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| p.1 #4 · First couples shoot - help me prep for 1st engagement shoot |
I think you did great. I like how you have a mix of candid and posed. For your next shoot, I'd say try a little more variety in posing. Here I see a few of them laying on the ground. Have them sit as well. Also, just a personal "rule" ... typically if I am going to only have one face showing in the photo, I choose the female. After all, it's almost always all about them! :-)
Thanks for the suggestions. After the laying down shots I was like, "Oh yeah, I need to do some more posing!" I agree about the faces and I was actually thinking of that but I kept finding myself on the wrong side of them.
ya i actually think they are pretty fantastic. you showed just the right amount and they have a very loose fun totally unposed feel to them.
One of the things I struggle with during an engagement shoot is just being able to let go of wanting to be "perfect" so that I can get some of those spur of the moment shots
Thanks a lot, Doug. That is very encouraging!
I want to give full credit for inspiration here for the non-posed shots - Sergio Mottola. Ever since I saw his shoot of Evan and Amanda Baines I had it in my head that if I ever did a couples shoot I would start the shoot with pure interaction before even mentioning anything posed. I love capturing interactions and I felt like the farmer's market and the flower shop would be a great place to create some! I didn't want to go completely unposed though. I felt good with the mix.
A lot of credit for inspiration can go to a number of you here. I've been watching and inspired by the photos in this forum for a long time.