creating an atmosphere first
It’s important to note that while you are the one giving instruction, you need to leave plenty of room for interpretation. Your couple expects you to be the one directing the shoot, and you should be, but directing and manipulating are two very different things.
This is a field guide that will hopefully help you, as the photographer and director, facilitate comfort and confidence in your couple.
By creating a relaxed and trusting atmosphere, you’re allowing your couples to open up and be vulnerable with you. This is incredibly important and will make or break your ability to photograph the couple in an authentic and organic way.