Engagement Shoot with Greg & Chryz

The more I shoot, the more I realize that people photography is less about camera settings and angles, but more about naturality. Yes, that’s a word. Ever watch a movie that is visually beautiful but you just can’t get into it because it feels a bit rehearsed? Or ever speak to someone who says all the right things, but you just don’t believe them? Humans gravitate towards naturality. I’m coining that word. We prefer situations that feel natural to us. Now natural for some might not be natural for others, but in the world of pictures, everyone understands joy, fun, laughter and love. The expressions of those feelings can be faked if you are somewhat of a good actor, but for most people those reactions need to be generated from a real place to come across genuine. For quite some time now I have tried to focus less on camera settings, and more on developing my craft of getting natural reactions out of people, and I think I’m slowly getting there. With Greg and Chryz’s shoot I wanted natural reactions, not posed, fake smiles. Luckily for me they were an awesome couple and very easy to direct.  These smiles you see below are not posed, not fake….it’s natural, unpretentious and real. Just like them.

 

Thanks for the wall art Leo Van Wyk!

by Earl Martin

10 comments

Dennis Pike Gorgeous session. Looks like your clients were having a blast!

Heather Elizabeth Your colors are SO vibrant. The photographs of her blowing the hearts is so cute!

Teresa K So vivacious, beautiful, and fun!! What a great session!

Caryn Canatella What a cute couple and such fun portraits! Awesome!

Elissa This couple is gorgeous! I love the energy of this session!

Paul Fuller Some fantastic light here Earl, and great moments!

Taylor fun session!

Heather Kanillopoolos So much FUN!! I adore the lovely smiles!

Mercedes These guys…FUN. And it shows in the way you photographed them :)

Candice Lategan Really cool shoot, love the location!

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