Four Seasons – The Ultimate in Mi Amore Engagement Photography
The Mi Amore session is great. It captures the essence of your relationship in a series of wonderful photo-essay style engagement photography.
But it’s only a single session; 90 minutes from a single day in the time before you’re married.
Now, imagine telling the story of your love over the course of a whole year; featuring all four seasons
- In the summer when we love to spend most of our time outside;
- In the fall, with our spectacular Indian Summers and fall colors;
- In the winter, maybe out in the snow, or in an intimate setting in front of a fire;
- In the spring, when our outdoors comes alive once again with all the color or renewal;
That’s our Four Seasons Mi Amore session – the ultimate in Engagement Photography
Each one-hour session with a different look; each in a different place; each highlighting something about you, appropriate for that season.
Then, from a selection of the resulting photographs, we create a beautiful designed 20 page Coffee Table Book style album, similar in style to our wedding albums, but with thin, book-style pages. A book that celebrates the whole year prior to your wedding.
Andrea and David were our first Four Seasons Engagement photography couple. They met at Oregon State University, and in the year before their wedding were just finishing up. David graduated in June 2010, and was commissioned as an ensign in the US Navy.
When we talked with them about the ideas we might include in their engagement photography sessions, it quickly became apparent that it all had to center around OSU. That’s where their lives were.
In the summer, we went to Peavy Arboretum, OSU’s forest research center for their summer engagement photography session. They love to hike the hills, and it was the perfect place to capture their summer session.
In the fall, there’s no more beautiful place than the OSU campus, with all the fall colors. Perfect for an engagement photography session, so we spent about 90 minutes wandering around looking for the perfect places to work.
For their winter engagement photography session, we were hoping for snow, or even rain, with the idea of photographing them inside the Memorial Union, using all the wonderful architecture in that building. I wanted the coziness of having it snow outside and being warm inside, but instead we simply had a warm, cloudy Oregon winter day.
And finally, for their spring engagement photography session, we returned to the outside on campus to work with all the blooming rhododendrons and azaleas. We’d had such a blah early spring that the flowers were a little late this year, but we still were able to find some great places to work.
David and Andrea are a VERY casual couple, so we didn’t do much in the way of more formal photographs for the engagement photography sessions; instead, we concentrated on capturing the fun-loving, sometimes goofy interactions that are typical of this couple.
That’s why we call this Photo Essay style engagement photography; it’s more about capturing the couple in the act of being themselves than capturing traditional, formal style posed photographs.
The Four Seasons Engagement Photography program has become very popular, and we have a number of couples who are now going through it. If you have more than a year before your wedding, this might be PERFECT for you as well.
Each session ends in a 20 page designed book (more pages if you want them). All together we’ll spend 6-8 hours working with you over the course of a year, and each series is carefully planned to capture the essence of who you are as a couple.