Sara & Ian were just incredible to work with! They contacted me for a couples photoshoot and we had such an amazing session. They were fun and easy to work with and it was so easy to guide them through all the poses. It was really nice to see how into the session Ian was. Actually, it was his idea to do the session!
It was very amusing that throughout the session, passersby would shout out congratulations to them! LOL! People were assuming it was an engagement photoshoot even though they’re not (yet!) engaged. That’s definitely in their future, as they did tell me that when they’re ready for an engagement session, they know they’re coming back. 🙂 Lucky me! I can’t wait to photograph them again! I’m just a sap for relationships and it just melts my heart doing couples sessions – they’re so full of love. It just radiates all around and definitely infuses itself into the images.
I really loved that Sara & Ian provided me with sample shots to show their style, right up front when they first contacted me, before I even asked! love that because it shows me your personal style and sets the mood for your session. As an artist, I love making each session as unique as you are. 🙂 I have to admit a pet peeve… the business advice for photographers is that you should have your one style and only shoot that, so it becomes recognizable, and the people that want that will find you. Can you say B O R I N G?!!! Why would I want to drive away 95% of the people that don’t match that one style? Why would I want to shoot the same thing every day? Imagine how tedious to edit the same way for thousands of photos a year? No wonder so many of them end up not even doing their own edits!
Or, they do it “themselves” on autopilot. Industry secret blown here… many photographers use a plug-in effect and just automate the edits, with their computer applying the same effect to every image. When different photographers buy the same or similar plug-ins, they all start to look alike! I see it all the time in social media feeds. I feel like I’m seeing the same shot over and over again. They just plug new people into the scene and hit the button. I can’t even tell one session from another. I thought they were all posts from the same session. Finally I realized that not only were they actually different sessions with different couples – they were actually different photographers!! That’s crazy! That’s NOT what you get when you choose me!
I’m an artist. I love sitting down with a fresh new upload of images and going through them one by one, editing them according to the way they speak to me. Sometimes they want to be loud and bold, and sometimes they want to be a soft whisper. They are the exuberant moments, and the tender, poignant moments. The solitude, the celebration. And they’re all the different parts of you so they all speak to me in their own voice, which is ultimately reflected in the final print that hangs on your wall.
I love the thrill of the challenge to create for your personal style, inspired by images you share with me that speak to you. I examine the colors and tones, the posing and lighting, the composition and focus, and the overall feel. I plan your session based on that, and emulate the style for you and then let it evolve taking things to a newly inspired direction too, based on who you are and the experience we’re having together. And I love that this gives you a wonderful variety of images to choose from. Of course, I also love working organically, if you haven’t been inspired by images you’ve seen, and just want beautiful unique images, created fully in the moment. Many clients just entrust me to go with the flow too! 🙂
The two dramatic sample shots Sara & Ian showed me, made my heart race! I knew immediately that we would have a great session and that they would be amazing subjects. They both definitely “brought it”!! We created directly inspired images from the sample shots and also created a vast array of other images inspired by the mood. Sara & Ian themselves were such an amazing inspiration to me, for the beautiful people they are, inside and out!
We are all Souls having a human experience. We all vibe differently together. My experience with each client is different and unique, because you are not the same people as those in my previous session, and you do not have the same relationship with one another either. You’re different and uniquely you. I want to capture the beauty of that uniqueness and I want your hearts to dance to the song my images are singing! I want you to fall in love with yourself… and to fall in love with your sweetie all over again, every time you look at these photographs on your walls. I want to preserve this moment for you to cherish for all time!
I can’t wait to photograph you and hear the song your images sing!