Tips FOR your Couples Session

You’re having your photo taken! For some people, that thought is very scary. We get it! We don’t love being the subject either! But whether you love having your photo taken or not, we want to make sure that we can make the best of your engagement or couple session, and that the images reflect you So, here are some tips below to help you through it!

DON'T HOLD BACK
Be you! This may seem obvious, but sometimes it’s tough to really commit to it. We want you to set the tone and mood of the shoot, not what you think a session should look like. Are you both silly? Or are you introverted? I want to capture all those little moments you might otherwise consider the “outtakes”. Don’t act like you think you should, we want to capture you as you are. The truest emotion is in the outtakes!

DRESS LIKE YOURSELF
Dress comfortably, don’t feel like you need to “dress up”  We find that people feel most comfortable being themselves when they are dressed comfortably. If you are feeling fancy, go for it! If you want to be relaxed in jeans - that works too!

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PICK AN ENVIRONMENT THAT REFLECTS YOU
Remember these photos are about you as a couple, the backdrop is just that - background. So pick places that make you feel at ease. The setting, location, and weather will affect your mood, and the mood of the photos. We want to make sure you’re surrounded by what you love, whether that be your own home, your favorite bar or cafe, a park, a mountain, or just exploring your favorite neighborhood!

EMBRACE THE SPONTANEOUS ELEMENTS
We want you to embrace the natural elements, the wind, the sun, cloudy skies, bright sun, muddy trails, curious tourists, or your very happy dog!  We’ll keep shooting through it all and have fun! If we have to primp too much between shots, the vibe might be lost so let's keep it natural and honest and go for it!

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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!

Every couple is very different, and we want to capture those quirks that make you who you are as a couple. We promise not to fit you into a mold, tell us what is most meaningful to you, feel free to share your anxieties so we can work around them and make sure you are comfortable. If you keep these tips in mind, we’ll make something great!

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