Michael + Jess taught me a lot during their session. I realized that my responsibility as a couples photographer requires more than just directing my couples well in order to take pretty images. The best couples photographer I can be goes above transactional + routine-like interactions.
The key to it all is having the ability to cultivate connection.
In order to do so, I must understand my couples + meet them where they are at. This includes supporting + empathizing with them in their lives current going-ons — whether it be happy or unhappy.
I must be intentional with my questions in order to discern who they are as individuals + as a couple so that I can best represent their genuine selves.
Michael and Jess, thanks for spending your time with me, trusting me to tell a little bit of your story — and teaching me a lot during our lil coastal adventure session!