I admit that being in front of a camera can be pretty overwhelming. You worry about your smile, your hands, and in general how you look. At least I know I do, and that’s probably why you’ll only see me on one side of a camera. I’ve found that some people get nervous in front of a camera, and it’s my job to fix that. I recently did an engagement shoot on the Fayetteville Square with Whitney and James, and I think they felt like I do in front of a camera. Well, after a few minutes, things got rolling and they got some amazing photos!
Engagement Shoot on the Fayetteville Square: Whitney and James
So, you might be wondering about my tricks for making people feel better and getting them to relax in front of a camera. Honestly, it’s pretty simple. I just talk to them and try to have a good time. That’s really all it takes. I love meeting new people, so at engagement sessions, I’m asking all sorts of questions and trying to figure people out. From there, I just enjoy it and have a real conversation with them. Once we get talking, people tend to forget about the photos and start just having fun.
During our session, I found out some pretty cool things about Whitney and James. One, police officers are not the same thing as a County Sheriff. I never really understood the difference, but apparently, police officers are for a city while a County Sheriff covers a much larger area. Now that I think about it, I should have known that from the names. Anyway. I also found out that Whitney knows all about the Kinesiology world at the U of A (my major from back in the day). That was fun because we got to talk about classes and everything.
I think our Engagement Shoot on the Fayetteville Square was maybe 45 minutes, but in that time, I saw these two start to relax and have fun. More importantly, I learned some cool things about them, and they got some beautiful photos.