I'm not afraid to say that sometimes, I as a photographer can get into a rut of shooting. It's important to catch those feelings at the very start before they become too big and engulf my whole creativity. Addy and Nolan's session came just in time. They were ready and will to do anything. But instead of telling them what to do I tried an approach I long since abandoned along the way of being "professional".
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Instead of going into full swing planning mode I started with the question: What do you like to do when you're together? And no surprise, they told me! I find there is a creativity when I make it my job to take those things and incorporate it into a session and like a mirror, show them a reflection back of who they are and most importantly give them a moment forever in time of the people they once were.
Even though Addy and Nolan don't skateboard, they are pizza and Nintendo switch enthusiasts and have the sweetest Indie teen movie romance between them. Our location was a parking garage deep in the heart of downtown Austin with teal and orange glassy views that completely block the horizon. 9 levels below was the city and it's noise reduced to a low hum easily over taken by the sound of Addy and Nolan's little giggles and whispers.
What makes it all 10000x cuter is the fact that they've been together since they were 14! Teens are such a formative years in a persons life and I think there is much to be said about relationships that make it through the teens and into your twenties.