Hi Kirstin, I was wondering if you could give me a few tips on how you help your clients to feel relaxed and act so naturally and candidly in front of the camera. What do you tell them to do and what directions do you give? Do you shoot up close?
I really just tell people to be themselves. If I am shooting a family session I just tell them to play with their kids, and pretend that I am not there. If I am shooting a couple, I always tell them to do different things, just talk, walk together, kiss, etc, and have my camera ready at all times! Those in-between moments where they just laugh naturally are the very best!