Audrey & Dafford
This is one location that I genuinely dislike. Not because of the beautiful place it is, but rather that it's so popular amongst photographers that everyone shoots here. There are many other locations that you can shoot at, and I have no idea why this is the go-to spot for many photographers. Usually, all the sweet spots are always taken by other photographers, which generally make it a waiting game.
However, with Audrey and Dafford, we arranged to shoot here at noon, so this worked very well. Not many photographers were around during the afternoon time, and despite it being in harsh lighting conditions, we were able to take shots in the shade.
Of course, meeting for the first time, both Dafford and Audrey was not at ease. But as we started shooting, and me directing them on what I wanted them to do, this all worked out very well at the end. Matter of fact, it went so well that in the end, they opened up so much. I was able to capture some beautiful shots as they were goofing around and just having fun together.
I would say about a 1hr into the session after I kept telling them to ignore me and be yourself. Pretend I am not here, and just act like you guys are on a date at the park. Be yourself, be what makes you love each other, be in your own world.
I can not stress this enough, the more you are free with the camera, the better your shots will come out. Being a photographer, who is always behind the camera instead of being in the front, I know this can be a hard task. I am not the best in front of the camera, and matter of fact, I always tend to run from it.
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