I’m guessing you’re here because you are (A) a couple looking to take pictures that aren’t posed and boring or (B) you’re a photographer trying to figure out how the heck to ditch the normal, traditional prompts. If you’re a photographer, this post is geared more toward clients but you should definitely take a read and share this with your couples. Then come back next week! I’m going to be publishing a blog specifically for photographers because we have so much to talk about! Today we’re talking about taking soulful couples pictures and how our couples can help us do that.
You’re probably wondering what I mean by taking “soulful” pictures. I’m talking about pictures that make you feel something when you see them, almost on a soul level. In the “show, don’t tell” type of way. I love when I see even just one picture from a session and it hits me in my stomach or in my heart. Not just a thought, we’re talking deep feeling.
I want you to first stop reading and talk about, or think about, what you don’t want out of your pictures. I’m going to take a wild guess and say these are some things you don’t want:
Am I right? Now stop and think about what you do want. Does it look something like:
The bottom line is not only are we in the business of capturing epic photos full of feeling, but we’re creating an experience. People tend to think photographers just show up and make magic when in reality, we can’t create those WOW moments without the help of our clients and also doing the work and research on our end to know our clients enough to facilitate a comfortable and fun environment for you (which we’ll talk about more next week)!
Your mind-set is everything.
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I'm Tay, a photographer and educator based in Hawaii. My passions are sharing stories of love, from couples to adventure elopements. And I am also an underwater and brand photographer with a heart for creating impact.
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