Most of the time, when I’m engaged for pre-wedding, actual wedding day, or lifestyle photography, I would always visit the venue earlier for a recce to find a few ‘sweet spots’ for the best visual results… perfect lighting, setting that complements or enhances the couple’s outlook, and anything that will inspire some creative composition and artistic angles… besides all those candid ‘capturing the moment’ shots. I truly believe that great photography is a combination of both – being well-prepared, as well as being able to anticipate and capture at ‘that’ precise magical moment.
And on top of that, the real challenge lies in building that instant rapport with the couple that you are photographing so that all the emotions and expressions of love and joy can be captured and treasured for a lifetime.
In David & Aida’s case, they preferred to have their lifestyle portraiture session at their home – ‘the place where you feel most comfortable’!
Free from any external distractions and feeling relaxed because of the familiar environment, all this lovely couple needed was just a wee bit of guidance from me, because when they were in front of the camera, they were already on the perfect wavelength with me!
This is one portraiture session where I totally forgot about time while clicking away on the shutter!