I do not force couples to do engagement photos but I really do push a lot. The main reason is it is a lot of fun, we get to know each other a little better and we get some fun pictures. The beach is very challenging because there is usually no cover as far as shade goes. The highlights are really blown out from the bright sun. But if you use a little imagination, you can put it all together in a nice series of images. Alison and Alex were so much fun to work with. We ended our shoot at The Burr Homestead in Fairfield. The cement bench is my favorite.