Portrait sessions are so much more than just a photo session. There is so much more that is experienced than just having your photo taken. This couples session on their family property was made so special with their dogs. I loved walking the family property with Emily, Kevin and their pups. It helped to tell a part of their story and what was truly unique to them and their relationship.
I felt a sense of comfort from Emily and Kevin as they shared their space with me. I could see both of them relax and drop their barriers as we walked their property. They expressed their playfulness towards each other and their dogs. It was beautiful to see them interact in a way that was truly them.
Choosing to do your portrait session somewhere significant to you or with an activity that you love makes the entire photography experience a whole lot more special and fun. Dogs ALWAYS help with that too!
We did this couples session in late fall. This is one of my favourite times to shoot, but then again, I fall in love with every season. The tones brought out in nature just after the leaves fall are so gorgeous! If there hasn’t been a snowfall yet, the grass is still a beautiful green tone. It’s a time of year when we’re surrounded by deep, neutral tones. I am obsessed.
Choosing what to wear for your couples session is really important. As we were hiking Emily and Kevin’s property there were so many gorgeous areas where the tones really complimented their outfits. During couples portrait sessions I look for areas where the tones in nature compliment the tones that the couple has chosen to wear. I shoot this because it draws attention to the expression and interaction between the couple and what they’re feeling.
I get asked a lot about what to wear to your photo session. Photo session outfits can be approached in a lot of different ways. I always recommend dressing for yourself! Wear what makes you comfortable and confident. Because that will translate into amazing photos. I also always recommend dressing for the weather. I think that you should be able to tell what season it is just by looking at the outfits. That doesn’t necessarily mean wearing your warmest winter jacket that covers most of your face and body. Layer your outfit or accessorize with warm pieces that add to your look. Like Emily chose to wear a wool scarf and fedora for different parts of the session.
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