A WALK IN THE RAIN - A Fun Couple's Session

March 29, 2017  •  1 Comment

This is my favorite kind of couple’s photo session – a walk around a beautiful place, stopping here and there to take advantage of the surroundings. 

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In this particular case, we did it at the Sanborn County Park in Saratoga California, which thrilled me because I love the Redwoods above the oaks – went to college among them, and will forever have an affinity with that eco system!

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The other thing that thrilled me was the rain – much needed last fall in California, which was many years into a severe drought.  The umbrella made a perfect prop, and the rain was worthy of celebrating.  Each raindrop was a symbol of hope!

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Rain, snow, even wind aren’t necessarily reasons to cancel a shoot.  Sometimes those weather conditions actually make it a better shoot, so consult with your photographer before you assume the session needs to be cancelled because of weather!

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As with most guys, this probably would not have been something initiated by Jacob, but he was willing.  As it turned out he had a pretty darn good time.  That’s the thing, I work hard to allow things to develop naturally instead of running around posing couples in a stiff manner.  I believe that made all the difference here.  Since Jacob is my brother-in-law, I know him well enough to know he wasn’t going to be comfortable with “now tilt your head to the right and move your foot two inches left” kind of stuff.

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That’s the thing, each couple has their own way of being with each other and that needs to be reflected in their photos.  In order to do that, I photograph them interacting as they naturally would and that makes for the best couple photos, in my opinion!   Elements of Light MT2-3986_Elements of Light instaElements of Light MT2-3986_Elements of Light insta


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Jane G(non-registered)
Wow! What a beautiful location! I love that you didn't let the rain stop you! Beautiful images!
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