Gold Creek Pond Engagement Session
Meghan mentioned to me several times that she and Micah were "awkward" and bad at taking photos.
First of all - liar!
Second - I've never had anyone come to me saying "I look amazing in photos and I'm super comfortable with a camera pointing at my face."
So here's the deal - how your photos turn out definitely depends on how you're feeling. If you feel uncomfortable you'll end up looking stiff and pose-y in your photos. BUT how you feel is pretty much all on the photographer. It's their job to get you the best photos possible, and the best way to do that is to make sure you have so much fun you almost forget about the third wheel and the big camera. Even looking at my own sessions, I hardly ever use the photos from the first 5-10 minutes - because the couple hasn't had time to get comfy. But it's amazing to see how that changes throughout the session, and by the end they'll usually have me believing they've been having their photo taken their whole life.
Photography is more than just clicking the button - the behind the scenes stuff is just as (if not more) important.
They were nervous, but they met me at Gold Creek Pond for an engagement session anyway, and afterwards Megan told me that she was so comfortable and that they actually had fun! Which is exactly what I want every single one of my couples to feel when I’m done with them :)