When Tiffany contacted me she was not happy. She had a pre-wedding session in Prague and instead of capturing natural styled images that captured her and her fiancee Kiu’s personality the photographer posed them and art directed them. 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 experience and truth be told – there are some people who you can not make happy… After spending time listening to her story about where they came from, how they met, their styles and their previous experience, I decided to give them a try. Sometimes you really do pay for what you get here in Prague…
I accepted under one condition: we get up very early.
Experiencing the magical atmosphere of Prague Castle in the very early am before the city awakes is something I will never tire of. The history, the grandeur, the peaceful oasis of calm it offers is truly worth experiencing. By starting their session up there and before sunrise I felt it was a laid back way to get them comfortable again in front of the camera. Yes, there was some posing involved – as you must direct a bit, but the look and feel of those images were what she really wanted. Their faces lit up when I showed them a few images and gave them some ideas on where to go and etc.
After the castle we headed to the Charles Bridge where the light was starting to break across the 'City of 100 spires'. The sun flaring imagery was something I wanted to work more with. Tiffany being a West Coast girl – knew exactly what I was going for and was all smiles when I showed her some of those stunning flare shots.
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. It was truly magical.
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 responded with a huge smile: ‘everything is awesome!’
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