Monday, July 16, 2012
stef and aaron portraits
Stef and Aaron are a great example of how a pre-wedding portrait session really helps relax the couple before the wedding. Photography wise at least.
I do not like my own photo taken at all (is that why I am a photographer?) So I understand when people are uneasy about me pointing a camera at them. Throughout the portrait shoot, it was amazing to see Stef and Aaron relax, trust that what I was getting was their 'good side' and also let me into their relationship. This happened just naturally after a couple locations when I just let them sit and have a moment. After I showed them how I captured that moment. "Oh wow, that is pretty cool actually," they would say.
That became our formula for the day: show them where to sit/stand, let them have a moment, capture it. As we advanced into a higher level of comfort and trust, I started to dictate more of the moments.