I’m so incredibly happy for these two and their upcoming wedding! Richard has been a dear friend of mine for over ten years now. When he met Ani, I knew something was special about their relationship, so it didn’t surprise me when they started talking about getting married.
They asked me to photograph them for their engagement portraits – and we had so much fun. We met at Stanford University a few hours before sunset. We had a few locations in mind, but mostly they wanted portraits that celebrated the peacefulness they feel together. I was so touched when Ani told me this. I think we captured it in these portraits. True happiness always shines through.
“I don’t know if I can truly express how happy I am with our whole engagement photo experience, but I’ll try. To begin with, I was feeling very nervous about the whole thing & felt uncertain about even having photos taken, but from the outset Victoria helped me feel more comfortable and confident, and by the middle of our shoot I wasn’t remotely self-conscious anymore about posing. I was just enjoying the experience. We had a planning session where I practiced poses & we talked about who we are as a couple & what we wanted our photos to express.
During the shoot Victoria helped us remember to laugh and posed us in ways that helped us to just connect with one another & not worry about what she was doing. We also had a very silly (but very “us”) idea for some bonus photos, and I am so amazed at her ability to make even those offbeat ones look so beautiful. I actually started crying at the reveal. Her ability to find the light and frame shots is absolutely superb. They look magical. My favorites are probably a few solo shots of my fiancé – he NEVER poses for photos at home, and usually pulls faces when I try, but she caught his true spirit so perfectly. Our photos manage to look both polished and intimate at the same time. What an amazing combination of artistry, professionalism, and genuine kindness to find in a photographer!”
Thank you for trusting me with your engagement photos, you two! Can’t wait for the wedding!