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Final tips and thoughts
get ready to have fun
By now you have a pretty good idea of what to expect for your Couple Shoot. But there are still a few more things that I can share to put your mind at ease. . .
Don't hold back!
Embrace the spontaneity
Self-consciousness is the enemy of good photography. If you're feeling insecure, rest assured that I harbour zero judgment. I've seen it all—the good, the bad, the ugly. If you think I'm expecting you to look or act a certain way, I'm not. I just want you to be your most authentic, crazy, messy, loveable selves! So get a good night's rest, let your stress melt away and just come as you are.
No matter how prepared you are, there's a good chance something won't go the way you expect. Maybe it'll rain or get really windy, or you'll have a minor wardrobe malfunction. We'll just keep shooting! I want you to embrace the rocks, the dirt, the wind messing up your hair. The spontaneous and "imperfect" elements are what bring the spark to photography. So don't harbour a hairbrush in your pocket. Just let it go.
Leave the baggage at home
Yes, I mean the extra umbrella, third pair of shoes and four extra outfits (there's about a 99% chance you won't need them). But I'm also talking about the emotional baggage—the wedding planning or work stress, the insecurity, the uncertainty. Treat this hour or two as a chance to escape and embrace the moment, just you two.
Savour the experience
If you're like most of us, this is probably one of only two or three times you'll get to experience professional photography in your lifetime. Savour the moment, it's worth it—I promise.