I love the "Real Weddings" that I feature on TBC...seeing the couple's wedding stories come to fruition and being able to share it with you guys is truly a pleasure....the special moments before the wedding are also wonderful to capture and I am excited to share them with you...so today the beautiful and amazingly talented photographers....Elizabeth Messina and Laura Novak are sharing their "Engagement Sessions" images with us...up first is Elizabeth....I am always excited when Elizabeth stops by the cafe for a visit...her work is breathtaking and there is always a story to be told through her images...Enjoy!
Meet Isabelle & Daniel...they are such a cute couple....Elizabeth shares her thoughts on "E-Sessions" with us..."There is something so special about the time before a couple weds...it's a time so full of excitement and love...most people know how important beautiful wedding photographs are...for me, the moments before a wedding are just as special and I am thrilled when I have the opportunity to photograph a couple during their engagement. It's an opportunity for me to see how they interact when nobody is around and to see their personal style. It also gives me a chance to really connect with a couple which is so important to me when I photograph...not only do they get images that will always remind them of this special time in their life...it also enhances my ability to truly capture their story on their wedding day.
These photos were taken in New York City in the spring...Isabelle & Daniel are just the sweetest couple. They both had such affection for each other. I was moved by their obvious love and I must say that Isabelle has the most wonderful taste in shoes! Shooting in New York was especially important for them...it's where they live...part of their story. Their destination wedding this winter will be a joy to photograph...but I will always remember our beautiful day in the park!"
Elizabeth is right...Isabelle has excellent taste in shoes...LOVE THEM!
How cute is this...such a fun shot!
This is so sweet...Elizabeth got a shot of Isabelle with her dad!
Isabelle wanted to share her and Daniel's day with us and what it was like working with Elizabeth..."Working with Elizabeth was a dream! When she arrived the day of our engagement shoot, after weeks of talking on the phone, I felt more connected to her than ever. She was always warm and lovely, but being with her and with Daniel made me feel so comfortable and prepared for our big day. Both Daniel and I loved her and felt the tension of being photographed quickly fade into a happy relationship and even a desire to be photographed:) For two people afraid of the camera, this was clearly unusual and wonderful to know that something irreplaceable was being created. I felt happy and beautiful in her presence with a great enthusiasm to see her pictures.
When I did...presented in Elizabeth's fantastic and personal style, I cried. She captured my life and love, better than I could have ever imagined it. I was in heaven! I simply cannot wait for our wedding day. Having these photographs is one of the greatest luxuries I have known, and yet, I cannot imagine not having them in my life. We are using our favorite shots for our rehearsal dinner and we're even using one of her brilliant shots as part of our favors. Getting to know our photographer before our wedding felt resonate and joyous. We cannot wait to enjoy our wedding day with someone we adore and whom we know will capture our love. Elizabeth's photos are magic....We cannot wait!!!"
Elizabeth and Isabelle....thank you both so much....the images are SO beautiful and it was a pleasure sharing your stories with the readers...Isabelle congrats to you and Daniel and we can't wait to see your "wedding story" told by Elizabeth.....check back later guys for our "E-Session" with Laura!