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Springtime Means Engagement Sessions - part 2 of 1 2 3

by Rick Ferro Published 01/10/2013

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Normally I prefer that a woman does not have her upper body square to thecamera, but with a little adjustment such as lowering her right shoulder andhaving her place her hand delicately on his leg and one hand in her pocket I think the balance is there. I don't even mind his fingers being shown on the right side, in fact I think it adds security to the image.

For those who are lucky to live by the beach, here is an easy one. I actually had to set up this shot from a distance. Normally new clients are slightly ill at ease at the beginning of a shoot so I had to yell instructions on how I wanted their body language to make the image come together.


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Opening the poses so they were not too close to each other, the legs had to spaced and separated as you can see. Sometimes it's best not to see a kiss, I love when they touch noses or touch foreheads. Always make the couple connect with their hands. Getting down as low as possible was my finishing touch.

Rainy day, could be a problem but not this day. In fact they loved the fact that it was raining; I wasn't happy about covering my camera, but thank goodness I had someone to hold an umbrella over me.


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