While I was backing up images I started browsing some of last year’s sessions. They are all special, and have different types of love and romance. I love the uniqueness of each couple and that I am allowed to witness a little piece of another couple’s love story. The things that Zack and I do or have that are special to us, how we say we love each other isn’t the same as others might. I like capturing those moments because they tell the real story.
Then with Valentine’s Day coming up it got me thinking. I’m not sure how I feel about this ‘holiday’. On one hand, it’s nice to have a day to celebrate love! To be with that person and maybe share gifts or special meals. On the other, shouldn’t we do that everyday? So what makes an everyday image or moment romantic?
This image is so romantic, and one of my favorites because you don’t even have to see their faces or most of their bodies to see the connection. You can tell they are relaxed and content. They share a coffee while they sit and hold hands.
I love the image on the left because of the details like the light and the grass. The light is warm and golden, the grass is soft. Both of those just add to the romance of the couple. The image on the left I love because of the softness and delicateness. That’s kind of what you envision when you think of a bride. The satin and lace of her gown being blown in the breeze just oozes romance.
These two images show two very different but strong connections between the couples. The image on the left is more intimate, they were just married and it’s almost as if they are in their own world. The image on the right, you can almost reach out and grab the joy in this image. You can see it in their love for each other and the excitement of how their lives are going to change as they become a family of 3.
Ironically, the ladies in these images (taken months apart) are mother and daughter. Ambiance is one of my favorite elements. The image on the left was so romantic, the spring cherry blossoms were literally raining down on us and the sunlight was softly filtering though the branches. The image on the right, to me when I look at it I see a perfume ad or a jewelry ad. One of those fancy designer ones. The way she was genuinely laughing and the breeze blowing the tall grass was gorgeous. Just because the image isn’t of a couple, doesn’t mean it can’t be romantic.
This image was another one I had been wanting to shoot someone at. I had envisioned this shot in my head, and I knew it was going to feel epic and romantic. You don’t always have to have your photos taken in somewhere amazing, you can still get amazingly wonderful images without an epic location. However sometimes the location can dramatically change simple poses and make them feel more grand and romantic.
I was so excited when I got to shoot this surprise proposal. I knew that I was going to capture some really raw amazing emotion. This one is right after the proposal, and you can see how this huge life moment has just overwhelmed them with love.
This reception had a great of moments but this one is fantastic. This was their last dance of the evening, right when it was ending. This couple, is so in love and literally surrounded by it too. You can see the joy and excitement in their family and friend’s faces and body language.
This isn’t to say that all of these images don’t have all of these components hidden in them. They do. It’s hard for me to say what part of these or which is my actual favorite. What about yours?
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