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Over the years I have come to find that the more comfortable a couple is with you as a person, the more comfortable they will be in front of the camera. This is why I love to grab a coffee or a beer with couples when they are considering booking Lara and I for their […]
Did you WOW when you saw how stunning Anne and Guy in these photos? I thought the same thing when they pulled up for their session and got out of their car! Anne and Guy both live in the College Hill area of Wichita, so naturally, they wanted to incorporate the area into their session. I’m so glad we chose to shoot at the Crown Uptown….
Let’s be honest, having your photos taken can feel extremely awkward! Add in being “lovey-dovey” and we have a recipe for awkward soup. As Emily, Brett, and I made our way to our first shooting location I asked them if they were nervous at all. They admitted they were a little nervous but that they were also excited. I make it a top priority to help my CCP Brides and Grooms feel comfortable in front of my camera and if I’m honest with you, I didn’t have to work very hard to help Emily and Brett be comfortable.
This session is quite possibly my favorite session of all time! Here are 2 reasons why. 1.) Alyssa and Jacob are seriously the most perfect couple ever! They were naturals in front of the camera and their love for one another shines through these photos. 2.) Their photos represent EXACTLY what I want to aim for in every session as far as editing/lighting goes. This year I have been trying to hone in on my “style” and I finally feel like I have it. I am aiming for colorful and rich tones and bright lighting!
Many people don’t realize this, but your engagement session is the best representation of how your photographer experience will go on your wedding day. This is why taking engagement photos of couples whose wedding I am photographing is super important to Lara and I. We are able to get comfortable around one another during this initial shoot and work through some of the jitters that come with being in front of a camera.
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