Preparing for Your Engagement Session
Having a good relationship with your wedding photographer is a must. Out of all of your wedding vendors we will probably spend the most time with you. Your engagement session is a great time for us to get to know each other. It will allow you to get to know how we work, and how we handle posing and lighting. This session will truly make a huge impact in the flow of your wedding day. We’ll arrive on your wedding day already knowing how you two interact, what your best poses are and how to best capture you in a genuine way!
Your engagement is a special time in your life. It’s a new chapter in your love story. Enjoy it and document it!
Engagement photos are great to use to for your save-the-date, invitations, announcements, and wonderful pieces to hang in your home.
Some people are camera shy. We completely understand this! Your engagement session is a great dry run for your wedding day. This will give you a chance to get used to being in front of the camera, having us follow you around all day, and help you to get over your fear of being in front of the camera.
Your engagement session can be booked anytime before your wedding day. We typically suggest booking your session 3-6 months before your wedding day.
In preparation for your session you will need to start brain-storming location ideas. We love when couples choose a location that is special to them. If you don’t have a specific location in mind we are happy to help and always have suggestions!
Having your photo taken can always be a little overwhelming. Here are a few tips for outfits and accessories to help make your session preparation a little easier!
-Don’t try to match. Instead coordinate your outfits.
-Don’t be afraid to be bold. Scarves, bold jewelry, and fun shoes are always welcome!
-Most patterns are ok as long as they are not overwhelming or distracting. Graphics are not favorable for portraits.
-Be sure to empty your pockets of cell phones, wallets and sun-glasses before your session as these will be seen through your pockets.
-Often couples like to wear a more casual outfit as well as a dressier option. This will give your session two different vibes and your images a different mood.
-Make sure you are comfortable in what you are wearing. Ladies, wearing a low cut top or short dress or skirt will limit the angles we can photograph you.
-Clean your ring before your session. We love to get details shots and the cleaner your ring is the better!
-We always try to best accommodate our couples’ schedules. We do recommend early morning or later in the day sessions for best lighting.
-We want your images to be fun and relaxed! We always suggest that the two of you have a few things in mind to whisper to each other or talk about while we are shooting to elicit nature laughter and/or romantic glances.
-Most importantly, relax! You don’t need to be a pro. We will help you along the way and make it fun! Enjoy this time together and make a date of it!