Laura & Chris: Engagement at the JW Marriot

Posted by Studio222 Photography | 2:22 PM | | 9 comments » | Share on Facebook

JW Marriot Hotel | Orlando | Florida

We say it all the time: engagement sessions are invaluable to our relationships with our wedding clients. They just are. If weddings are "going steady", then engagement sessions are the first date. First there is the awkward ice-breaking conversations, usually a little Starbucks, and then the inevitable *click* that happens when we finally get to know who you are as a couple. Laura and Chris are an excellent example of this. The first time we met them was during our initial consultation and they came with their wedding coordinator and a lot of questions. We spoke a little about their plans but it was mostly business and we left not feeling like we really "knew" who they were as a couple. When we met up with them at the JW Marriot here in Orlando where there wedding will be taking place in just a few short weeks, we were a little nervous but after spending just a few moments with the two of them we knew that we were going to hit it off perfectly. Through the session we got to learn their story, their quirks, their looks, and exactly the moment when they each knew for sure that they were meant to be. We left smiling, feeling like we really connected and made new friends, and feeling so excited to see them again for their wedding. And they left feeling more comfortable and confident with us as their photographers. Not to mention we got some pretty rocking images, because they are natural models. But I'll let them tell you all of that themselves.

Meet Laura and Chris (keep in mind, we aren't videographers)...

Engagements with Studio222 Photography from Studio222Photography on Vimeo.

and the finished product:

I LOVE this smile:

Shhh...don't ruin the magic...

Cute, cute, cute

I could not love this any more...

White hot!

Stay classy Orlando...


  1. Michele B // May 8, 2009 at 1:23 AM  

    I love the video and thought their session was totally awesome. Well done you guys!

  2. Anonymous // May 8, 2009 at 12:39 PM  

    Love the photos, my favorite is the one with all the yellow flowers :)

  3. Anna Lynch McClary // May 8, 2009 at 12:41 PM  

    The shot with the circle of flowers around them is spectacular, it has a timeless feel to it.

  4. Rita // May 9, 2009 at 3:38 AM  

    Number 10 is my favourite! Loving the inspiration guys. Keep it coming! :)

  5. Zak // May 9, 2009 at 9:58 AM  

    Cool video...I'll have a grande no room americano please. ;) Love the one in the golf cart moments like that. Such an adorable couple too. Great work as always! Have an awesome weekend. :)

  6. ohana photographers // May 10, 2009 at 11:40 PM  

    lovin em guys!!

  7. Anonymous // May 11, 2009 at 2:07 PM  

    LOVE the video!!!! You continually raise the bar my darling.....

  8. Tira J // May 12, 2009 at 11:07 PM  

    Love all of the images! Especially the BW one of him picking her up. Oooo la la for the entire session!

  9. Morgan Henderson // May 18, 2009 at 7:25 PM  

    What an amazing location. Love that circle of flowers.