Boston engagement sessions, what's not to love? A beautiful couple, a beautiful city, a beautiful afternoon. All ingredients for a PERFECT spring time engagement session downtown! Of course there will be LOTS more to come of Diana and Jon, so make sure to check in on Thursday to see the rest of the images from their engagement! When I first met up with Diana and Jon, Diana quickly asked me "You're going to give us direction right? I have NO idea what I'm doing!" It's a typical statement I hear from brides who often feel nervous in front of the camera. Usually this is the first real amount of time that they've been in front of the camera and so naturally they are unsure of what to expect or how to act. I completely understand this nervousness! Being in front of the camera can be really intimidating!
I gave Diana the same piece of advice I give to all my couples their first time in front of the camera: there is no right or wrong with me! I don't want couples to feel any pressure to have to perform or do things a certain way. Usually that just ends up with people looking awkward, afraid to move and do something "wrong." That doesn't sound like a fun afternoon to me! I want couples to ENJOY being with each other (and with me too;))! If you want to hug your fiance, make out or move that hand precariously near their butt, then by all means go for it! Some of the best photos I've taken are of couples who do something unexpected then burst into laughter for it!
I always direct couples during the shoot to capture their natural beauty. But at the end of the day, what makes photograph sing is when a couple is just THEM in front of the camera. That's exactly what Diana and Jon did as we walked around Boston together. Once they knew they could basically do whatever they wanted they let down their guard and had FUN! With a little help of my crazy antics (making a scene when I thought I was falling off the curb, when it was just a bump on the side walk anyone?) and a happy couple, we made some beautiful images I can't wait to share!
If you're feeling anxious about your upcoming engagement session, just remember there is no right or wrong! The engagement session is an excuse to spend the afternoon with your fiance, have fun, and make beautiful images along the way! So get ready to smile, laugh and maybe you'll see your inner model shine through!