Our Style | Natural You Photography
- existing in or caused by nature; not made or caused by humankind
of or in agreement with the character or makeup of, or circumstances surrounding, someone or something.
(of a person or their behavior) relaxed and unaffected; spontaneous
Another Way to Say It (synonyms): unaffected, spontaneous, uninhibited, relaxed, unselfconscious, genuine, open, artless, guileless, ingenuous, unpretentiousWhat it is NOT (antonyms): self-conscious, false, affected
Applied to Our Photography
We Seek to Capture:
- The Real You
- The Candid Emotion of the Day
If you want stiffly posed, airbrushed, replaced background kind of photos then we are not for you. We however are seeking to naturally position you, take images at the best angles, naturally light you as your eye sees it, and put you in a natural setting. We LOVE Candid Photography. This is of you when on a shoot and your guests on a wedding day. So how do you do different without being fake?
We would have a lot of fun finding some photos online showing you people that look miserable, awkward, guys airbrushed to look like a girl, fake sunlight, unnatural blur (bokeh), and people photoshopped into places they never would go. We however might get into trouble so we will share a few reviews and examples of their engagement and wedding. This is to demonstrate positively what people say about how they felt and give you links to their images to visually backup what they said. While we might guess that it looks natural we think the best judge is the couple themselves.
We believe the key to bringing out ‘YOU’ is to make you feel comfortable and to be able to support, sense, and capture emotion.
Full reviews can be seen on our Reviews Page.
They are able to capture the emotion in all of their shots. . . They work so well together and make their clients feel extremely comfortable during photo shoots.
I would highly recommend Joe and Robin. Not only will they make your day unforgettable but also they can make the couple feel so comfortable you forget you are being photographed all day.
Visual Example: Wedding
My husband and I were comfortable around Joe and Robin the second we met them. . . We loved our experience with them and our pictures are way more amazing than I ever could have imagined!
Visual Example: Wedding
They know how to have fun and make people feel at ease while simultaneously maintaining their professionalism. They are hard workers and are everywhere to capture important moments, yet they were invisible! Our pictures captured the spirit of not only ‘us’, but of those we love as well.
They are super natural, don’t make you do any staged or cheesy poses, and just work with you to capture your’s and your husbands personalities.
How We Do This?
The answer is not that we only work with outgoing, energetic, sappy, emotion laden couples. The key is to have environmental awareness, be ourselves, and understand your needs.
1. Environmental Awareness
This applies to understanding the physical environment with relation to you and what is around you. People come in all shapes and sizes. Certain things will work and certain things will only make you feel odd. Some people may not be into certain positions while others are ready to jump up on their guy, legs wrapped, then fall down and roll in a field. There is also the factor of what is around you both with events occurring, terrain, people, your dog, and so on. Everyone will respond differently so we seek to ask questions, set expectations, and be ready for what is happening around us.
2. Be Ourselves
We love marriage to each other! Many of our couples come to us because we are a husband wife team. We have been there, know what your are experiencing, and are excited to get to celebrate it with you. Perhaps it is just that people can relate to us and like how we balance each other out in both skill and personality. Maybe it is that they like seeing us modeling the natural pose we are thinking of or seeing the random kiss between us in a reception. We believe couples should connect with their photographers. This overall will support feeling comfortable showing emotion, laughing, and celebrating!
3. Understand Your Needs
Everyone is different, has unique ideas, beliefs, and ways of expressing themselves. The fact that you are getting married typically means you have some love, joy, emotion to share around your fiancé. You may however need to meet for drinks beforehand, get attire ideas, see what we are getting in camera mid shoot, or talk through your expectations in the consolation. The engagement session is extremely helpful for helping you feel like you and for us getting direct feedback about what you like and don’t like in yourself. This also allows for couples to learn how we work with you.