At-Home Engagement Session Wilmington DE
This at-home engagement session Wilmington DE for Jess and Gary was nothing short of spectacular. Their home is beautifully decorated for Christmas. The white walls, big windows and tons of natural light made for some stunning images.
At-home sessions can sometimes be difficult because there is an expectation for these types of sessions. As a photographer, I make sure the couple feels natural in their home as a subject; you want to be comfy and don’t wear anything formal. These sessions are supposed relaxed from start to finish. This is one of the times where jeans and a comfy t-shirt are acceptable for an engagement session. At-Home Engagement Session Wilmington DE
We started on the staircase; it was something that Jess wanted, and it’s easy, to begin with, an area or pose that is easy and can get the couple into the flow. Jess’s oversized beige sweater was the perfect comfy look for the start of the session.
A perk of being in your own home for your session is that you have access to a closet, so if something doesn’t work for the images, you can go in the closet and change outfits.
They have a front room that lets in a TON of natural light. Gary has 3 guitars hanging on the wall that they got from a friend looking to get rid of them. I believe he said one of them was a Les Paul guitar. This room was probably one of the best rooms to photograph in the house. It had a lot of colors and made for a great backdrop with the guitar. At-Home Engagement Session Wilmington DE
We worked our way up to their bedroom for an awesome pillow fight. This is probably my favorite set of images from their session. It really shows their fun and silly side, which was captured perfectly.
We made an outfit change and then snuggled up with Mimosas under a blanker next to the fireplace. The colors of the room and decor complimented their outfits really well. I think some of the best images from their session were from this part. Jess and Gary were comfortable with me shooting at this point and didn’t realize I was even around at some points. At-Home Engagement Session Wilmington DE
Jess was so cute; she wanted to drink the mimosas like they’ll drink the champagne on their wedding day. They interlocked arms and sipped that way. She couldn’t stop laughing.
They had this beautiful loft that overlooked the foyer and living room that made a great spot for photos. Sometimes homes don’t have this much variety, and we are limited in what we can do. Having the amount of light and space, I had to work with allowed me to get creative and do some really cool stuff. At-Home Engagement Session Wilmington DE
Jess’s smile is very contagious, and you can’t stop smiling when seeing her smile. I know Gary couldn’t stop smiling every time he looked at Jess. Jess is a hairdresser, so she has her own little shop attached to the house.
One of the walls had this faux brick pattern that they put a plaster over and gave it a distressed look. This was another one of my favorite spots we shot in the house. The natural light from the window and brick pattern on the wall draws your eye to their happiness and love. It’s beautiful to look at. At-Home Engagement Session Wilmington DE
I can go on for days about their session. I cannot wait to see these two on their wedding day. Gary and Jess are tying the knot in October 2021 at Baywood Greens Golf Course in Long Neck, Delaware. At-Home Engagement Session Wilmington DE
A LITTLE Q&A FOR THE BRIDE & GROOM
HOW DID YOU MEET?!
“We met through a mutual friend.”
TELL US ABOUT YOUR FIRST DATE!
“Gary took me to a flyers game. He would take me to sporting events and concerts all the time! He knew everyone that worked there, so we would go right up to a club box and had so much fun!”
HOW DID YOU FALL IN LOVE?
“We fell in love pretty instantly. We enjoyed each other’s company and had a great time wherever we went!”
HOW DID HE PROPOSE?
“Gary proposed on a pier under the moonlight in Atlantic City.” Gary proposed to Jess on June 20, 2019.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED FOR ABOUT YOUR WEDDING?
“We are so excited to finally become husband and wife and party with Our family and friends!”
YOUR LOVE STORY IS MADE INTO A MOVIE; WHAT IS THE TITLE?
“The Odd Couple?? lol.”
DESCRIBE YOUR RELATIONSHIP IN 5 WORDS
“Committed, secure, loving, lighthearted, supportive, fun.”
WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT MEANS THE MOST TO BOTH OF YOU?
“Making sure that we grow together and support each other along the way.”