Engagement shoots are always fun, and mostly because you are able to create images that reflect the relationship between two people. I usually help prepare my clients with clothing options, location options (something that is meaningful to them), and we usually coordinate the entire shoot.
I was never one to like my photograph being taken, ever. I always dreaded it in high school because I hated every single photograph I was in. I never thought highly enough of myself. Becoming a professional photographer has changed the way I view myself tremendously because for years I've been showing people how beautiful they really are. I would look at photographs some people picked apart of themselves and thought "how? you are absolutely beautiful in this" and it took me years to realize that I was doing the same thing to myself.
I'll be honest, I have some pretty amazing/beautiful friends. Greg's family has been in my life since around 2005, and Crystal snuck in there just a few years later. I've always been jealous of just how perfect they are (I think you will too after looking at these images) but what I love most about them is how comfortable their relationship is. Greg and Crystal have been together almost ten years this coming June (A DECADE!) but you wouldn't even know it!
The two of them are in-stoppable! They have been each others support system through high school, higher educations, new job changes, and whatever else life throws at them!
We started our photo shoot at the George Eastman House. Surprisingly this was my first time shooting there! I'm not really sure why I waited so long, because it is breath taking. After frolicking through the gardens, we ended our shoot in downtown Rochester, NY. A fellow photographer friend took my photographs at this location, and I couldn't help but try it on my own. Sunsets, rooftops, and cities are a perfect match if you ask me.
PS: Crystal is an amazing make-up artist at Scott Miller in Pittsford, NY. You should definitely request her for your make-up needs!