When Tiffany contacted me about having a possible pre-wedding photo shoot in Prague she was not a happy lady. She already had a pre-wedding session and instead of capturing natural styled images that captured her and her fiancee Kiu’s personality the photographer instead posed them with a series of boring portraits. As Tiffany stated, ‘we deserve better than this‘ and then asked if I could do better? To be honest, I was a bit worried as they were already feeling crushed by their bad experience and truth be told – some people you can not make happy… After spending time listening to her and discussing what was important to them, their backgrounds, their styles and etc, I decided to give it a try.
Personally, I enjoy sharing the magical experience of Prague Castle in the very early am before the city awakes. By starting their session up there and before sunrise I was able to capture them as they walked around experiencing the wonderful atmosphere. There was some posing involved as you must direct a bit but the look and feel of the images were what she really wanted. The flaring imagery was something I pushed as she is a West Coast girl and that kind of light is a must have.
After our portraits at the castle we headed to the Charles Bridge where the light was starting to break across the City of 100 spires.
As our session progressed I would give them a few sneak peeks to build their confidence more, give them some ideas on wonderful locations and as the session went on – it just got better and better. As we were on the Charles Bridge I pointed to them the playground down below and the look in her eyes was all I needed. When we hit our 4th hour it was time to say our goodbyes but before we left I showed them a few more images on the back of the camera and then I asked Tiffany what she thought about her session and she said ‘everything is awesome!’