When Alex and David got engaged amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, they were bummed to find their engagement photoshoot options limited due to safety precautions and restrictions. However when we sat down and brainstormed what, to them, was the perfect evening that represented their love and favorite times together, they both immediately thought of one word: "Pasta." Well...4 words.. "Making Pasta at home." Their dream wedding had also been to get married in a villa in Tuscany, Italy surrounded by their closest loved ones, drinking Italian Wine and eating Italian pasta and given the current times, they wouldn't be able to do that. We decided to embrace the times and take advantage of this opportunity to highlight their love for spending time together in the kitchen making delicious food. We spent the afternoon capturing their favorite past time- in the kitchen making homemade pasta from scratch while drinking wine. Having the shoot in their kitchen was extra special because it could capture the beautiful kitchen that David had designed himself a few years ago, which they together call home. I'm excited to share this photoshoot with you at Martha Stewart Weddings not only because this engagement shoot channels so many elements of what Martha Stewart stands for and what your readers love, but also because it's a great reminder that despite the pandemic, while times have changed, love never will and we can embrace that even in the comfort of your own home.
1) Use the engagement photoshoot to get comfortable with your wedding photographer (and for them to get to know you as a couple) because it will help make you more comfortable on the wedding day which will really show through in the photos. 2) Use the engagement photoshoot to capture your relationship in a place or setting that is significant to you both. 3) Don't ever feel like your engagement photoshoot has to be at these epic, scenic locations. Sometimes the best place is just somewhere where you call home.