This past June I had the opportunity to attend the Teton Pines – Evolve Workshop in Grand Teton National Park. For the first mentor shoot we were taught by the amazingly talented India Earl. Further, through our Lupine Meadows engagement shoot, she coached us on posing and connecting with our clients to get genuine photos. Afterwards, I came home with loads of inspiration and great tools to add to my profession. Thank you India, it was a complete honor!
Tatum and Andrew road tripped from their home in Colorado to The Grand Teton National Park for this photo session. These two have such a beautiful connection of playfulness and passion. Likewise, as two wild and free spirits, they travel the world working and exploring together. Therefore, what better way to live your life than adventurously, with your person?
Tatum is an insanely talented wedding and elopement photographer. In addition, she has the most spunk I’ve ever witnessed bottled up into one human being. She was constantly pulling faces, dancing, and spontaneously jumping onto Andrew’s arms or on his back. Certainly, making their Lupine Meadows engagement photos so energetic and fun. In short, it’s no wonder the shoot resulted in her getting two bloody noses! Her energy astounds me.
Love is messy and these two know how to embrace the chaos and make something beautiful. This is to say, it was incredibly inspiring being in their presence as they helped me see the beauty in letting go of perfection. Simply creating something real, and capturing the moments. Meanwhile, the loveliness just happened on its own.
As a Grand Teton wedding wedding photographer I always encourage my couples to embrace the moment. In the same vein, I offer prompts to get things going and to curate raw emotions. However, I do suggest specific poses as well, to capture those timeless wedding portraits.
As the sun was dipping behind the peaks and illuminating the entire sky with this beautiful defused light. Meanwhile, the soft shadow of the towering mountain range performed a final dance across the sagebrush plains before the blue-lit sky emerged and took center stage. In the end, this backdrop of the Grand Teton mountain range was as breathtaking as ever!