What an exciting time it is to be young and in love; not to mention moving in to a new home and starting a life together. Lindsey and Tyler recently moved in to their little Royal Oak home and it is absolutely fitting for them. Seriously, house goals. Lindsey, an amazing plant mom, decorated the house with a variety of little greens from Eastern Market, which I always admire.
Spring was just beginning to warm up during our session and I'm so glad it did. Honestly, it was probably warmer then than it is now. Thank you, Michigan weather. Anyways, I faded into the background as Lindsey and Tyler snuggled on the couch and laughed over memories and drinks in the kitchen. Like most guys during lifestyle sessions, Tyler was not extremely excited. Feeling that it would be an awkward situation. Afterwards, over some drinks at HopCat, Tyler said it wasn't as bad as expected. A small win as a photographer. I don't just want my clients to love the photographs, I want them to love the experience. The photographs should reflect their true smiles, giggling over goofy moments and laughing about past memories. A forced smile holds no value.
The value is in the authenticity. And because the weather was beautiful, we were able to take our photographs outside, just in time for sunset. As the sun was setting, we snuck back inside for a few more shots, and I am overjoyed that we did. Just wait until you see the last photograph. Golden hour bliss. Truthfully, I used to shy away from harsh shadows, thinking that they were unpleasant and unflattering. But now, I embrace them full on. They add to the story, creating a captivating visual. As a photographer, I create art and tell a story, not just images to hang on a wall.
Are you looking for someone to tell your story in Metro Detroit? In home lifestyle sessions are a favorite of mine. They capture the essence of the couple in the place they are most comfortable.
Check out the outstandingly adorable, Lindsey and Tyler, you won't regret it.