Night Sky Photographers Steven Miller and Michael had an amazing time capturing the engagement session of Rachael and John!! But here’s what makes this session SO much different! Rachael and John upgraded their engagement session to our signature Night Sky Engagement Session, which includes so much more than a traditional e-session!
Our regular engagement sessions include a 1-hour portrait session with your actual wedding day photographer, to truly get a chance to meet, understand what we’ll be asking you to do and pose in your photos, and essentially break the ice! However, our night sky package includes two sessions in one! Upon telling Rachael and John about our passions for light pollution, night skies, and giving back to the planet, they immediately jumped at our upgraded package! We met the couple during the day at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, one of our favorite places to camp and stargaze! We began capturing their engagement session like any other, taking them around the grounds and getting them comfortable in front of the camera! They were instantly naturals, and had no problem exploring all that the park had to offer! We captured their session all the way through sunset, then headed back to our booked campsite! Here’s where the session gets awesome!! We lit up a campfire, grilled and shared our dinner together, and truly got to know each other as the stars began to peek out in the sky!! This gave us so much more time to talk about the wedding day, help them in planning, and get to know each other that much more!
Once our twilight sky was dark enough, we geared up again and headed back out into the park for the second half of the night sky engagement session! The skies were initially fairly cloudy and foggy, but as we continued photographing, it slowly started opening up, and took Rachael and John’s breath away!! Although the Milky Way isn’t very prominent this time of year, we still captured thousands of stars in their portraits, and they loved every minute of it! How many couples can say they posed under a clear night sky like that?! We truly LOVE the opportunity to take our friends and couples out to learn about the problems of light pollution on wildlife, people, and the future of science, and Rachael and John are definitely friends of ours now!! :) We cannot thank these two enough for taking this epic trip with us, and we hope they enjoy these unique portraits, they were not easy to capture, and we truly couldn’t have done it without their open-mindedness and patience!! We cannot wait for their wedding day later this year at Noah’s Event Venue!