It’s our favorite blog post of the year: Best of Engagement Sessions 2016!
Although we can’t believe that 2016 is already coming to an end, it was one of the best years that we’ve had as a business. We drove over 8,000 miles, to shoot 20 engagement sessions and 15 weddings in just our second year of business. From Charlotte, North Carolina to Luray, Virginia, we were everywhere in between during 2016. We’ve been blessed by the most amazing couples that are ridiculously cute and that we have loved getting to know and having a small part in their love stories. Each couple is so unique and yet so perfect that we couldn’t pick better couples if we tried. Some of the couples pictured below are already married (and you’ll likely see them in our “Best of Weddings 2016” blog later this week) while others are getting married this upcoming year. 2016 was so good to us, but we have a good feeling that 2017 is going to be even better!
This blog is our favorite to do because engagement sessions are one of our favorite sessions we offer. Weddings are beautiful and momentous, but engagement sessions are where we really get to use our creativity with our sweet couples. We get to spend an hour and half with a newly engaged couple, getting to know them and chatting with them about their upcoming wedding day. We also get to see who they really are together; without the rush of a wedding day. They laugh, they smile, they embrace and most of all, they get to be themselves. Sure, we have the posing ideas, but when a couple chooses to naturally interact, we LOVE it. Our goal in every engagement session is to capture every couple’s love in the natural way they show it one another. With a little help from our favorite golden hour, we sometimes capture a little magic as well 🙂
Take a look at our favorite shots from our engagement sessions in 2016!
Michael & Chelsea
Want to see our “Best of 2015” blog?
View our engagement sessions here: Rowlands Photography Engagement Sessions