As someone who takes pictures of people as part of my way of making a living, I have developed a talent of learning a lot about a family, person, or couple by the way a session starts, by the way they interact with each other. I have known Hope for about 10 years, but hadn’t met Kent until the day of the session, so I was a bit nervous to see the dynamic of their relationship. Well, there was no need for nerves; within seconds of starting, the two were already giggling at each other, poking fun, and very enthusiastic about the PDA shots…in other words, a photographer’s dream. From beginning to end, their session was a blast. Not only were we all laughing the whole time, but we also indulged in Paciugo mid-session and a glass of wine at the end. How do I know that my job was done? Because at the end, Kent gave me a big hug and told me that he had actually had a blast. Now, if a GUY tells you that he had fun at a photoshoot, well, let’s just say that you are entitled to a pat on the back. Congratulations on your engagement, you two. You are going to make one beautiful couple.
Oh boy, I could write a book about this session. I’ve known Faith since I was in second grade, and from the moment I met her until today, she is one of my closest friends, one of the few people I have managed to keep in touch with after graduation. You can imagine how thrilled I was when she asked me to take her college graduation pictures in Austin! To make a long story short, my weekend in Austin was nothing short of memorable…of epic, really. I definitely love that city, and especially a little bit more now that I got to capture it on camera. Faith belongs there…from her quirk, to her style, to her drive…everything…she was made for Austin. And for my camera…because really, could she look any prettier?
When I think about this session, one word comes to mind: magical. From the dress, to the butterflies, to the forest…this session was just an amazing, fairy-like experience. However, the greatest part of the session was the subject herself; what a natural. I’ve known Dalilah for about 9 years now, and it’s crazy to think that she was only in like, 4th grade when I met her. Now, she’s this beautiful young woman who is graduating high school and modeling as if it was second nature. Congratulations on finishing up this first stage of life, girl! Don’t break too many hearts when you go off to college, ya hear?;)
JT will be on his suit and tie, but for a session with Jennuine Photos, I recommend that dad stray away from something so formal. I say ditch the suit, keep the tie. While sessions are all about capturing who you really are, most people are uncomfortable with the idea of being photographed in say, their favorite tshirt and pair of jeans. I don’t blame them; I wouldn’t want to have a session done while wearing my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles shirt that I’ve had since high school. For mom, finding the balance between casual and dressy is usually a pretty easy thing. However, when it comes to dad, things can get a little complicated. Dad’s first instinct is probably to throw on a dress shirt with a tie and tuck it into a belt. While there is nothing wrong with that, I encourage you to consider spicing it up a little bit. How do you do that? By throwing on a pullover on top of that shirt and tie! With the right pair of jeans, dad will have an outfit that will be up to par with mom’s. This look will look great on dads of all ages. Below, you’ll see some examples of the perfect balance between casual and dressy, between TMNT shirt and a suit. Enjoy!