The Grand Teton National Park In March
I had been wanting to get some fresh portfolio content in the Grand Teton National Park area, so I decided to find a couple that would join me on a one day adventure to the winter wonderland of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Michaela responded to my Facebook ad and I’m so glad she did! Her and Josh have become dear friends of mine and I can’t believe we just met a few days ago.
This fun couple joined me for lunch at Teton Thai Plate in Jackson, Wyoming. As we ate our delicious Pad Thai we got the opportunity to get to know each other. If time permits I prefer to meet with all my clients over a meal without the pressure of a camera between us. This allows me to really get to know them individually and as a couple. I like to see how they naturally interact with each other, this helps me think of posing ideas that will be more true to them.
That is what I deliver to all of my clients! Authentic images that reflect their genuine relationship. I don’t want to make a calm couple who connect through deep conversation run around, doing silly games to get them to smile. And vice versa, I would never have a fun energetic couple stand in pose with serious faces just to get an artistic shot. Because that wouldn’t be complementary to who they are! I want my client’s photographs to reflect them and preserve their memories and emotion!
If a meeting can’t be arranged before our shoot I can simply accomplish this within a one hour session. With simple action prompts that allow the couple to move the way they naturally do helps avoid any stiff poses. I find moments to put my camera down to ask them about their story, how they met, what they love about each other. These things help spark creative thoughts so I can capture beautiful images that depict THEM.
If you are planning to travel to the Tetons during the winter come prepared with warm layers, snow boots, hand warmers and something hot to drink. The snowy season makes for a magical place to snuggle up close with your favorite person!