Not-planning makes perfect?
I always ask clients to tell me about how they envision their perfect portrait session. I ask them about what they envision as a product. I want to know how they want to see themselves. In all of my time as a portrait photographer, I have never had a client answer these questions in the same way.
We are each unique individuals each with different backgrounds, hopes, preferences, and tastes. I acknowledge this and do my best to create an experience based on who my client is. I communicate and then I plan.
But sometimes planning (or over planning) takes the spontaneity out of photography. Those moments of inspiration during a shoot are some of the best feelings a photographer can have.
I was blessed to spend some time with Aubrey who, like so many of my other clients, decided that planning doesn't always make perfect. So, instead of hashing out details and deciding before our shoot what the outcome would be, we winged it.
Without the limitations of a predetermined agenda, we were free to explore whatever ideas came to mind and proved once and for all that some of the best imagery can be created without a mood board, visual samples, or a novel's worth of emails.
Thanks for a great session Aubrey!
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Who Is Andrew Faulk?
Tokyo photographer Andrew Faulk specializes in commercial, editorial, event, and portrait photography assignments. With over a decade of experience living and working in Asia, he collaborates with individuals, families, publications, and corporations to create timeless images under any deadline. Andrew's work is frequently featured in a variety of international travel and lifestyle publications. He is a husband, father, and lover of fried food.