I don’t need experienced subjects to make great photographs, I need individuals who like to have fun and not be shy in front of a camera. I’ve had couples who don’t like public displays of affection, some who don’t like to smile, or some who don’t even seem to like each other. I ask myself “why did they hire me?” When the subjects and the photographer share chemistry and just try to have fun, it no longer feels like work.
Here are some tips for couples:
I just realized I haven’t blogged any engagement sessions for the entire 2009 year. Here are some old photos. I never had the motive to quit wedding photography, I just took down my website to relieve some stress. You don’t just give up something you have a passion for, it’s in your blood.
You never know what you’re results will come from photo shoots even though you go to the same locations throughout the course of a year. Flowers will blossom and fade, the rain may visit, the colors of the scenery can dramatically change, and construction sites may even decide to find a new territory. Sometimes, just sometimes, you may even spot a celebrity.
These were taken at Central Park, with the girl wearing an lilac vintage dress. Though I usually frown upon soft filter effects, I felt the need to add some to this old fashioned styled shoot to complete the effect. The glow from the water sparkles are layers of white paintbrushing in Photoshop.