It’s very rare a couple meets with me and says, “we’re going to rock those photos, we’re supermodels.” Most of the time, someone’s wedding is the first time they have ever been professionally photographed, together or alone. In the end a successful session comes down to three things, comfort, lighting and emotion. With a bit of luck, we’ll end up with amazing weather. And with a bit planning, we’ll hit the evening light at the peak time when it pours into the background with a beautiful golden hue. After that, it’s all about getting comfortable with each other and of course bringing out that emotion. I keep the session natural and relaxed and just focus on the two of you. I want you to connect and engage with each other. By the end of the session your face should hurt from smiling. The two of you should have stared into each other eyeballs so much you still see them when you close your eyes. I’m just kidding on the last part, but really, I want images that show your personalities. If you love to laugh and are goofy together, I want to see that. If you’re more shy and serious, that’s what we will bring out. In the end, we’ll have a set of images that ooze with genuine emotion and your incredible personalities.
I’m excited to share with you Jessica and Kyle’s photos. While they were a bit nervous about being in the spotlight,, I think we’ve solved that. Here are some thoughts from the couple:
“We were incredibly nervous about having our engagement photo shoot. Neither one of us like to be in the spotlight, so the thought of having a camera on only us was not exactly something we were particularly comfortable with. By the end of our session, we were sad that it was ending! After a few awkward minutes in the beginning, Angie really helped us to settle in and enjoy the process. We are even more excited than before for our wedding day because we know we are in good hands! We are looking forward to our low key, non-traditional celebration next June in Newport.”