Aley + Ryan: Couple Session


Cozy Session in 21c Museum Hotels

Let's be honest, in-home sessions can seem intimidating, right? Being in front of the camera can be scary enough, but being in such a comfortable and personal setting can feel even more vulnerable!

This past September, Aley and Ryan graciously agreed to be my guinea pigs as I tried out this idea I had of getting some imagery that highlighted the theme I wanted to incorporate more in my work. I love when photos are personal, intimate, and authentic. It's hard to pose or fake a couple having fun relaxing around a house, or in this case, a hotel room!

21c Hotels offered the most beautiful space for us to use as a backdrop. The towering windows and clean bright aesthetic let all that natural light bounce around in a beautiful display!


Aley and Ryan were absolute naturals in front of the camera and proved what my hypothesis, that ANYONE can rock this feel if they're just comfortable being themselves! Not much posing needed here, they let their love for each other shine for the camera.

Even Ryan, who was slightly skeptical about the idea, commented how fun of a session this was. So if you're considering engagement photos, I'd love to roadtrip somewhere cool with you for scenic views and glorious sunsets, but I'm also a fan of us setting up in your place (or AirBnb :) ) making coffee, laughing a lot, and creating imagery that is true to you!

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