James and Erin Engagement Session

March 14, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

A lot of times when a future bride contacts me they have a general idea of where they want to have their engagement session photographed, but are unsure and ask. I am always happy to suggest places that are photogenic and good for photos, but I like to make the images more personal, so I usually ask a few questions first. One of those questions, is where is a place that you and your fiance' like to go to hang out and enjoy each other's company. Erin right away mentioned a local brewery they love to frequent called Swamphead. So we decided to do some traditional portraits at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens and then to go have a beer afterwards and maybe take a few picturs. This was the result.

 

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Gainesville Florida

http://kanapaha.org/​

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I also love to make the shoots fun and more interesting, so at times we can get goofy. I always let my clients know, you do something goofy and fun, I'm going to capture it. Some of these images like the one below ended up on the couples wedding slideshow at their reception. :)

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Swamphead Brewery, Gainesville Florida

http://swamphead.com/

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Daniel Bray is an available light photographer based out of Ocala Florida, but loves to travel. He specializes in Weddings and Boudoir photography but also has experience in portraits, head shots, architectural and other commercial projects.


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