I was recently given an opportunity to work with this Central Minnesota couple. With a little convincing, they headed to Minneapolis for their engagement session. The groom, like most, was not overly excited about being photographed and I, admittedly, was pretty nervous about how I was going to convince him this would be amazing.
When Michelle hit the restroom for some last minute polishing, I jumped into action hauling Keith around the Guthrie. I know I overwhelmed him with all the facts I threw at him but we admired the views and he respectfully listened to me.
I cautiously started shooting and took the "clients choice" approach. This ended pretty quickly as they realize subtle direction from a professional was important. I knew he was comfortable when a charming and relaxed smile bounced back at me.
We hit a few floors, then ventured outside. Since none of my engagement clients have ever shown up in camouflage, I figured outside was much more his element. We wandered off the strip and found ourselves in the woodsiest area possible (for downtown). Things became very natural and I was able to capture some wonderful images.
To make a long story short, the session ended in hugs, lots of laughs and a sense of joy. Well, see for yourself.... I think Michelle said it best!
I was extremely nervous, b/c u know I'm uber hard on myself & how I look, especially losing weight I can never just be ok with me..so I raced thru as quick as ever hating my face & arms in every one.. but I sat there & let the slideshow just play & holy crap Emily!! Frikkin kick ass job!