You would be entirely forgiven for assuming that this is a styled editorial shoot! Alas it's a gorgeous couple celebrating their anniversary! KRISTIN & BRANDON are an amazing husband and wife photography team based in Orange County, California. They wanted some modern looking, minimalist portraits of themselves and these stunning shots by MICHAEL RADFORD PHOTOGRAPHY are all that and more! Mike says, "We headed out to the desert and found a location that had beautiful light and very little distractions in the background. As is usual in Southern California, the Santa Ana winds helped to create some drama and texture in their photos. As you can see, the connection between these two is so beautiful and natural."
We completely agree with you Mike - these are so natural, helped of course by your immense talents behind the camera! Girls if you're looking to get your other half out there for anniversary images, keep it simple. Most guys don't relish the thought of giving up precious weekend time to have their photo taken (unless of your course you're a photographer like Brandon!), but if you keep it easy and fun, do it somewhere that has meaning to you or a location you both love to visit, you may find he's a little more relaxed to play his part. Most importantly work with a photographer whom you are very comfortable with - that will make all the difference between your images looking natural rather than stiff and posed.