A few weeks back, I was privileged enough to be tasked with taking my sister's engagement photos. This was no easy feat. And then of course, you put a giant German Shepard in the mix...it makes things just a little more interesting. What I discovered was more challenging than I had originally planned.
My sister hates it when I take pictures of her. I mean, she will burn a hole in me with her eyes if she even senses a camera lens pointed at her. So, naturally, when she specifically asked me to do it on purpose for her engagement photos, I jumped at it. On the day of the shoot, I was pretty excited about it. I had a few ideas on things I wanted to capture with them including Tank. Tank is the giant German Shepard in the above photo, who I have aptly nicknamed 'Shrimp.'
What? I think it's funny.
Anyway. The real challenge was to capture all of them in natural form. We've all known one another for a long time, and because of that, we're all pretty aware of what's currently going on in each other's lives. That, made it difficult to draw out natural smiles and laughs for an image that would be authentic. As the evening went on, I realized this very quickly.