Most every client I speak with before their session tells me they are interested in mostly candid photos and not very much posed work. This goes for weddings, family sessions, newborn, engagement and anniversary sessions. I mean, who doesn't love a great shot of yourself really caught up in the moment? Well, truth be told, I think we've got you fooled! Let's play a little game. Here are a series of various photos from all different kinds of sessions. Try to guess if they were posed or candid moments:
Well, what'd you think? The truth is, every single one of the images above started as a posed situation. A good photographer knows how to find the right light, frame a shot, pose the clients in the most natural and flattering way for that situation and then give them a slight bit of direction to really take their mind off the camera and keep them in the moment. It's something that comes with time, practice and trying new things! I definitely love a "typical" posed photo and in some situations that is the only way to do it, but for those of you out there that are looking for something a little bit more realistic and fun- keep this in mind! As your photographer I want to capture both the giant grins while you look right at my camera and the silly, fun moments when I can get you to play and interact. In order to capture both of these things, you have to trust that I am putting you in a situation that will help capture you authentically!