I'm not going to lie, when Tanya and Dan brought up doing part of their engagement session at a the CrossFit gym Dan works at, I felt a little out of my comfort zone. Not because I don't like CrossFit, but I wasn't exactly sure I was going to incorporate it in a way that wouldn't come off as cheesey or posey. Because there's nothing I like less than cheesey, unless it's real cheese. I LOVE real cheese. Like gouda. Or baked brie. Or mozzarella sticks.
But cheese and photography just don't mix well and I knew that if I didn't do it right, it could look like cheese all up in that gym. So I really sat on it and decided I needed to just approach it like I do every other non-studio session. Photojournalism. I knew that if I stayed true to who they were as a couple and gave them things to do but with the room to be themselves, that it would end up looking authentic. And I think we achieved that.
I'm in love with this session. Both the outdoors and the gym. They're totally different but I think both are totally Tanya and Dan. They're both so in love and I think that totally came across in their pictures. They have a joy about them that just shines in every moment. At one point, they even sang a little bit to each other. And I completely LOVE couples like that!