As a wedding photographer, I think that opting into an engagement shoot if you have the budget is the best thing ever! It allows me a chance to hang out with the couple and put their mind at ease when they're worried that they're not photogenic, awkward, stiff, etc...
Tammy and Jacob were like most couples; totally in love but nervous about their lack of experience in front of the camera. We had their nervousness dissolved in oh... about 5 minutes flat. I know that good photos come from comfort and ease, so my main goal before I try to go for that epic light or epic pose is to do just that - make sure my couples are comfortable, at ease, and having fun. (I am not above tickle wars, piggy back rides, eskimo kisses, or dirty jokes, and you should expect all of that during your shoot with me, just letting you know rn.) Also, champagne. Champagne totes helps.
Tammy and Jacob also happen to be hilarious and awesome people and we had an amazing time working together. Also, this beach has just made it to my number one favorite, as it's got great features and seems to be much less popular than the other beaches in Davenport. All around amazing shoot this one, makes me so grateful to be a photographer.
And props to my second shooter, Bobby of Deeplight Company, for bringing his Santa Cruz vibes and making this one extra fun ;)