ENGAGEMENT SESSION TIPS
Engagement Sessions can feel a little bit overwhelming. Clients come to me with questions beforehand and I’m sure there are lots of people who are too shy to even ask. I thought I would take some of the uncertainty out of your engagement shoot ahead of time so that you can just relax and have fun!
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?
First and foremost you want to wear something you are comfortable in. If you aren’t comfortable it shows on your face and will ruin your pictures. As a photographer we can’t photoshop out a face of discomfort so find something you feel great in so you can be footloose and fancy-free! That being said, don’t go overboard and wear workout clothes (unless you both are known as famous fitness instructors or found love at the gym). Try to find a happy medium between dressed up and casual. Your engagement pictures should look like you are both having a glorious day together in love. Make sure you can also move around in it. Some girls wear tight dresses and they wind up looking stiff in their photos. Long flowy dresses look great on camera because it has movement. Here is a link to a Pinterest board to give you some ideas.
HOW MANY DIFFERENT LOOKS SHOULD WE PREPARE?
I like to keep it to two looks. One more casual and one more dressed up.
SHOULD I GET MY HAIR AND MAKEUP DONE?
Yes! Unless you are really good at doing your own makeup and hair I highly suggest you get your hair and makeup professionally done. Most of the time the makeup and hair person that does your wedding will offer a trial so take advantage of that! If you need suggestions for a hair and makeup artist I know a lot of good ones and will be happy to refer you to some.
WHERE SHOULD WE TAKE THE PHOTOS?
It’s always nice to pick a location that’s special to you as a couple. If you can’t think of anything though don’t stress. Here is a list of great places I recommend:
If you have a Pinterest board with some poses that you like make sure you share that with me. Otherwise, I will guide you on the day of.
CAN WE BRING OUR PET?
YES! I HIGHLY suggest you bring an extra person to help stand next to me with a treat or hold them so we can take some photos of just the two of you.