July 18, 2013

Engagement Session with a 2 Year-Old

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When does a free engagement session turn into a family photo session? When a 2 year-old comes along! Jamie and Chris will be getting married soon and before we shoot the wedding they wanted to include their son Cole in the engagement session.

No problem! Chris and I are both parents, one of my kids is two and we also do family portraits. So we both know how to work with small children and frankly really enjoy them. They are however always a wild card. The thing about kids and especially little ones is that no matter what is going on around them, in their minds they are the priority.

Parents swing child

Cole was acting every bit his age, so what are we to do? Having years of experience as photojournalists, Chris and I quickly switched to candid mode. You can fight and try to stay in a preconceived notion of what an engagement photo should be or you can photograph what is actually happening, make some some pretty cool photos of a family and even sneak in couple great engagement photos. I think we made some pretty darn cute photos of the family. What do you think?

An engagement portrait. Pssst...Cole is holding Jamie's hand.

As we have said we are not your traditional wedding photographers. We are gonna photograph what is happening in front of us and make it beautiful. Call us to see what we can do for you, whether it is a family portrait, engagement, wedding or combination of all three.

Eric Bellamy
Wedding Photojournalist at Stark Bellamy Photography
Eric Bellamy is an award-winning photojournalist whose work has appeared on the likes of ESPNHS, the New York Times, Denver Post and more. He now focuses on editorial-style wedding photography and portraiture. He lives with his wife and children, and enjoys climbing rock and ice as well as sampling good wine and food in Northern Colorado.
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