engagement photos

First came love, then came marriage...

... and here comes Casey and Chuck with a baby carriage. Well, the baby carriage will start getting some serious use in about 2 months. Their daughter is due to make her debut early July.

I think it's safe to say that Photo & Video by Joe Goldsberry is the official photographer for the Dobbins family. We first met them waaaaaaaaaaay back in early 2009. Having been chosen to photograph their wedding, it was off to Rexhame Beach for some engagement shots, one of which also became their seating chart.

Casey and Chuck were married at The Church of the Holy Ghost in Whitman, and then celebrated their new life together with family and friends at the Halifax Country Club.

Over the years, we've always stayed in touch with Casey & Chuck. We've shot other weddings they have attended. Casey has been math tutor to our daughter. And Chuck's dad happens to sling the best pastrami anywhere at Chucky D's Hot Dogs and More. So it's only natural that they would ask us to do their maternity photo shoot. We went down the Cape to Sandwich, where Casey grew up. Back to basics with a beach shoot for some truly amazing shots of two truly happy people.

We took some of their ideas, and some of our ideas, and ended up with a great combination of photos that have generated more "likes" and comments than any other album of photos we have put on FaceBook.

We can't wait to photography Baby Dobbins, as she has come to be known. We're almost as excited as mommy and daddy are for her to make her way into the world. It's such a cool feeling when a couple who came into your life as clients become friends.

Stay tuned, because I have a feeling Baby Dobbins will be an entire blog post when she gets here...

Just an update to add some "in studio" photos that came about after the on location shoot.

These "Belly Banners" are handcrafted by a Maine artist named Maria Lothrop out of her studio called GossamerScapes. They're not only great for maternity photo sessions, but what a unique keepsake for years to come. Find them on FaceBook.

This baby will be here before mom and dad know it!

It all starts with the engagement photos...

Once you start searching for your wedding photographer, a good place to begin is with engagement photos. An engagement session need not be a formal, frilly, over dressed session. Today's engagement photo sessions are known to be more laid back, capturing the "real" couple. Gone are the days of the couple simply smiling into the camera, with nothing but their faces taking up the entire frame. Here to stay are photos that jump right off the page with awe-inspiring color and dimension.

Bringing your photographer to a favorite place and just "being yourself" is a great way to start to get to know your wedding photographer, and for the photographer to really get to know your personalities. Sarah and Donn brought us to the Arnold Arboretum for their photos.

Sometimes black and white can tell the story just as well as color, as seen in these photos, first showcasing Danielle and Mike at the Quincy Quarries, and the Tony and Donna at White Horse Beach.

Even in a silhouette, their smiles shine through...

A location as seemingly simple at Whitman Town Park can bring a whole new perspective to your photos.

Shawna and Sterling had the Public Gardens in mind for their engagement photos...

Give Photo and Video by Joe Goldsberry a call to set up a meeting at our studio to discuss your wedding photography. We'd love to hear about your ideas for engagement photos. Some posed, some candid, and somewhere in between make for a great mix of shots to choose from. We'll end with Mark and Meredith, this photo taken in Boston was Meredith's favorite...