Being based out of Houston, Texas and being a wedding and engagement photographer you have to do things differently to stand out. So over the past couple of years I have noticed several signature things that I do when I photograph couples during weddings and engagement photo sessions. The one similarity that jumped out at me the most was that I had photographed every single one of my couples hands.
At some point and time during the wedding or engagement session I would fit in a portrait of just the couples hands or some type interaction of one person hands with the other person. What I have realized it gave the images a unique fell to that particular couple. Sometimes I would capture a fix of the bowtie, grasp of hand, a cut of a cake, and my favorite toast of champagne, but with the couples hands in persecutive.
Some may feel as if shooting hands may be a waste but I feel that every couple is different and you can see their stories through their hands. If you need some more convincing I have shared some of my favorite images focusing on just my clients hands and you share with us what you think.