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        TIPS TO ROCK YOUR COUPLE SESSION

        1. DON'T HOLD BACK

        “Just be you! This seems obvious, but sometimes it’s tough to really commit to it. I want your dynamic to set the tone and mood of the shoot, not what you think a session should look like.

        Are you goofballs? Then be goofballs!
        Are you introverted? Then enjoy the quiet moments.

        I want to experience all those little moments you might otherwise consider the “outtakes”. Don’t act like you think you should, I want to capture you as you are. The truest emotion is in the outtakes!”

        2. DRESS LIKE YOURSELF

        Dress comfortably don’t feel like you have to “dress up” if that's not you. But if it is, then go for it! Most importantly, wear something you feel confident in. Whether that’s ripped up jeans or a pretty dress, you do you. For me, looking your best doesn't mean most expensive or fanciest. It just means looking the most you.

        WHAT DO I WEAR?

        "If you need help figuring out what to wear, I'm happy to offer my opinion. You can send me photos or ask me anything at anytime! You can also bring a few options and I'll help you pick before we shoot.

        Some couples decide to dress it up and play around in the elements in a flowy dress and bare feet. Other couples dress down all the way in shorts and a T-shirt. Just keep in mind the terrain for deciding what shoes to wear (or not to wear)"

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        3. PICK AN ENVIRONMENT THAT REFLECTS YOU

        It’s definitely not just about the location, but its about how you fit into it. The setting, location, and weather will affect your mood, and the mood of the photos, drastically. So I want to make sure you’re surrounded by what you love. Whether that’s your own home or a foggy mountaintop, do whatever the heck you want!

        4. MAKE IT AN ALL DAY ACTIVITY

        You’re not going to be your cutest, most genuine selves at the end of an errand-filled stressful day. So take it easy all day! Grab lunch, get a drink, and relax together doing something you enjoy. That way, when we meet for the shoot, you’re filled with love and excitement for each other, instead of just crossing one thing off the wedding to-do list. When you look back on the photos I want you to remember that lovely day you spent together.

        PREPARE RIGHT

        One thing I’ve found that helps nervous couples is having a drink (or a smoke) before we shoot. We’ll meet early to chat anyways, so feel free to bring a bottle of wine (or whatever you want).

        You can also brings some snacks! There’s nothing worse than being photographed on an empty stomach.”

        5. EMBRACE THE SPONTANEOUS ELEMENTS

        And I don’t just mean the weather. I want you to embrace the rocks, the dirt, the wind messing up your hair, your dress getting dirty, and all the other spontaneous and “imperfect” elements. If it starts to rain, we’ll keep shooting and have fun with it! If we have to stop between each shot to flatten out your hair or fluff up your dress, the whole natural vibe will be thrown off. Let go!

         

        6. LEAVE THE EXTRA STUFF AT HOME

        Leave the big bags, don’t worry about the extra stuff you think you might need. I want you to be light on your feet and easily mobile, because I’ll shoot all those little in-between moments. Extra props or bags tend to make spontaneous shooting more difficult, so minimalism is the way to go.

        7. FORGET THE PART WHERE WE'RE TAKING PHOTOS

        You’re not there for me. I’m there for you: to document your love. The objective isn’t just to take pretty pictures. It’s to capture an exciting stage in your life, while spending time together. It’s very likely that the last time you got your picture taken “professionally” was for an awkward high school photo or for super posed family portraits. I promise you, it will be nothing like that. So forget the photos, and focus on enjoying the evening!

        8. SHARE IT ALL WITH ME

        I can only capture you as you are if you actually let me! Remember how you interact when you’re alone, and don’t hide it. Embrace both the goofy laughter and the quiet vulnerable moments. I will, of course, guide you through all this as we shoot, but I need you to meet me halfway and allow me to. Honesty is mandatory. Vulnerability is encouraged.