A quick photography tip—sometimes it’s really hard to get people to laugh. I always ask for a fake laugh to warm everyone up. The silliness of pretending always quickly turns into real authentic laughter. Erika and Matt are pros at laughter, which was only pretend the first moment, and quickly turned into authentic smiles.
With wedding season over I took this engagement session as an opportunity be more expressive with the portraits. Each fall I try to examine my work from the summer and make the images even better. I really enjoy staging shots, but being in the moment often requires a lighter touch, which is not always very practical on structured wedding days.
Walking up and down the Charles River Esplanade on a surprisingly sunny autumn afternoon provided an excellent opportunity to just go with my creative inklings. I often just let Erika and Matt be and simply recorded their interactions and emotions. Many thanks to you both for making the shoot a creative adventure!