Our style during these sessions could be called controlled candids!! I find areas that I think will work always looking at the light available and the surroundings. I then ask the couple to do whatever they want. It can be silly, serious or romantic. It will usually include a little of all three. I do not ask for smiles or kisses as we might do when photographing wedding formals or portraits. Here, I am looking to capture their real personalities and feelings for each other.
Often, after we have been at a location for awhile the couple will ask what I want them to do. Many times, I will laugh and tell them they have already done it!! The only direction I try and give is be yourself and relate to each other. In almost all cases that is all I need to tell them. That was the case with Amanda and Scott. I didn't tell them to dance in the water or kiss, I didn't need to, especially the kissing lol. Hope you enjoy this images as much as we did making them.