documentary engagement photography
It’s springtime!! Photographing Cara and Patrick’s engagements yesterday felt like we were away on vacation. Absolutely gorgeous day!! I love that Pat secretly packed a cooler with mimosas for a sweet surprise. They love hiking and nature so being outside was the obvious choice. I can’t wait to photograph their wedding this September.
Cincinnati Eden Park Engagement Photography
I had a blast hanging with Sara and Andre for their Cincinnati Eden Park engagement photography session-learning about how they met, started dating, and their future. I like engagement sessions because its a chance for me to get to know each couple. Every session is completely different-even in the same location (Eden Park is a favorite I’ve photographed many times).
You can learn a lot about people and how they enjoy spending their time just by looking through the lens. Throughout their session Sara snd Andre were always laughing, smiling, having fun with each other, telling stories, and fondly talking about their lives, work, and family. It was so fun when they surprised me with their matching love tattoos. Enjoy!
Whenever I have the chance to work in a bit of city and a bit of country (nature) I try! Mixing the natural elements with industrial, handmade, and architectural elements always catches my eye. I also love looking at a photo and thinking-where is that? I’m sure if you are from Cincinnati you recognize the wall below, but its fun trying to photograph common places in a new way. Creating a sense of drama through lighting, etherial moments, and romantic imagery is what I live for. I want my brides to look back at their photos and see their love-not my poses. As I move forward this year you will start to see my documentary side taking hold.
No matter how many engagement sessions I photograph grooming is always a big part of the session. I love photographing couples taking care of each other, helping to dress, fix their hair, or offer encouragement when they aren’t feeling up to the photo process. Andre was such a good sport about their session (cracking jokes and tending to Sara).
Can’t get over these matching love tattoos. Very cool!
Engagement sessions are the perfect opportunity to get to know me, my working style, and find out that engagements are not as bad as you think! It doesn’t have to be cheesy (I prefer that its not). For more info about my work please visit my website: www.robinmckerrell.com. If you have questions about rates and availability please give me a call and we can chat about your day and what you are looking for. Let me know if you are interested in hosting your own Cincinnati Eden Park Engagement Photography session.
Amy and Phil’s Cincinnati Engagement Photography session at Ault Park was a blast. We played with Lucy, their new puppy the entire time. She is such a cutie with tons of energy! She jumped in the leaves, sat perfectly for her portraits, and gave lots of kisses. I’m so excited to photograph Amy and Phil’s wedding this spring. I’ve known Amy for a long time-since our UC days. There’s nothing better than photographing a wedding for friends and becoming a part of such a special day.
Is this a magazine family or what? Picture Perfect.
Lots of kisses on cheeks.
Blending in – love these fall colors…
Mini sessions are an awesome way to get new photos without a huge time commitment. Perfect for new engagements, puppies, kids milestones, and more…Can’t wait to photograph this adorable family next year!! I wish I would have taken more photos of our pup when he was little. I definitely recommend a professional session for any new puppy moms-its an easy way for you to document the moment in an archival way. I archive all of my photos in multiple locations without a time restriction. When you book with me part of the process is knowing that if anything ever happens to your images, computer, etc I will have you covered.
For more information about my work please visit my site www.robinmckerrell.com.
Cincinnati Engagement Photography – Cincinnati wedding photographer- Ault Park
Rachel and Matt were all smiles for their Washington Park fall engagement session in Over-the-Rhine. They were in their own little world, able to forget that I was there to get some really natural photos. When shooting engagements for me its important that couples can relax, enjoy time together, and have fun. I’m not a fan of lots of posing. Being engaged is such special time that you only have once. It’s exciting, nerve racking, and lots of prep and planning to create and build a new life together. I like to take images that you can look back and fondly remember that time.
Washington Park is one of my favorite downtown places to shoot, one because we live right by the park and walk there daily. It is also the spot where I got engaged this year 🙂 It’s a great mix of nature\city with lots always going on, people, dogs, and kids all running around.
This is their move! From an event earlier this year…
Checking out the ring…
I love this really cool wall. As the city changes we will start to see fewer of these gorgeous old buildings.
OTR Engagement Photography
Love these two! Here are a few more from Andie + Bills engagement session in OTR.
OTR Engagement Photographer : Robin McKerrell Photography
These goofballs crack me up!! I can’t wait for Andie + Bill’s wedding this year at The Rookwood in Mt. Adams on Halloween.
Cincinnati Engagement Photography : Eden Park
Drew’s plan to suprise Claire worked!! She wasnt expecting their quiet dinner at The Rookwood with friends to begin with a proposal. Drew worked with The Rookwood and I to coordinate the whole evening for the perfect engagement backdrop-food,friends, and photos! Enjoying the view and a few bubbles-this is a great night.Congrats to you both. These two are way too cute!! I absolutely love proposal photos.
The Rookwood – Cincinnati Wedding Proposal Photography – Cincinnati proposal photography