February 23, 2019
Working with Alyssa and Colin was hands down one of my favorite experiences as a photographer. We met for the first time when we met up for their session. Now, this isn’t what I prefer to do as a photographer. I’d really much rather meet up for coffee and get to know y’all a little bit first, but that just wasn’t in the cards. But, from the second the got out of their car and we started chatting, I knew their session was going to be one of my faaavoritesss. They had this INSANE amount of passion and love for each other, it was pretty freakin’ spectacular.
We spent our session being suuper silly. These two were literally game for anything. We were running, frolicking, giving some crazy wild piggy back rides, and there was not an ounce of hesitation from either of them. Colin was the most enthusiastic husband I’ve ever seen to give his wife a wild piggy back ride. He took it so seriously and jumped, spun, twirled, and laughed through the whole thing (which made for some awesome photos, by the way. The more into the prompts your photographer gives you, the better your pictures will turn out. 100% of the time).
Okay and can we talk about Alyssa’s hair for a hot sec. Because WHOSE HAIR LOOKS LIKE THIS. I told her that I can’t ever get my curls to look like that when I try to, that I just can’t get the secret right and asked her how she achieved the look. She looks at me and goes ‘oh.. well this is my natural hair!’ GIRL. YOU ARE BLESSED. I can’t even get my hair to look like that when I try and you get to just wake up and look like Rapunzel. Okay.
Moral of the story. Don’t be shy. Let yourselves warm up in front of the camera. I’m going to give you some real silly things to do. Roll with it! It’s for the sake of the genuine laughs, the real tight hugs, the gentle moments during the impromptu slow dances, for capturing your love. These two nailed it. All of it.