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April 5, 2008

Bekki & John: The Engagement Session

Filed under: Photography,Portraits,Weddings & Engagements — chantal @ 10:28 am

Last week I had the ultimate pleasure of spending a drizzly afternoon with two people who are so obviously and completely in love! I can’t describe how it feels for me to be around people who are SO into each other… love is infectious! A wonderful couple, each with a fantastic sense of humor, Bekki and John were such troopers with me last Sunday, trudging through the wind and rain so that we could capture the essence of their bond. No matter how chilly the breeze was, I couldn’t help but feel warm and fuzzy being around these two! I can not wait for their Wedding in June. After just an afternoon of laughs, I know the wedding will be a blast!

I’m a HUGE fan of bold colors, and I even chose a location to shoot that has great background colors and loads of personality, but something about these intimate images just felt like b&w to me. Here are a few of my favs:

We started off at their favorite restaurant…

Bekki and John met at a grocery store, so we went to the same store to try to get a few shots of where they met, but we were quickly escorted out of the building. I believe the door greeters last words to us were ” and don’t come back!” Apparently large grocery stores don’t appreciate a little papparazzi. I did manage to snag a few great photos though (shoot first, apologize later). And I’m certain Bekki and John will love the pictures, but for this set, the warm b&w just spoke to me.

So after we left the store, we headed outside and captured these special moments…

Bekki & John: Thanks for hanging in there with me all afternoon. It was a soggy day but I had so much fun with you both!! See you soon!! xoxoxooxox



  1. A fine series that certainly conveys the emotional facets of “love.” Excellent photographic quality.
    I watched the video.

    Comment by don — April 6, 2008 @ 3:21 pm | Reply

  2. Great work Chantal. Beautiful tones in the B&W. I especially like the effect on the 4th image. I photographed two sessions this weekend. I will post the images this week. Have a great day!

    Comment by Sherman — April 7, 2008 @ 1:26 pm | Reply

  3. Lovely romantic series. Very well done. They will be thrilled I am sure.

    Comment by Laurie — April 8, 2008 @ 7:59 am | Reply

  4. I love the abstract nature of the second-to-bottom shot. awesome work.

    Comment by frisky? — April 16, 2008 @ 8:51 am | Reply

  5. Merely wanted to express I am just thrilled I came onto your website.

    Comment by Cazeault — February 2, 2018 @ 7:48 pm | Reply

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