can’t even BEGIN to describe how much fun it was to hang out with Betty and Julie. These two crack me up! They are so funny together, but also sweet and tender towards each other. They’re like a real life rom-com. They just need a plucky sidekick. Hey that could be me!!!!
Usually, during our engagement sessions, I spend a few minutes just feeling out the couple, getting to know them, learning their dynamic, earning their trust. Initially, they may be unsure. Being in front of a camera is hard, especially when YOU are the focal point. It doesn’t help that I ask people to do crazy things that you THINK would look ridiculous, like ” let your eyes fall back towards their armpit” or “nuzzle in like you’re smelling her cheeks”. Those are some of my more mild requests. I ask people to do some weird stuff.
But there’s always a moment where my couple finally accepts me, when their walls drop, we become friends, they trust me, and they are able to let loose with one another, and with me. This is when the magic happens! It usually takes about 20 minutes to get to that point. That’s 20 minutes of me making an ass of myself, but hey, it’s part of the process!
Yeah, for Betty and Julie, that was in like the first 30 seconds. They showed up, smiled, and for some reason I feel like I’m invited to Thanksgiving Dinner this year. Like, I need to bring pie, obviously, but I could still show up and get turkey.
There was not one moment of awkwardness, or hesitation. And I loved that we dialed in on their “thing” right away! Julie’s biggest display of affection is kissing Betty on her forehead. It was perfect and makes such a beautiful picture!
The fact that they were so open in front of a stranger with a huge set of cameras really shows what kind of folks they are. Open, loving, accepting, and, above all, die hard Texan fans.
Betty has a vision for their wedding, and Julie…well, Julie pretty much just says, Yes. (Julie’s a smart woman). I can’t wait for their October wedding!
We must be our own before we can be another’s.” Ralph Waldo Emerson