I recently had a Beloved session with Jason and Nikki. My husband and I have had the honor of getting to know both of them over the past year. These two have that magnetic connection you don’t see too often. You know, the kind that makes singles want to be married. They were a blast to photograph! We took our time photographing in downtown Atlanta and finished off the evening with some tapas. Good times!
Here are a few quick guidelines to help you prepare for a couples Beloved Photo Session
How to mentally prepare – If you can, spend some time the night before thinking about the history of your relationship as a couple. Look through old pictures, tell your favorite stories or ask friends or family for their memories. Maybe you could go to your favorite place and take some time together to get in the mood. All of these things will help jog your memory.
How to dress – Wear something comfortable and fun. Please don’t dress alike. Dress to reflect your individual personalities.
Photo Session Location – Think about a location that reflects your history as a couple. Is there a particular place that you love to go such as a restaurant, a park, a café or a store? If nothing specific comes to mind, do you want a rustic location? Something simple? How about a historic site? Or perhaps an urban environment.
Practical things to bring – Bring a blanket so you can sit on the ground. Women, bring face powder and men bring a towel to mop up sweat. Georgia is hot in the summertime…
Fun things to bring: Consider bringing personal items that show your interests and hobbies. These items can include newspapers, books, wine or checkers but can also include scuba diving equipment, bicycles or a karaoke machine. If it means something to you and you can get it to the shoot, Karen will figure out a way to photograph it! If there’s something that you love but you don’t own it, consider renting it at a place like 4 Inch Fold.
Come Relaxed and Happy –bring wine or champagne to help take the edge off. Do you have a favorite song that makes you happy? Bring an ipod and speakers to listen to it while Karen’s photographing you.
This Beloved photo session is going to be a really unique 2 hour date spent with your sweetheart. You’ll have photographs to document it and the more open minded you are and the more you invest, the better the photos will be.