Vale + Vine

Artistic Woodland Engagement Session

Real Couples, Engagements, Film Photography, Fall InspirationJaime FenwickComment

Everything about this engagement session photographed by Adrian Michael Photography resonates with me.  The quality of photography, the natural setting, and obvious love of the couple - all of these things provide a solid foundation for a fantastic shoot, but what really seals the deal for me is that the details come together without overwhelming the eye.  Here are a few reasons why I feel they enhance the shoot rather than detract from it:

  • The colour palette is limited to tones that compliment the natural setting.
  • The lighting doesn't shift much, keeping the look consistent.
  • There are no shots that include all or most of the details.  Less is often more in a shot and allows the viewer to fill in the details with their imagination.
  • The posing + styling (arranging of details, wardrobe etc.) suits the couple and the setting.  Nothing looks out of place, but nothing looks too contrived either, which reflects how comfortable Melody + Paul are in their surroundings, with each other, and with their photographer.
  • The props and wardrobe pieces all compliment one another.  There is no vintage bicycle in one shot, slick electric guitar in another, and a ball-gown style dress featured in a few random shots.  

Thank you so much Adrian as well as Melody + Paul for sharing a beautifully curated engagement session with a natural feel and artistic spirit.  I can't wait to see and feature more creative work of this caliber on Vale + Vine.

Credits // Photography - Adrian Michael Photography / Bouquet, Hair + Makeup - Melody / Film Processing + Scans - Richard Photo Lab //