Capturing Your Love Story
You’re having your photo taken!
For some people, that thought is very scary - and trust me, I get it! But whether you love having your photo taken or not, I want to make sure that we can make the best of your couple or engagement session, and that the images reflect your love story.
So, here are five important tips below to help you through it!
STAY TRUE TO YOU
Just be you! This seems obvious, but sometimes it’s tough to really commit to it. I want your dynamic to set the tone and mood of the shoot, not what you think a session should look like. Are you goofballs? Are you introverted? I want to experience all those little moments you might otherwise consider the “outtakes”. Don’t act like you think you should, I want to capture you as you are.
DRESS LIKE YOURSELF
Dress comfortably, don’t feel like you need to “dress up.”A lot of times I find that people feel most comfortable being themselves when they are dressed comfortably. However, if you are feeling fancy, go for it! If you want to be relaxed in jeans - that works too!
PICK A LOCATION THAT REFLECTS YOUR STYLE
Remember these photos are about you as a couple, so pick places that make you feel at ease. The setting, location, and weather will affect your mood, and the tone of the photos. Surrounded yourself with an environment that is what you love and feel the most confident being in. Whether that be your own home, your favorite bar or cafe, a park, a mountain, or just exploring your favorite neighborhood!
LEAVE THE EXTRA STUFF AT HOME
Try to leave extra bags, purses, and props at home. It's your love we want to capture, the less you need to think about, less you are distracted the more free you will feel to express yourself!
PRETEND IT IS JUST YOU TWO
Let's forget the "photo shoot" part...You’re not there for me - I’m there for you. The objective isn’t just to take pretty pictures; it is to capture your love story. Just pretend that I am not even there and that it's just you two, enjoying one another's company.
Every couple is very different, and I want to capture those quirks that make you who you are as a couple. I promise not to fit you into a mold, tell me what is most meaningful to you, feel free to share your anxieties so I can work around them and make sure you are comfortable. If you keep these tips in mind, we’ll make something great!