Adi & Stephen | Engagement Session | Torrey Pines, CA

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.