Connection in couple portraits
I knew I had found my path when I met Joe Buissink, a great American photographer, who told me: I shoot from the heart. That was it, that was my aim: capturing people’s love for one another, and to do that, being open to the miracle that is each person, each story.
Another step on that road was training as a Beloved photographer, a method refined by Jesh de Rox, another American photographer. So when I learned he was coming to Europe to do a workshop I booked it and last week I went to Holland to meet him, see how he establishes connection in couple portraits and listen to his wisdom about life, work and everything.
Jesh is a beautiful soul with a sharp, curious, brave mind and heart. I loved seeing him invite connection in a couple he’d never met. The beauty of this is that it bridges the gap between posing- which can leave people feel objectified- and letting people be natural- which can leave people feel panicky about what to do exactly. It invites the feelings you have for each other to surface so the photos capture real emotions, fun, love. It is in turns playful, loving, deep and even sexy. Each couple interprets it in their own way, there is no right or wrong way of showing your feelings so it’s very relaxed and heart-warming.
When did you last spend time re-bonding with one another? the connection sessions give you space and time to feel the love, and get photos that make you smile every day.
I’d be interested in meeting you and finding out your story. Let me know if you’d like a connection session. It can be with your loved one or with your family. Thank you.