I always strive for natural, life-stylistic photos, but sometimes it is difficult to fall into that candidness in front of a camera. I say that because it is true for me. As soon as I get on the other side of the camera I panic and forget how to smile normally. I fixate on my hands, and I don’t remember how to stand. So as a photographer, when you’re given the opportunity to work with a couple like Sharon and Josh, you get pretty giddy.
Even though this was our first time meeting, our conversation quickly fell into a familiar place, covering favorite classical literature, Broadway musicals, places to travel and dreams for the future, and Roary, their little rescue Pomeranian/Pekinese, stole the show from the beginning. Their affectionate interaction with her was a real spontaneous response, requiring absolutely no coaching. I asked them to talk about the things they tease each other about, and from there their smiles and humor flowed freely. Everything from making fun of the notorious duck face, talking in their dog voice to Roary (if you have a dog you have a dog voice. You know exactly what I am talking about) to the crinkly-nose kind of laughter could be found on the end of my lens.
I am so looking forward to shooting their wedding this summer. Enjoy!
Venue: Sarah P. Duke Gardens