Kat and Alex look so relaxed during their portrait session with Julie in Hampstead. A lot of couples may be nervous for their portrait session, and rightly so, there is something unnerving about being in front of the camera, here is what Julie says:
So often people get nervous about being photographed with their partner and fear they’ll end up doing uncomfortable posing but I have lost count of the amount of times my couples, after the shoot, say that it was much more comfortable and fun than they had expected!
For a love or engagement shoot I would offer suggestions of suitable locations or ask if you have an area/ street/ location which means something to you as a couple. We would then take 1 hour to wander around the location together and take a few natural editorial shots with a bit of light direction from me.
I can tell you from experience that is really isn’t as bad as you think, you just walk around and talk to your betrothed…nothing hard about that. If you do feel nervous, suggest doing an activity for your shoot as you will be more focussed on that, from drinking coffee to horse riding, it will make you feel more relaxed.