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Princeton Engagement Session • University Campus • Lina & Tim

Princeton Engagement Session

Lina & Tim’s engagement session took place on the gorgeous Princeton University campus. My wife Melanie and I frequent Princeton quite often for dinner & drinks and have always wanted to shoot on their grounds. So we discussed the idea with Lina & Tim and they happily accepted. Luckily we had amazing weather for their session and their images turned out absolutely beautiful. There are tons of cute nooks and crannies to shoot in and the architecture on the Princeton campus is nothing short of breathtaking. If you ever get the chance to visit Princeton, New Jersey for the day be sure to walk through the campus and don’t forget to stop by the Episcopal Church. Not only is the exterior of the church beautiful but the interior is astounding and simply must be seen to be believed. If you’re there for the afternoon and want to grab a bite to eat definitely check out Princeton Soup & Sandwhich Company. Their lobster bisque is to die for! If you’re looking for a Princeton Engagement Session please contact me any time. My full pricing is available on my website as well as contracts, FAQ and much more. I would be delighted to be your photographer!

Princeton Engagement Session - On the Princeton University campus a beautiful couple sits together during a warm summer day.The architecture of Princeton Campus is so beautiful. An easy backdrop for a beautiful couple’s photograph.
Princeton Engagement Session - The future bride and groom spend a moment together on the university campus.I enjoy using leading lines to draw your eye to the subject of my photograph, which in this case is Lina & Tim embracing. I also framed them using the archway in the background.
Princeton Engagement Session - Lina & Tim grab the iron gates of the university campus and pose for a cute engagement photo.Here is another great example of how to use leading lines in a photograph to really move your eye right to the subject. By incorporating shallow depth of field I was able to really blur out the lines of the iron fence and create a wonderful blur that fills the right side of my image.
Princeton Engagement Session - In front of Princeton Campus, a couple poses for the camera.Even though we were under some patchy light from the trees above us, it’s actually quite easy to get even light by simply finding a shaded spot to sit my couple. I asked Lina & Tim to simply sit together and by shooting very shallow I was able to blur our the crowds of people around them and create a more intimate photograph. Again, using leading lines such as the iron fence, the cement wall behind them and the cement ledge they were sitting on to draw your image right to them.
Princeton Engagement Session - A Large row of trees is the perfect shade for a couple in love.Whenever I see an arch of trees like this I immediately try to imagine how I can use them to my advantage. In this shot we even had just the perfect amount of light coming through the trees to illuminate the leaves. This gives us a nice mixture of bright green/yellow leaves and dark green leaves.
Princeton Engagement Session - Princeton has no shortage of beautiful areas. Here the future bride and groom share a moment on the streets of Princeton.In case you can’t tell by now I’m a big fan of shooting very shallow. In this image I knelt down on the ground and shot up towards my subjects. This way, I was able to add in the potted flowers that were hanging on the light post. Without changing my angle I would have never been able to get their heads even with the light post. Being creative and using different angles for your images is a great way to make your couple’s images stand out and provide them with something unique.