I am often asked if I do weddings. I prefer to leave that to the professionals. The wedding professionals, that is. There are many excellent specialists, so I am always happy to refer clients to the good ones.
Ok, so why am I telling you this? I have started to take a few engagement shoots, or as they are sometimes referred to now, Save-the-Date shoots. These are fun, no pressure shoots that last an hour or two. I don’t carry lights or gear, other than my camera and a reflector. When we do them in the city, perfect strangers will watch, smile, and congratulate the couple after a shot. It's pretty cool! We walk around looking for good scenes and backgrounds, take some fun shots, see if it works and move on.
I recently shot one for Jen and Eric, in the North End of Boston. I think you can tell that they had a great time!