Why do I always like to do a engagement and/or bridal session as part of a wedding package? Because it’s a great chance to meet the bride and/or groom before the wedding day and this is something that is priceless on the wedding day. It gives us a chance to get to know a little bit about each other and it gives them a chance to get in front of the camera. Most people are not comfortable in front of the camera and feel like they need to be told exactly what to do, and this was no different for Michelle. My style is more to put you in a place, give you an idea of what to do, then tell you when a pose needs to be tweaked. At first, she was very uncomfortable even though she was really doing very good. As we worked together and kept shooting, she became more and more comfortable and by the end of the session she was a pro!
We shot this session at La Tranquila Ranch in Tomball, Texas. It is a beautiful, beautiful place and was named perfectly because it is so tranquil. It has everything you’d want in a shooting location. It has a couple of lakes, white picket fences, a giant oak tree and I think they even have horses there somewhere. We didn’t put the horse in any pictures but it was there somewhere.