My favorite kind of session is definitely the engagement/love session followed very closely by senior sessions. These 2 definitely give me that feel of walking in the clouds I love so much. So when this beautiful girl emailed me about a session I got very excited!
It is always hard for the couple at the beginning of the session to feel comfortable with a third wheel and a camera, but for me though it is super important to make sure they feel at ease. I am not the kind of photographer who would be posing the clients left and right, instead I let them be themselves and express their love for each other. I talk to them, I try to find things in common or things they are interested in so we can carry a conversation as we casually walk and I find different spots to use as backdrops. The whole session is basically a conversation with photos sprinkled everywhere. Don’t people do that nowadays anyway? (People can’t seem to stop taking photos with their phones …including me). Moving to Tucson has been a challenge, it made me get out of my comfort zone and DRIVE a lot to find nice places to photograph. Agua Caliente park is a very popular spot, but it IS challenging because chances are you will at least find 3 photographers there doing sessions which means that photos have a high chance of not being unique. I am all about being unique. Yes L.A. has a million more photographer than Tucson, but it also has a million more places to shoot. Every time Agua Caliente seems like the only or most likely choice I am faced with the challenge of making every shot mine. Unique. Strong.
Finding unique spots often involves me getting…well getting dirty (like stepping on coyote poop and such!), but it is always worth it!! Always 🙂
This session also involved a few cacti close encounter on my part, UGH!! But hey, as long as the couple doesn’t notice who cares right? 😉
♥♥♥♥ Oh I absolutely love these photos ♥♥♥♥ The biggest trick to make beautiful images is to be able to connect with the subject and that is why it is so necessary that you meet with those photographers you are considering for your photos. It is like friendship, courtship and life… it has to make a click and you have to feel comfortable!
I hope you enjoyed this wonderful session! I did 🙂