Today’s feature came to me under the pretense of a Styled Shoot. While it is indeed a styled shoot ( in that it is well thought out, put together & executed) the couple in this session is indeed a real couple. They are high school sweethearts who are the “definition of timeless love” as noted by photographer Jennifer Lucia of Close to Home Photography. Wanting to play off Sarah’s favorite movie “The Notebook” (Ps- one of mine too!) they choose Salado, a quaint vintage town north of Austin, to play out their pre-WWII session.
While engagement shoots & weddings sampling from pop culture is nothing new, its the execution that sets it apart from a good idea in theory to coming to life. Together our couple, Sarah and Jason, worked with Jennifer to carefully select the couple’s look from period appropriate clothing, hair styles & makeup, to…. you guessed it, location, location, location! If your considering doing such a heavily themed/vibed session or even wedding, I must impart upon you one key bit of advice. If your going to do it, do your homework, & truly go for it. To genuinely bring something like this to life, you really need to commit and become the part. Sampling cinematic life is a wonderful idea, but I implore you, do it all the way. If you hold back, if you dont fully commit, you will not get the results you are hoping for. Kudos to Sarah, Jason & Jennifer. I love this shoot and it totally brought a smile to my face when it hit my inbox, thanks for that!