I LOVE photographing couples. It’s probably my absolute favourite type of session to do. Something about seeing two people who know each other so well interact is just magic to me. Every couple is different, and yet they still all have those moments together that I strive to capture. Usually it’s a laugh, or a look, or a touch that they aren’t even aware of, but it’s there nonetheless, and so so important.
The thing that I also love about the following images is that only 2 of the couples pictured were actually engaged, the rest were already married or have been together for years and years, and the images were taken during family sessions (meaning most of them had kids). I usually always ask the parents if they would like to have a few photos of them alone together…some say no, but most are up for it and I’m always glad when they are because I think it’s really important to document the parents not as parents, but as a couple. Because at the end of it all, the kids leave, but your spouse/significant other is there with you for the long haul, and having that little bit of time together without the kids, even just for a few minutes, can really remind you of why you’re with that person in the first place. They usually find it a little awkward, but my corny ‘pretend like you like each other’ line tends to loosens them up a little bit 🙂
Anyway, I’ll stop rambling, here are my favourites images of couples from the past year!
Well, that’s it for my Favourites as far as portrait sessions go, next up, the big one, my favourite wedding images…not sure when that mammoth post will be ready, but it’s going to be a good one!
Back on Friday with another personal post!