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Shoots for Engagement

Published:Monday | June 1, 2015 | 6:31 PM
Contributed Photo Allman's Engagement - Camesha Cole
Contributed Photo Allman's Engagement - Camesha Cole
Contributed Photo Petal and Bruce Chambers balling.
Contributed Photo There is no turning back for newly engaged couple Kimberlyn Slowley and Barnswell Dennis.
Contributed Photo There is no turning back for newly engaged couple Kimberlyn Slowley and Barnswell Dennis.
Contributed Photo There is no turning back for newly engaged couple Kimberlyn Slowley and Barnswell Dennis.
Contributed Photo Kerry-Ann and Ken Roy Laing looking like college sweethearts kissing under the tree.
Contributed Photo Kerry-Ann and Ken Roy Laing
Kerry-Ann and Ken Roy Laing
Kerry-Ann and Ken Roy Laing
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The second most important day in a couple's life is the day a boyfriend becomes a man and pops the question to his lady love, with all roads leading to what will be the most amazing day of their lives: their wedding day.

Now, as a precursor to the big day, many have chosen to go all out in capturing that joyous occasion in an engagement shoot. So whether you opt to putting personal interests to lens, relive special moments in your lives or bask in the glory of long and lasting love within natural or luxury habitats, if you are shooting for engagement, feel free to express the love that you share your way.

For our wedding edition of the Flair, we have decided to highlight an innovative addition to the bridal package, and with the assistance of a few of our blooming couples, we have a provided an ideal engagement collection just for you:

Petal and Bruce Chambers

Love and basketball was our theme for our engagement shoot because we met through our love for sports, especially basketball. At the time, it was NBA play-offs and we would call each other daily to discuss the game. Funny enough, we were supporting different teams but our love for sports brought us together. Of course, the movie Love and Basketball was also part of the inspiration. We also wanted a unique look, hence the emergence of a vintage theme as well. We decided to work with CS Designs and Photography, which stands for Craig and Shelly Designs and Photography. They are close friends of ours and classmates at Northern Caribbean University. We saw their work online and were impressed. They are now doing their thing in Canada. Feedback was good and we got exactly what we wanted.

Kimberlyn Slowley and Barnswell Dennis

Our theme went through the stages of School Days to Adulthood. We went with a high school because we both attended the same school, Meadowbrook High. Since that was where we first met, we decided to return to where it all started. Then we grew up and took our love to the streets, so we decided to do that aspect in New Kingston and just went on the road - that aspect of the shoot was spontaneous on our part, and we loved how it all turned out. Dave Richards of Rich D-Zines and Rich Photography was our chosen photographer because he is a fellow brethren, attending the same church we do, we viewed his portfolio and he does really nice pictures, so we picked him.

Camesha and Shaun Allman

Well, we really chose to do a shoot in front of the bank because that's where we met. The additional photos we took were done after our shoot just to add variety or creativity based on our similar personalities. Photography was done by Levar Gordon of Visual Embrace and we were chose him because our wedding photographer was too busy, so we took our search online and we were very pleased with his work.

Kerry Ann and Ken Roy Laing.

We are both outdoor people, so we decided to venture through nature, specifically from the gardens to the great seas, for our engagement shoot. The reason we executed a photo shoot was for our programmes as well as our styling board at the wedding. How we came up with using Jordache Jones or Dash Production was mere coincidence. When seeking a make-up artists, we spotted his work on display via Facebook on her page. Moved by his photo, we dropped the one we had before and chose him. There was just something different about his photography.

krysta.anderson@gleanerjm.com