In December, bSkS Studios was happy to shoot engagement photos for Kellie and Mark. It was a fun, fantastic shoot in the Cleveland Metroparks, and it was definitely a positive experience for bSkS. We decided to reach out to Kellie with a few questions about the engagement shoot. It’s always helpful to us to have feedback so we can continue to grow. We also imagine it’s helpful to future clients to read the comments and thoughts of previous clients; it can help paint a picture of what working with bSkS is really like.
Spending the time together, definitely. It’s easy to be so busy busy while you’re planning a big wedding that you don’t focus enough on just being happily engaged to the person you’re getting married to. I was also looking forward to the location of the shoot; Mark and I visit the Metroparks a lot in the summer, and we were able to get pictures done at our favorite spot!Were you nervous about anything for the shoot?
Yes, mostly that it would be awkward posing and taking the photos in public. I was afraid I wouldn’t know what to do or how to pose.
What was important to you to convey through the images captured in your engagement shoot?
For me, it was important that the pictures showed how happy and excited we both are without being completely cheesy. I also wanted them to look and feel professionally done, and not just like a random person with an expensive camera took them.
How did working with Brian and Kiersten make you feel on the day of the shoot?
Very relaxed! We were both afraid it would be awkward (see question #2!), but it wasn’t at all. Also, it was great that they were both open to any ideas we had while we were out taking photos.
How did you feel looking through the images you received after the shoot?
Honestly, I felt like I needed to lose a couple of pounds! We had our shoot right after the holidays, and you know how dieting goes during the holidays. BUT, the photos were so beautifully done, I still loved them. It made me really happy to see that we were laughing in a lot of them, and you could tell we were really at ease.
Did Brian and Kiersten manage to capture what you mentioned was important to you in the third question?
Yes, absolutely. You can COMPLETELY tell that these were professional photos, and they really were able to capture us being ourselves.
Would you work with Brian and Kiersten again or recommend them to others?
Definitely, to both!
Overall, how would you describe your experience with bSkS from start (contacting about the shoot) to finish (receiving your completed photos)?
I would describe it as uncomplicated (which is a relief, because booking so many other things for the wedding was a giant pain in the you-know-what) and professional. Everything has gone over so easily. The ONLY thing that happened was that our picture CD was mailed to a non-existent address the first time… just a little spelling error on the address. But Kiersten caught it within a couple of days, and sent us a new CD right away. No biggie!
What are you looking forward to working with bSkS for your wedding?
I’m looking forward to not worrying about anything! I know I’m in good hands, because I’ve seen Brian and Kiersten work at friends’ weddings before, and I’ve seen the beautiful photos that they took. That’s why we booked them!
I feel good. I feel like I’ve got two real helpers who want us to be as happy as possible, not just two strangers taking our pictures. That’s important to me, because weddings are such a personal thing.