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Andrea and Jason . Walking on the Indian River trails . Engagement

I have had maybe three clients who were practiced in front of the camera in my whole wedding photography career.  Almost every real person is not used to posing and being photographed and most of my clients are not interested in doing anything other than being their own fabulous selves and having that be what we see in the images!! I think this is the most gratifying part of what I do.  One of the things I love about this is that it means that I work with my couples to find a place to photograph their engagement where they have a connection, where they feel comfortable, and maybe they can show me some of their secret spaces!!! We did just that with Andrea and Jason’s engagement sessions… Andrea is the only person I’ve ever run a 5k with and they suggested one of their favorite walking/running spots.  It was a new trail to me, not far from my house and it was pretty special walking it and stopping to enjoy the views with them!! Love these images and love this couple!! I even played with something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately, bringing back some selective colour (a terribly bad word in some circles) and I’m really pleased with the results!!

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