So I guess you could say that Jennie and John made a liar out of me!
I (Breanna) started our their engagement session by telling them that they’d be uncomfortable in the beginning, but then it would slowly get easier the longer we went on.
The words were hardly out of my mouth before they struck a completely natural pose that made them look like they’d been modeling all their lives.
So much for being uncomfortable!
They looked totally relaxed the entire time and I hardly even had to think about posing them!
I’d start to pose them and then I’d look at them, step back a little, look at them again and surprise myself by saying “never mind, what you’re doing is perfect”.
(The closest we got to posing was here when Scottie told them to look “epic”. Without even a second of hesitation, they just went into perfect epic mode! Really?! Who actually knows how to do that!?)
Now for those of you who have had photo sessions before and are feeling bad because you weren’t 100% comfortable right away… never fear because Jennie and John are apparently freaks of nature who’s coolness overrides any awkwardness that might try to creep through.
Most of us people with average Joe levels of coolness (or less) couldn’t pull off this modelesque photo shoot if we’d trained for years for it!
It was like style was just seeping out of their pores.
Since a good part of what we do is work with people to help relax them and feel comfortable enough with us that they feel free to be themselves in the photos… we can’t take much credit for most of the good parts in these photos! It was all them!
The pictures are what they are because Jennie and John were just who they are without any level of coercion from us!
(This is them attempting a very dramatic, full on leaping into the air shot. Up next on their agenda… auditions for “So you think you can dance”. Just kidding).
And lucky for them, who they are happens to be people who are really cool with a large lump of ridiculously good looking (to quote Zoolander) added on top of that!
Perfect candidates for an outstanding photo session I’d say!
(This porch stoop is exactly where they met at a First Fridays years ago! In case you’re confused, First Fridays is a monthly art walk in Phoenix).
I guess what we can all learn from Jennie and John is to just do what you do with confidence because being yourself makes you look your best both on camera and off (I think Tyra Banks just took over my computer… motivational speech ends here).
(More dance practice… I tell ya, there gonna go pro soon!).
Of course looks and style aren’t all that Jennie and John have going for them! They are a lot of fun to hang out with too!
We went to Carly’s Bistro for a late night snack after their session (despite the fact that they had gone there for dinner before the session) and we stayed there into the even later night because we were having such a good time with them!
So not only are they the perfect people to do a photo session for, but also the perfect people to work with!
Fun, charming, and kind people… who wouldn’t want to work with them?!
(And they let us take pictures of them in front of giant religious skeletons… like I said, they’re easy to work with!).
So thanks Jennie and John for making our job so easy and so much fun! We had a great time with you and we’re so glad that we’re the ones you chose to be there alongside you on your big day! Ciao for now!
Click to see the rest of the photos from Jennie and John’s ridiculously good looking photo session.