Often times my couples immediately start off by telling me that they are or afraid of being awkward — and by often, 9/10 times haha — and I reassure them all that I’ll guide them into poses that lead to more candid moments and they will eventually start to feel the session and start to let go — that’s why I always recommend wearing your favorite outfit second because that’s when the real you tends to shine. After all, how many times do we get photographed? How many times do we get engaged, married, etc, It’s stressful! Part of my job is not just to point my camera at you and take pictures, but to interact with you and bring out your authentic personalities. I’m so grateful that my couples give me the trust and heart to be able to do that for them. One of the learning lessons I have acquired after 15 + years of photographing people in love is that it really isn’t about the posing, it isn’t about me, and that has eased my once stowed anxiety about posing and now I truly enjoy just capturing people in their real life moments.
I adored these two and how they unfolded in the camera naturally as the session progressed — they even trooped this awful Houston heat of over 100 that day!!