Last weekend, Summer and Eric met me in Lincoln Park at the end of my day of family portrait mini-sessions. They just moved into a new apartment and thought that, since their wedding was a few years ago, they should get some new photos for their new home.
Truthfully, I’m always happy to shoot with these two. They are so creative and loving; they always provide me with TONS of inspiration. Summer sent me links to a Pinterest board she was using to gather their styling ideas for the shoot. She told me to expect, “an Anthropologie catalog, meets a Ralph Lauren catalog, meets Zoe Deschanel, meets an English farmer from the 192os.” Yup–that got me excited.
And here’s the thing: not everyone needs to (or can) pull of the Anthopologie/RL/Zoe Deschanel/English farmer look. I’d never expect all of my clients to be the same, dress the same, or like the same aesthetic. However, there is one big lesson we can learn from these two: the more you think about your shoot and the “look” you’re going for, and the more you express your individual personalities through your attire, the better the photos will be. Always.
So, here’s two of my favorite clients, at one of my favorite locations, during my favorite season, in one of my favorite sessions in a very long time.
Don’t let them fool you. They have nailed their “serious/somber face,” but they crack each other up all the time.
Something very Notebook-ish about this one.