I get asked a lot how I am able to capture such real, raw, genuine photos of my clients, so I wanted to tell you my big secret….
Be their friend.
No really, it is that simple. Get to know each couple you work with. Meet them before the session, get coffee with them, ask them what they love to do, and who they are. Talk to your clients like you have been best friends since the 2nd grade, verses a hired professional they met 2 minutes before their session starts.
The second they see you as a friend and not a vendor/stranger, the walls come down. I promise it won’t make you seem ‘less professional’. Professionalism doesn’t mean you have to talk in a polished manner or pretend to be someone you are not. Professionalism is communicating back in a timely manner, following through with everything you say you will do, and exceeding expectations -Do all of that while being a real human who shows off sass, personality and passion for what you do, and watch the magic happen.
Plus want to know something insane that happens when you start treating clients like friends? They truly become your friends.
So if I can get incredible, candid, raw moments like this, PLUS NEW BESTIES?! .. ummm sounds like a no brainer to me, whatcha think ?!