When Anna and Alan reached out to me about planning their engagement session, they mentioned that they had a cute apartment downtown with great views, but I didn’t expect their home to look like a literal movie set! We decided to highlight their life together by taking some photos of them at home and in their building, as well as around their neighborhood in downtown San Diego.
While we may present a more glammed-up version of ourselves in photos, I also feel like engagement sessions give us an opportunity to make a little time capsule of what your lives look like at this moment, in a way that we often can’t delve into on your wedding day. Capturing little glimpses of them making drinks together, cuddling up on their couch, and loving on their cat felt like the right way to help them remember how they started out.
While we’re taking photos for use right now, we’re also taking them for our future selves. Forty years from now, when life is very different and they have a whole lot of history behind them, they may just find these photos provide a great link back to their past. That’s always my hope, anyway.