Glad You're Here!

This photo collection showcases Shelbi and Shane's Engagement Session in Downtown Wilmington.

The couple wanted a look that was edgy, vintage, and editorial, which resonated well with me.

Shelbi brought along her sunglasses with their wedding date written on it.

We kicked off the session at St. James Episcopal Church, capturing shots of the couple with the sunglasses. Like most people, they weren't accustomed to being in front of the camera. However, I simplified the process for them by referring to our moodboard or inspiration.

This helped them relax into the session.

One of the initial poses we tried was thumb war.

I allowed them to play around for a bit until one of them laughed. Immediately, my camera started clicking, capturing their love at St. James Episcopal Church.

If you're a couple who enjoys candid photos but isn't sure what to do, simply engage in thumb war and let the photographer experiment with composition.

How to get engagement photos in St. James Episcopal Church?

Planning an engagement session at St. James Episcopal Church in Wilmington offers a unique opportunity to capture the beauty of your love against a backdrop rich with history and character. Here's how to make the most of your experience:

1. Preparing for Your Session - before your session, collaborate closely with your photographer to align on your desired style and mood for the photoshoot.

2. Timing Considerations - Opt for early morning or late afternoon sessions to take advantage of soft, flattering light. Weekdays might provide a quieter atmosphere for a more intimate experience.

3. Selecting Attire - Select attire that reflects your personal style as a couple while respecting the ambiance of the church.

4. Exploring the Church Grounds - Take a leisurely stroll around the church grounds, exploring the various settings available for your photoshoot.

5. Embracing the Moment - Allow yourselves to relax and enjoy the moment together.

6. Adding Personal Touches - Consider incorporating meaningful elements into your photoshoot, such as a favorite book or a cherished keepsake, to infuse your session with personal significance.

7. Trusting Your Photographer - Above all, trust in your photographer's guidance and expertise. They'll work with you to capture authentic and heartfelt moments that beautifully reflect the essence of your relationship.

Ready to get engaged in St. James Episcopal Church?

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