A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of capturing the love of two people who made it INCREDIBLY easy to do my job without any awkwardness at all. I have known the bride-to-be, Rebekah, for about 9 years and we have stayed in touch enough to be acquaintances. When Ryan popped the question with a beautiful round-cut diamond, Rebekah reached out and asked friends for photography suggestions to capture special moments between the two of them. A good friend of mine from my hometown, Canton, reached out to Rebekah and suggested Whitney Brewer Photography for their photography needs. (A huge shout out to you, Rachel Kromi! Thank you for the referral!)
When I arrived at the Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus, it was a perfect day for photographs. It was an overcast day (the photographer's DREAM!) and the temperature was mild. The best part of the shoot were my models! I always like to inform any of my clients that usually, the first 10-15 minutes of ALL sessions are a bit awkward. I can't really describe why, but it just IS! I feel that maybe the reason that this happens is because we're just getting to really know one another while the clients have my camera lens shoved in their face. That could be a little awkward for the clients, as they aren't usually in that position. I try, as the photographer, to make the session as fluid as possible, but when my clients are doing something like this for the first time, it can be a little tricky for the first part of the session. Don't worry though, after those initial shots, things become WAY more comfortable and easy. We become more acquainted with one another and can laugh and giggle at situations. Those are the images we like the most!
I'd like to go ahead and brag about Ryan and Rebekah. When we all arrived, I mentioned to them that usually the first part of the session is a bit awkward, but tends to shift into comfortableness after about 10-15 minutes. They smiled and looked at each other as if they loved a good challenge. There was not a single second of awkwardness with these two. It's like they hit it off with the camera and they were naturals!...and well, it's the first time in my professional career that a couple seemed to pull off naturalness from beginning to end. I was truly impressed (and I think you can tell in their images how happy and natural their love is!)
A huge congrats to Rebekah and Ryan on their engagement and life together. They're a perfect match and I couldn't be happier for them!!! Cheers, you two! Can't wait to photograph your wedding!