Two of my favorite parts about being a photographer:
1. Spending time with people in love.
2. Playing, learning, and growing in the art.
Six years into this and it feels good to get to a place where I am capable of slowing down and being intentional with what I’m creating. Playing with harsh light, encouraging natural interactions and real emotions, giving constant feedback, encouragement and direction. I could feel the magic of this session manifesting as I photographed these two. They already have such a strong connection, and I spent the first 15 minutes reading them, feeling them out and setting myself up to create something good. Their attire screamed lifestyle and posed. But their warm hearts and big smiles expressed sincerity and lightheartedness. I gave them a little bit of everything and their feedback affirmed I did the job right! 🙂
Note* it’s important to read your clients. If your client seems to fall into a more vanity fair pose, then honor that. If your client wants to laugh and play, then great. You never want a client to get their photos back and think ‘these photos just don’t feel like us.’ No matter how good they are, if they don’t represent the hearts of your clients then they are only serving you.
I went to college with Daniela. Although I’m older in age, I’ve always looked up to her for her big heart, her kindness, and her openness. It was an honor to capture her and Daniel during this significant moment in their lives for a little Georgetown engagement sesh. I’m so happy with what WE created. Check it!