families & children
Advice from Emily
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Your session is almost here! If you have a session booked with me, please know that I can’t wait to see you and I am so so excited for your sweet session where you can really connect as a couple!
Remember, you’ve hired me for a relaxed, joyful, connected experience. And you can help me achieve that fully with just a few quick tips to remember during your session! These four “E”s will help you have an amazing session. I promise that they will help you feel connected to one another and embrace this beautiful moment together; really treat this experience as a time to cherish one another and your relationship. When you look back on your photos, that is exactly how I want you to feel.
I encourage a session full of joyful connection—looking at one another, jumping right in together into a prompt or activity, and staying in (literal) close touch.
Hold and love on your partner. Get close and touch one another—let this be a moment of close connection. And even more, embrace the moment! Have fun with your partner. Look right into their eyes. Your true relationship is what I want to capture, so embrace being authentically you in your love for one another.
Engage your heart, of course, but also your eyes and face (look at one another and smile at your beloved!), your hands (touch and hold one another), and your body. Movement is KEY! Put your hands in their hair. Stroke their face. Twirl your partner. And, yes, kiss a lot if that’s you! Rest in each other. The more you can dive in to the experience with your whole heart and body, the more intimate and joyful your gallery will be!
It may sound silly, but come ready with some memories to recall and stories to tell (what happened on your first date, why you said yes, that one disastrous Thanksgiving you can laugh about now…), and things you have been wanting to say to your beloved (how you know they love you, what you appreciate most about them, what their greatest strengths are as a partner…). A session together can be the perfect moment to say what is on your heart, what makes you happy, what fills you with love.
Enjoy each other! Melt into your partner’s kisses and embrace. Say things that you know will get your partner to have the giggles. Let your joy radiate in your face and expression. Enjoy your session, so that when you look back on your photos, they will bring you back to the happiness you have in your beautiful relationship.
Your love and joy in one another will shine through in your photos!
Before leaving for your session, please be sure to:
Pretty please share this information with your partner, so that you are both well prepared for your sweet session and everyone is on the same page!
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