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"Yours is the first face that I saw
I think I was blind before I met you
Now I don’t know where I am
I don’t know where I’ve been
But I know where I want to go."
- BRIGHT EYES
My desire for my muses is simple: 1. I want them to walk away from their session feeling a renewed sense of love and connection with their spouse, and 2. To have beautiful photographs of your time together that tell a story of who you are, and what your love looks like. Those photos serve as a window back to the feelings that you experience during the session. They are there to remind you, months (even years) later, of what really matters.
So for this reason, I don’t photograph “editorial style.” I don’t pose clients in an embrace in the middle of a field and say “now press your foreheads together while I walk back here and take your picture for a few minutes” Trust me, you would feel horribly awkward! And you’ll never find me saying “Now kiss each other.” Again...that’s not something that we typically do on command. It’s strange and contrived, and I believe that when we feel awkward, it shows up in the photos. For me, your session is just as much about the experience as it is about the images that you receive from it. So how do I operate? So glad you asked. ;)
I get you interacting. Having fun. Playing. I pose questions that get you two talking about things that you likely haven’t discussed in years (or ever.) What I have found, is that when we first begin a courtship with someone, we are eager to find out everything about them. To learn their nuances and the things they are passionate about. We love to compliment them and make them feel good about themselves. But then LIFE HAPPENS. And with the stressors of jobs, kids, bills, in-laws, to-do lists, and a variety of other things, suddenly you find that you have heaped giants piles of dirty sledge on top of that shiny, exciting love. You don’t plan it, it just happens. So by gently stripping away these stressors, and breaking away from the monotony of everyday life, we expose that shiny, exciting love again and spend two hours buffing it up and restoring it to it’s former glory. Will this make you immune from having life creep up on you again? No. But those photographs serve as a constant reminder of how beautiful your love and your connection are when you focus on the good, rather than the bad. When you see the best in your spouse. When you play. When you laugh. When you forgive.
I’m Julie Massie, and I want to help you rediscover why you fell in love. And take pictures of it.