Welcome to Lauren & Mike’s LA Arboretum & Pasadena City Hall Engagement Session. There are so many various off-camera lighting and posing techniques that we are excited to share in this chapter of Unscripted. We strictly advise that photographers stay clear of photographing clients on active railroad tracks. There is absolutely no reward for putting your life and others at risk. Instead, do diligent research and find train tracks that inactive and therefore allow you the creativity ability to work with your scene and provide a safe environment for everyone involved.

Interaction is a key component to getting naturally candid images. Simply telling people to look at each other and laugh doesn’t always result in the most natural moments. Giving your couple points of contact and allowing them to candidly interact with one another will yield picture-perfect shots. Setting the scene and directing/guiding subjects is something clients look for in a knowledgeable photographer.