Seriously, with every session I do, I fall a little more in love with photography. With every session, I get the chance to be creative, try something new, and help design the session to fit the client’s style.
I think when a client books a session, the first thing they think about is ‘What do I wear!?’. (The best answer to this is, be yourself and get creative. But that’s also what I’m here for and can totally help you plan an outfit that will be unique to you and look great in photos! Because believe it or not, there are some things that don’t photograph well. But also keep an eye out for my Simply Styled Inspiration series to get an idea of the kind of looks you could try!)
The second thing that’s usually on their mind is, ‘Where should I have my portrait session?’. I get it. You want your session to be perfect, after all, it’s an investment that you probably don’t make every day and will likely have displayed in your home for many years to come. My answer to this is, don’t stress it! This is going to be a fun experience and I’m here to worry about the details! I’ll get to know you and your beau, ask the right questions, and the location will probably be totally obvious! I think a lot of people think that a location has to be a perfect picturesque scene. But that’s not necessarily the case…which is what I wanted to test and prove with this particular session. While the ‘feel’ of a location is important, the focus of the session is on YOU. Personally, I think the best portraits are the ones where it doesn’t matter what’s happening in the surroundings…because your eyes are immediately drawn to the couple that’s genuinely laughing and enjoying one another’s company.
The locations I used for this session would be great for anyone looking for a natural setting…and they were both within 5 minutes of my house. The first spot is literally a half of a football field of tall grass sandwiched between a side road and the interstate, the second is a small community trail in our area. With the sun starting to set, I knew the light peering through the trees would be perfect! I can’t wait for future sessions to continue trying these unexpectedly perfect locations…