Erika & Adam: San Francisco Engagement Photography
By and large the trust I brides and grooms give me is one of my greatest responsibilities. This is not simply the responsibility to document one of the most important days of their lives. Moreover it is the trust to share emotions, affections, and the intimate expressions they generally only share with each other. This was especially true during this recent San Francisco engagement photography session.
Meeting someone new and going right into a photo shoot can be a little unnerving. And I’m not just talking about what it must be like for them! I don’t care which brand of rockstar wedding photographer you are. Surely, sometimes you just hit it off right away. But sometimes, it’s a little scary.
Erika admitted that she had a few butterflies about the engagement session. Within a few minutes of meeting them both in person, Adam confided the same.
Fortunately, the solution always seems to present itself. And the solution is always the same.
1. Openness. Go there yourself, first. Then, encourage that openness.
2. Learn to see the beauty in other people before they are willing to show it to you. Communicate to them like people you love. Soon they will respond in kind.
In many ways Erika and Adam’s engagement photography session in San Francisco was a sign of good things to come. After all I think we did pretty well. I know I’m looking forward to their wedding in Lake Tahoe this Fall. And I’m pretty sure they are too.