Model Citizens


After four-plus years of posing for photos as a completely untrained amateur, I can tell you one thing for certain: striking the perfect pose is most definitely a learned skill. Holden has always been patient with me, though certain long-running issues became the subject of gentle teasing. For example, I used to have a tendency to squeeze my fingers together and hold them rigid, like a flipper or a paddle. He would suggest I hold or touch something, and if that didn’t work, ask “Could you do literally anything different with your left hand, please?”

Blogs like this one are great resources for us. So many gorgeous professional photos with wonderful ideas for settings, costumes, and those pesky, elusive poses. For last Saturday’s shoot, we pulled several images from blogs like Amanda’s and held them on our desktop for reference. You see me in one of those poses in this photo, though the professional shot was a female solo. We had taken a lot of me by myself, so we were looking for every opportunity to turn an inspiring idea into a couples’ photo.

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8 thoughts on “Model Citizens

    1. H and C Post author

      Same! Holden is usually aware of background noise, but we are often surprised with what shows up in the raw images. 😉

  1. tantriclens

    Thanks for the acknowledgement guys! I’m glad my tumblr motivates and inspires you. I’m about to add photo tips on my revamped blog at watchingmewatchingyou.com Hot…Keep up the good work! Amanda xxx

    1. H and C Post author

      Thank you for posting such great images! We check in with you just about every time we have a shoot planned, and the ideas have been invaluable! Always happy to hear from you, love 🙂

    1. H and C Post author

      Amanda’s Tumblr was one of our favorites — Always high-quality images, and not so many a day that it flooded our dash. And not the same images that a dozen other people were posting. Thank you! 🙂

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