As we discussed previously, selecting portraits should be a fairly meticulous process. You have spent your hard-earned dollars on an experienced professional to create as close to a perfect image as possible, and you should be decidedly scrupulous when viewing your proofs. The next step is to select what are always my favorite images in any session: the candids. These are the priceless moments that take place between the poses when you and your loved ones have let down their guard because you think I'm not taking pictures. SURPRISE!!! Those are the moments when I'm working overtime.
As a Lowcountry photographer, a Bluffton photographer, a beach photographer, and a sports photographer, I am constantly surrounded by beautiful people and places and captivating faces and activities. The moments that I most enjoy seeing when I scan the images after a shoot are the stolen glances, the silly faces, the ten seconds after the touchdown or dunk, bridesmaids sharing a dirty joke. As a client, selecting these images comes down to one thing; emotion. Forget about the hair and makeup or whether a button is missing or there's a flare in the corner. Look for the moments that make you laugh, smile, cry, and beam with joy. Every photo session tells a story. Let the pages turn.
Until next time, find your joy. Creating beautiful images for you is mine!