What to Expect –
If this is your first time in front of the camera as a couple, don’t worry. No matter what horrid memories you may have of photo experiences growing up, these will not be your typical “say cheese” photos. I like to capture people more naturally and in a way that brings out the qualities of the two together. There will be sitting, standing, walking, and sometimes running — but in the end there will be beautiful photos that last for generations.
Most people don’t like a ton of photos of themselves. In fact, the majority of couples are overwhelmed when there are more than 25 images delivered from a session. Instead of quantity we aim to deliver quality. At most couple’s sessions I will have a goal of 15 to 20 keeper photos that are both unique and engaging, confirming with the client at each step of the way. In the end there will be great variety and a flowing theme for everyone to enjoy.
What to Do –
As for themes, please let me know if there is a certain style you are going for like a classic 50’s look or anything unique. I want to be certain to assist you in any way I can to bring out the best look in the photos. If it’s tattoos, guitars, and snakes you like, then let’s make it happen! If you like horses and rodeo clowns, then bring ’em in!
This leads me into my next topic of…
What to Wear –
When two people are in love there is such a wonderful sense of complimenting personalities and matching emotions. The same should be for the wardrobe worn at a photography session.
I always suggest to plan for at least 2 unique outfits. If that doesn’t work, then a change of tops will be great. The goal is to get a set of unique photos by switching it up a little midway. That offers more variety in the poses and surroundings. I always have with me a convenient pop-up changing tent for those private outfit swaps.
One outfit should be casual and the other more dressy. Casual more or less means that you can feel free to sit in the grass and get all cozy. Dressy doesn’t have to mean suit jacket and little black dress, but if that is you, then go for it! Mainly, when it comes down to picking the right outfits, complimenting colors are very helpful along with like patterns. For a woman, vertical stripes and long summer dresses can be slimming. Guys look great in most everything but wrinkly shirts stuffed in the drawer months ago. Avoiding bright whites is a plus unless it is a summer dress or the theme calls for it.
Make sure you footwear is comfortable as well. If we are going to a country setting, chances are we’ll be walking a little on rough paths or terrain. Most of the time heels don’t really get better traction and can mess up an ankle or two, so many choose to wear flats until they get to the setting.
Socks may be in the photos guys, so please make sure you like how they look!
What About the Weather? –
We can’t always plan for everything, so be certain I’ll accommodate for any unforeseen changes in the weather. Of course, it could turn out really cute if two shared an umbrella under a quick summer storm 🙂