Love, Laughs, and Nerves | A Bluestone Vineyard Engagement Session by Wedding Photographer Josef Sullivan
I was a bit nervous going into this shoot due to my impression of Reed during our video chat. I thought he was perhaps navy seals, and that he ate men. He definitely represented beard gang during that interview but was clean shaven when he showed up to the engagement session. His face wasn’t the only thing that changed for the session. Reed turned out to be a pretty funny guy…and nervous! At least for this shoot. In fact we took a little break so he could take a shot! Kathleen took one too, but I think just for fun!! She was totally down to get her photo taken.
Generally speaking couples warm up to me taking their picture after a few moments. I'm a pretty laid back guy, and I like to have some music playing during a shoot when possible. I try to remind couples not to focus on the pictures so much, but to focus on each other. Admittedly this can be easier for some than for others, but that's why we have enough time in the session to warm up and either forget about me or laugh, chat, and realize that I'm harmless and only here to document some loving moments that you can cherish for a lifetime.
Venue: Bluestone Vineyard