It’s always fun to get to shoot with another photographer! It’s so important to remember what it’s like being on the other side of the lens! I know every time I get my photo taken it reminds me of how awkward it can feel sometimes.
I think the most important thing on a shoot is for the photographer and subject to have a good vibe and connection as this comes across in the photos! When everyone is comfortable you get the most natural reactions from the person being photographed. We’re not professional models so this helps a lot with getting authentic feeling photos!
I try to infuse connection with every step of the way of working with my clients! I want to know what they like to do, who they are, what’s their star sign. When you feel connected with your clients you have that trust which makes for way better photos!
Getting great photos starts way before you ever go to pick up a camera! When you have that comfortability before the shoot, actually getting the photos done just feels like two friends hanging out and way more relaxed. This is when the magic happens!
I emphasize this to clients and photographers alike, make sure you and your photographer vibe with each other and get to know each other a bit first! A good photographer should help you feel as comfortable as you can and create space for genuine emotions to come through! You just can’t fake them!