Today I found myself at loose ends with no photos to edit and no elopement or engagement photography session scheduled. And lately I’ve been noticing just how many people, men and women, who find the thought of a photo session about as exciting as a visit to the dentist! So this blog post is about how you can make the most of your couples surprise proposal, engagement or elopement photography session to get the most romantic photos - and actually have fun in the process. The good news is that there are really only a couple things you need to know to get stunning engagement portraits
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Posing for couples portraits is like sex - there are really only so many ways two human bodies can fit together. So HOW (emotionally, not mechanically) you fit together is really the important part. The trick to natural looking romantic couples photos is to choose any basic pose you like and then make it your own by injecting emotion.
Photography is at it's best when it's conveying an emotion, an idea or a compelling drama. A powerful image tells a story that resonates with viewers. Silhouettes remove all the distractions of smiles, colors and details, leaving only two dimensional profiles that, conversely, make a for a stronger story.
When Heidi first contacted me for her wedding and engagement photos, she was very clear that she wanted something a bit different. "We drive over the Pali Highway everyday and we just really love those mountains. Can we possibly do our engagement session there?"