PHOTO SHOOT GUIDE
so… how do we nail our shoot?
Great question! Before I became a photographer (or stepped in front of the lens myself), I kind of thought that photo shoots were a one way street. The photographer is going to tell me what to do and how to be or look and then we'll get these great photos. I was sooo wrong. My own engagement and wedding photos actually did kind of go that way, but the result was that it didn't look like us. It looked like this romantic, clean, beautiful frame but we were missing from it. That's how I knew that I wanted to do things differently when I stepped onto this path as a photographer myself. Sessions are most definitely a two way street.
For us to get that real stuff, the stuff that likely brought you to my website in the first place, we have to work together. You'll have to be open, maybe a little vulnerable. You'll have to get comfortable being affectionate around a third wheel (even if you need a little liquid courage to do so haha)! The way I like to work will feel more like giving you things to do or focus on. I might ask you to hold hands and run towards and away from me or snuggle up in the grass and hold each other tight. You get to choose how this feels natural to you. If you want to skip instead of run, go for it! If you get the giggles running around, I'll love that! If you prefer lap sitting to snuggle up, I'm all for it. If you want to tangle up like pretzels, yay! I won't pose you, I'd rather give directions and let you choose what comes naturally to follow them. That's how we'll get your personalities and your authentic love in frame. I just ask that you embrace the moment and be yourselves.