A few years ago I put out a model call for couples who’d like to come and share their own personal love story with me and have some couples photos taken at the same time. They were among some of the most fun shoots I’ve been lucky enough to take part in.
We had couples married for more than a decade, couples blending their families for a new future together…it was an awesome experience full of love and laughter. And guess what? I want to do it again!!
I’m looking for couples to come for a FREE*** photoshoot with me in May (Covid restrictions permitting of course) and to talk about their relationship. Whether you’re long time partners or still enjoying the honeymoon period of your relationship, I want to hear your story. How you met, what you loved about one another, what is it about them that makes it impossible to consider life without them by your side?
The idea of these shoots is to allow couples to share their own personal love story with me, and you of course, and at the same time have beautiful photos taken of them at this particular part of their story.
For most couples the only time you’ll have your photo taken professionally is at your wedding and depending on when that happened a lot has changed in the world of wedding photography. It’s more about moments and less about formal portraits, on the whole anyway. You might have some slightly awkward photos of you and your guests outside the church or registry office and…that’s about it. As lovely and treasured as I’m sure they are, I’m just as sure you’ll love the photos we’ll get during our session.
I wanted to be able to offer a portrait session to suit those couples who have already shared a lot together and who wanted to capture themselves as they are right now. Couples who have been married for a while, couples who might not be getting married and so might never get a bridal photoshoot to look back on in the years to come.
The shoot itself isn’t massively different from my other shoots. You turn up and I chat with you, hopefully make you feel relaxed and take photos while we talk. The main difference is the subject matter we will talk about. We’ll be talking, pretty exclusively, about you and your relationship. First meetings, first kisses, favourite things about one another .Your story.
In my experience this is usually a rather emotional experience. After all when was the last time you sat down with your significant other and told them what it is about them that you love above everything else? When did you last reminisce about your fairytale beginning…?
That’s exactly what we do during a Love Stories shoot and my lens will capture all those smiles and joyful tears and spontaneous hugs and kisses that I can promise you won’t feel awkward or posed in the slightest because you’ll be talking to each other about one another.
I’m really just a bystander, asking questions every now and then.
So, if you’re part of a couple who is very much in love and think that the idea of having some beautiful photos of the two of you taken sounds fantastic then get in touch!
All you need to do is drop me a line – either via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via the contact page and tell me a little bit about yourselves!
Selected couples will receive complimentary prints worth €50 with the option to buy more images and all couples who participate will receive a little thank you from Jo Jackson Photography! So go on, tell me a little of your story!
*** Couples must be willing to sign a model release form allowing their images to be used by Jo Jackson Photography for promotional purposes – couples will not be paid for their time nor will Jo Jackson Photography require payment for the shoot itself. Selected couples will receive €50 credit towards images/prints as well as the opportunity to buy more images/prints from their session.