Other people call it Engagement Photos, I call it “Get to know you” what ever it may be these sessions are one of my favorite things to shoot and Kevin and Darla are a perfect example of why. Every couple has something unique to them, something that they enjoy as a couple, a funny story of how they met, something they collect (we collect sand!), a hobby, or favorite activity. Kevin’s first words to Darla was asking her if she was into Martial Arts (maybe not in those exact words but close)…I know pretty funny, especially being that they were at a wedding and complete strangers and there were no visual cues to make him think she would be, but none the less that is what he said. So anyway, she was not then but apparently Kevin just has that effect on her, as you can see from the photos, she digs it now (and of course she digs Kevin too). My first thought when they showed me the samurai sword and what appeard to be a stick (escrima stick, bo staff, somthing along those lines) was “how am I going to shoot this so that they look like they love each other, not want to kill each other…” but I think you will agree they did great and I love it because it’s something both different from other engagement photos and special to them!