Check it out: When I pull up to an engagement session, it is almost always the very first time I have met the clients in person. Sometimes I might have had an interaction with one member of the couple in the past (perhaps they were a bridesmaid or groomsman, or a guest at a previous wedding) but it's usually my first time meeting them *as a couple*. As such, I don't know what to expect. Every human being on this planet is different, and every couple has their own unique vibe. Meeting and getting a feel for how they interact is one of the biggest and most important reasons for an engagement shoot.
I will admit that when I first met Nick, I was a tad worried for all of about 3.2 minutes. He is 'strong silent' type and definitely falls more on the reserved side of the things. Sometimes this type of person can be tough to get out of their shell for photos.
So you can imagine how pleasantly surprised I was when it only took one prompt/pose before he was smiling and laughing. PHEW! Nick and Vanessa have such fantastic chemistry together and did not bad an eye when I asked them to do things like piggy back with arms held out like an airplane & chase each other. I love it when clients trust me and are up to have a bit of fun-- it makes all the difference.