There are very few things that I love more than having the opportunity to shoot engagement sessions and weddings. It is incredibly humbling to be entrusted with the opportunity to capture such a special moment between two people as they prepare to make a lifelong commitment to each other. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?
So naturally, when my daughter and her fiancé got engaged a couple of months back, I knew that meant engagement photos were on the horizon…and I was ready!
Granted, I knew there would be a few obstacles to overcome shooting engagement photos for my daughter. The first obstacle was that of finding the perfect location. My daughter Lauren typically second shoots with me, so I wanted to find a location that we hadn’t used before. Second, she and her fiancé had already done quite a few couples shoots over the years for various magazines and super talented local photographers – no pressure right?
As I started to brainstorm locations, I tried my best to focus in on what was special to them as a couple and then the idea hit me; Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure in Orlando, FL. They’re season pass holders so they already practically live there. So what better place to capture the excitement of their relationship and future marriage than a place designed to maximize fun?
From the retro vibe of Mel’s Diner to the charming side streets and alleyways throughout the park, the attention to detail at Universal/Islands is breathtaking. We were able to get some really incredible shots between the two parks that we wouldn’t have been able to get elsewhere. It also didn’t hurt that we got to enjoy the rides of the park afterwards!
I can tell you that shooting this engagement session for my daughter and future son-in-law, as well as planning for the upcoming wedding, has given us a new understanding of what our brides go through. It has reenergized us and created a higher level of passion to do what we do.
If you’re looking for a photographer to capture the special moments in your life, we would love to work with you! It’s our goal to provide quality service that leaves you with the same feeling we had at Universal.
Photography: Lisa Davis of 5D Photography
Blue Dress: Bleu Belle Bridal in Savannah, GA.
Lauren’s Hair: Tyler with 40 Volume Salon in Savannah, GA