Let’s be honest, engagement sessions can be intimidating for a lot of people. Especially if you are not used to being the center of attention. Just the simple act of trying to be normal when you know a camera is pointed at you can be hard enough. Trust me I know how you feel, if this is you. Even though I am someone who is comfortable using a camera, doesn’t mean I like to be on the other side either.
That’s why it’s so important to me to make sure you are always 100% comfortable during our time together. I keep an eye and ear out for things that might make you feel awkward and uncomfortable and work through them with you. Sometimes all it takes is a nice walk to get your nerves settled and work on those fresh candid moments.
This is exactly what I did with Adi and Stephen who were admittedly nervous right from the start. It took us a minute to shake off the awkward feels, but as soon as we got to talking, which is my number one trick to distracting your nerves, we walked around the trails and they fully loosened up.
As the shoot progresses you feel yourself get into your element, the nerves will calm, and you will be ready to have fun. That’s what an engagement or couples session is about. Stepping out and having a good time while we do what makes you happy…with the person that makes you happy.
A California based photographer keeping it real and capturing all the perfect moments. Hey! My name is Teresa. Between my large Sicilian family, crazy friends and animated boyfriend, I have a tremendous amount of nicknames. SO we will go with Teresa for now but feel free to get creative once we get to know each-other. I was born and raised on the Central Coast in the small town of Templeton, lived in LA during my early 20’s and then spent about 6 years in New York. I’m now back in CA and loving every moment. All I can say is sunshine and tacos, but I do miss bagels and pizza. I love to travel, be outside, cycle and discover new places, eat ice cream and enjoy a cheeseburger, french fries and an ice cold beer tremendously. I’m pretty damn normal, easy to be around and love to laugh around new company. If you are ready, I am ready. Let’s dive in! www.teresalojacono.com