Gabby and Josh – Engagement @ Houston Zoo

I have to admit, one of my favorite parts of what I do is getting to know the people that I am photographing.  For me it is like I am having a conversation with you, and am learning who you are, and how you interact with me and with your fiance(e).  Some of my clients have asked me at the end of the shoot if I even was photographing them… I guess you could say I talk a lot.

… but there is  good reason.  I know that you are normal people, and I am a normal person, and most normal people feel awkward when a camera is pointed at them.  I am often reminded of the scene in Talladega nights when Ricky Bobby doesn’t know what to do with his hands.

In case you needed a reminder of the scene:

Anyways – The more that I can coach you, and keep you distracted… the easier it is going to be for both of us.  Then afterwards we can evaluate and talk about it.  I feel like people reveal themselves best when no one is looking, when they are just themselves.  It’s not really just the hair or the makeup or the different changes of clothes or the accessories or even the pose… it’s the moments that I am trying to capture.  The stories behind the people.  That is my hope, at least.

I wanted to share this engagement session with you.  Gabby and Josh are perfect in so many ways, but my favorite part about them is the innocent young love that they have together.  They are both incredibly beautiful, talented, kind-hearted, faithful and generous people, and I am grateful that they let me be a part of this journey with them.

Here are a few images from the session near the Houston Zoo, I hope that you see what I saw that day – this love is incredible:



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