*photoshoot* – Melissa & Ryan
Ryan flew from New York City to visit Melissa during the Memorial holiday weekend. Since Ryan was in town, Melissa asked if I could do a photoshoot for them. Of course I couldn’t say no! I love photography too much to turn down anything :).
The night before the photoshoot, I asked Melissa to bring some props that represented their relationship. I thought it was really creative of her to bring souvenirs from the cities they both originate. Both Melissa and Ryan prove that their love is strong despite being in two distant cities. 🙂
This crystal flower was the first gift that Ryan had ever given Melissa. So precious!
The chemistry that Melissa and Ryan both share is pure magic. They were completely themselves during the photoshoot, which made my job much easier ;).
You can really tell that Melissa is so comfortable and protected in Ryan’s arms.
Melissa is definitely a character. She knows how to steal the attention away from Ryan’s shot!
I wanted to try something new with this photoshoot and that was to incorporate the pond in the foreground of my photo. We communicated via cell phone on speakerphone. I’ve never been so far away from my subjects before when doing a photoshoot, but it really worked out!
What was really unique taking photos of the cute couple across the pond was that there were a TON of seagulls flying everywhere! It was really cool capturing them in the photos :).
What do you know… a seagull right next to me 🙂
This photo took me by surprise when I saw that a seagull had flew into my focal point!
Despite there being a ton of people at the Palace, I was able to eliminate everyone by using a tilt-shift lens shooting wide open. Doesn’t it look like they are the only one on the island? ;D
Melissa and Ryan are totally cute! Maybe one day those flowers will turn into a ring??? 😉
Last but not least, some of my favorite photos from the session! Doesn’t it look like they’re in a snow globe?
I definitely had a blast photographing Melissa and Ryan. They are a perfect match for each other. I’m so happy that I had the opportunity to capture these precious moments for them :).