Most of us are not professional models, so being photographed so closely can be intimidating and unnatural. Even though I take pictures of people for a living, the thought of being on the other side of the lens makes me tense up and forget what to do with my face. That’s why I aim for my engagement sessions to feel more like a hang-out session. We talk. I ask a ton of questions about their lives. I make fun of myself and tell ridiculously bad jokes, and for a few moments we forget about the big black thing hanging around my neck and focus on what it’ like to hang out with their favorite person in the whole world.
So we started there. Quickly I found out that Derek had all the jokes, and it was the best. All I had to do was tell Derek to do what he did best, make Lily laugh. So they laughed their way through the hour, and I suspect that they’ll do just fine if they laugh their way through the years. SO excited for December, you guys.