Words and pictures are yin and yang. Married, they produce a progeny more interesting than either parent.
~ Dr. Seuss
If you’ve been following our Facebook page over time, you know that we’re big fans of mixing famous quotes with our own photos–resulting in a delicious whole that’s greater than the sum of its parts.
In this article, we apply 5 of our favorite Dr. Seuss quotes to 5 of our images, followed by 5 surefire tips on how to get more out of your photo experience. Enjoy.
You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
― Dr. Seuss
1. You’re The Best In The World At Being You
I get it why you’d be nervous and keenly aware of the camera at the outset of your photo shoot.
After all, it’s not every day that you’re asked to display affection for one another in front of the lens of a relative stranger.
Yet, if you worry less about perception and instead focus on truly connecting and celebrating your relationship, you’ll be right on your way to achieving the results you desire and the photos you deserve.
Play to your strengths, which are your unconditional love and the special chemistry you share.
Think about it–you’re the best in the world at being you, right?
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.
― Dr. Seuss
2. For The Sake Of Imagery
In its simplest terms, For the Sake of Imagery means doing things that most people wouldn’t attempt if you want photos that no one else has.
Makes sense, right?
Well, if you also want your friends to benefit from photos that matter, take a moment now to share the link below:
Keep in mind that such a photo shoot is at least as dirty as it looks–you’ll be soaked in baby-safe paint: ears, eyes, and even in between the teeth.
But, hey, it’s well worth it!
If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good.
― Dr. Seuss
3. Breathe Like A Baby
One of the most common reasons why couples don’t come across as real on film is because of poor, shallow breathing.
So let’s keep this short and sweet: breathe like a baby.
Have you ever noticed how naturally perfect a baby breathes–if not, you should, for they are master practitioners in the art of breathing.
And before you resume this article, how about taking a moment right now for some breathing practice?
Use your lower torso and each breath should puff up your belly, ribs, and lower back (like a baby).
First exhale as long as you inhale as to rid yourself of the bad air. Then make your exhale a little longer than your inhale and pause after each exhale.
Finally, try to reduce your total number of breaths per minute to around 10.
You’ll see immediate results once you start breathing as nature intended.
I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny.
― Dr. Seuss
4. F@#K Plan B: When It Rains, Let It Rain
Today, the internet is full of bad advice on what rain really means to your photo shoot.
You’ll hear anything from “watch the 10-day weather forecast so you can reschedule your shoot if necessary” to “buy matching umbrellas.”
The truth is that you can pretty much control everything except for the weather.
So why stress over anything you cannot affect!
Instead, simply try to relax, take a deep breath (now you know how), and let it rain.
Rain has the potential to intensify raw emotion and, by extension, make for extraordinary imagery.
So I say, f@#k Plan B and embrace the rain as the uniquely fun opportunity it is.
Adults are just obsolete children.
― Dr. Seuss
5. Embrace Your Inner Child
The cliché goes something like this: “it’s impossible to get a bad photograph when you’re having fun.”
And indeed it does make things a whole lot easier when you show up with fun on your mind.
Some things may initially feel a little unusual during your photo session. But that’s also kind of the point, isn’t it?
If you’re looking for photos that nobody else has, than be different, be daring, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose on your photo experience.
And do keep in mind that your interests and those of your artist are in perfect harmony: both of you want great photos and plenty of fun along the way.
So, don’t do anything you aren’t comfortable with, but do trust in your artist and the judgement you demonstrated in hiring her in the first place.
It’s your turn
Have you lately come across a quote that simply makes you pause? If so, how does it go?
And as always, thank you for your generous comments.
If you found value in these photo quotes, please share them with your friends and other happy brides–it would mean the world to us.