Before the Matric Dance
The best times often happen in unexpected ways. This was my first pre-matric dance photo session and I had little idea of how it would unfold. I knew the location would be great but I hadn’t met the couple and that unknown quantity of twosome synergy in front of the camera can be both exciting (I like a challenge) and nerve-wracking. When the couple arrived in THAT car and the beautiful girl stepped out in THAT dress and when she wore THAT smile and he gave her THAT look, I just knew we were in for a great time. Young people are naturally comfortable in front of the camera (thanks social media) and it required very little direction from me to deliver on the ideas I had for fun, fresh and naturally happy captures that were true to the occasion.