When you look at an engagement picture or wedding pictures there is so much story to be told just by a simple touch. When in doubt wrap your arms around each other and let your interactions with each other say it all.
Yes, that's right. I said it. I know it contradicts e v e r y t h i n g you've ever been told; "hold still for the camera, sit still, don't move, look at the camera." Nope, not when your in front of my camera.
Movement creates a story. So walk together, twirl, dance, tickle, give each other eskimo kisses... any of it... all of it.
TALK TO EACH OTHER
"But won't we look silly? Won't you get a lot of photos of us talking then that don't look good?
Yes and yes. But guess what? For every picture that doesn't really turn out how we want when your talking, there will be 3 more adorable ones of you talking and laughing and blushing and being totally absorbed in your conversation together. Nothing looks better on camera then actual emotion, genuine smiles and real laughter.
GET CLOSE…LIKE REAL CLOSE
"Get a little closer, little bit more"I know everyone is used to, look at the camera, SMILE! But throw that out the window. Look at your significant other. Smile at them. There's no way you can get too close to them. So wrap your arms around each other and, get a lil closer…
BE TOTALLY UNAPOLOGETICALLY SILLY TOGETHER
Be total goofballs. You wouldn't be marrying each other if you could make each other laugh until your sides hurt! Don't be afraid to show off your silly side by cracking jokes, tickling, making silly faces at each other because you will then have the giggles and I will be capturing those silly moments.
Use your session and all these tips above to remind each other how much you care about each other and how special the bond you share is. When you look back at your photos, I want you to look back and say to yourself, “ I know exactly what we were laughing about right here!” “We had so much fun this day”
Picture’s don’t have to be stressful, or posey, or awkward. Be yourselves. Be together. Be in love.