiful as your wedding pictures – however, much more timeless. Many engagement sessions that we see around the web are full of props… but I love one that just uses beautiful surroundings and a pretty dress just as much.
To illustrate, here’s a lovely engagement shoot, photographed by the very talented Jennie Johansson. Here’s what Jennie has to say about the couple:
“The couple is Rebecca and Rickard and they are getting married in june 30th this year. To celebrate their love we went to the church that they will get married and had a amazing time together.
Rebecca is a girl who wants to take care of everyone around her. She is caring, kind and wish everyone well. Richard is a guy who is not afraid to offer himself to make others laugh. If you meet them one by one so you see their different personalities. But when they are together they become one. They become Rebeckard. Rebeckard is the personification of love and to see them together shows you just what love is all about. That you can spin round and round and knowing that the other does not let go. Being able to be yourself and just cuddle. Being able to joke and laugh together. It is love. It is Rebeckard. I’m so glad I got to immortalize their love and show it to others.”