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Kari says:

“This engagement session was photographed around the West Village in NYC. The couple wanted to get photos that captured their relationship without feeling too posed or structured.”

Kari’s Photography Tip:

It’s so important for your clients to feel natural while they’re having their photos taken. If clients are uncomfortable or nervous, it comes through in all the photos. Make sure that you spend time talking to your clients so they relax in front of the camera.

Joke with them! Real laughter is beautiful. Have the couple interact while you’re taking their photos.

Even though you’ll have to weed out photos of their mouths open while they’re talking, there are always a few fabulous photos that capture the true nature of the couple’s relationship–and those are the absolute best kind of photos!


Kari used a Canon 5D mark III with a Canon 35mm f/1.4 lens and a Canon 50mm f/1.2 lens to capture these images.

Kari Nichols is a New York, NY Portrait photographer.

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Published by Beth Teutschmann

A big fan of food, chaos, and all things fun, Beth is the owner of Starboard Editing, LLC - a photography post-production company focusing on anything from editing to blogging and SEO. When she's required to leave the confines of her dark room, she enjoys martial arts, eating, tattoos, cooking, ice cream, sillyness, eating, and traveling. You should probably say hi.

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