When Denise and Glenn arrived to their engagement session wearing a Philadelphia Phillies t-shirt and jersey, I know we were going to have a good time! Glenn proposed to Denise last year at a special dinner aboard a Panama Canal cruise. He told me that even though he knew the cruise was during the baseball playoffs, he knew Denise was the one and didn’t care that he was missing playoff baseball.
Their Orlando wedding is almost a year away and many of the details for their day are already planned. Although many men step back and let their fiancée plan the wedding, that’s not the case with this couple. Glenn is as much involved in the planning as Denise, even as much as creating his own account and participating in discussions on the wedding message boards.
We chose to do their engagement session in Celebration, Florida because of all of the fun features in the downtown area, including an unexpected visit from an alligator (ah – the fun things Florida has to offer). It’s such a beautiful town and one of my favorite places to spend a Sunday while walking my dogs. I have photographed several weddings in Celebration before (including the Bohemian Hotel Celebration), however this was the first time I have done an engagement session there.
Glenn and Denise participated in one of my premier engagement sessions. Premier engagement sessions offer more than conventional engagement sessions, and it allows for travelling to different locations. It also gives a chance for the couple to change in to several different outfits. For this session, I met the couple in the late afternoon and we were taking photographs long after the sun had set.
In talking to Glenn and Denise beforehand, we were discussing ideas for the photo session, and I had asked if they were willing to possibly jump in to the fountain. They were excited about that idea and even had some of their own. I do think the water was a couple degrees colder than they were bargaining for though.