It was Martin and Bethany who reminded me of a very important truth - you can't photograph everyone the same way.
Now generally before any shoot, I think about backgrounds and poses, and I try to visualize the shoot. It calms me down and it makes me feel more prepared. Then when I start the session, I often use the poses and the locations that I've already visualized. And of course I do some things on the spur of the moment too, based on light, and backgrounds, and the personality of the people in front of my lens. Spontaneity is key, that's a given.
So I started off posing Martin and Bethany, and it just wasn't feeling right. That's when I realized that I was doing the wrong thing for them; I needed to give them more freedom to be who they really are: quirky, awesome, and full of fun ideas.
Once I remembered that, it all was awesome. I think you'll agree.
Bethany almost ate Martin's finger.
We found this sign that said Park Ranger - isn't it supercool?
And these steps that completely matched Bethany's outfit!
And of course, we finished the day with some color-coordinated bikes. Cause we're snazzy like that.
Thanks so much you two! It was amazing.