This engagement session really hit home for me; Ben and Natalie are friends from high school! Their love story is one of my favorites. Ben and Natalie grew up in Brockport, NY together and had been friends since basically birth. Around 8th grade, they started dating and it has stuck ever since! When I think of high school sweethearts, I think of Ben and Natalie. They were even Prom King and Queen!
Ben and Natalie are the epitome of a classic romance. They’re who I think of when I hear “Love Story” by Taylor Swift. The funny thing is that they’ve been together almost as long as that song has existed. Wild! Personally, I am a huge fan of black and white photos for an engagement session; they give off a timeless vibe. Fun Fact: black and white photography is proven to be naturally emotive because the viewer is forced to observe the subject without the distraction of color! Either way, these subjects are so charming, regardless of your editing taste!
One of my favorite shots to capture during an engagement session is the infamous ring shot. Soon after the proposal, everyone’s first comment is, “Let me see the ring!” Ben did pretty good if I do say so myself. An engagement ring will follow you through the rest of your life. From newlyweds to great-grandparents, you should show it off at all stages! After all, it’s the symbol of your eternal love!
Durand Eastman Park is one of my favorite engagement session destinations. We were so lucky to have the most glowy golden hour followed with a dreamy pink sky. Because these two have grown up together, they have such youthful love that’s so easy to capture. Plus, the beach is a great spot to kick off your shoes and play in the water, and Ben and Natalie were so down!
Ben and Natalie are so Monica and Chandler, When Harry Met Sally, Ashton and Mila; I could go on and on, but you get the gist. From friends to lovers, these two have an unbreakable bond. I was so honored to be a small part of Ben and Natalie’s love story and I can’t wait to capture their special day in June 2024! Thank you, Ben and Natalie, for reminding me and others that true love is real and does exist. Sometimes you’ll even find it where you least expect it!