Photojournalism is the main aspect of my photography that stays consistent no matter what type of session it is. This is what keeps me grounded in knowing my purpose in life. Story telling through images and writing is something I've been passionate about ever since I studied photography in college. No matter if it's connecting with nature's beauty or connecting with the people around me, I truly care about telling their story. It's easy to wake up and see all the bad surrounding us, but sharing the joy, love, and light can change your perspective on how you feel every day. Take a look through my blog entries to see how you feel through my art of storytelling.
August 27, 2019
Hey friends! I had the pleasure of taking Jon & Cassidy’s engagement portraits last spring at Callaway Gardens where they will be getting married this November. We had such a good time walking around the gardens, which made us even more excited for their wedding this fall! This wedding will be super special for me to capture because Cassidy is like family to me. I have had the pleasure to get to know Jon and their relationship, so their photos will reflect everything I know is important to them.
As I practice to become a better photographer, that means knowing what is most important to my subject, and capturing that for each person I get to work with. Before each engagement session, I like to ask couples what type of couple portraits feel more like them. If you’re about to have portraits made with your significant other, this is a great topic for you to talk about. Do you enjoy more emotional and moody portraits? Do you enjoy more silly and happy portraits? Are you more reserved and enjoy the classy look? Are you and your love okay with getting close and personal in front of a camera? Edgy or traditional?
I’ve learned that Jon & Cassidy lean towards traditional with a touch of silly portraits! Scroll down to see the woods we wandered into during our time at Callaway Gardens.
Thank you for reading my blog! As I mentioned above, there are many different styles of engagement photography. Later this week, I will share Justin & Ellen’s engagement session so you can see an emotional and moody style of my work. Stay updated with my blogs by following Mary Lee Palmer Photography on social media!