How To Prepare For Your Engagement Session
I’ve shot just as many engagement sessions as I have weddings and I’ve learned what makes an engagement session go smoothly. I love to shoot these, as this is a great way for me to also learn more about the couple and to capture their excitement before the big day. Below, a few tips to make sure that the shoot goes just as expected.
1. Get Groomed: Fellas, make sure you’re groomed and in tip-top shape when it comes to this shoot day. Ladies, I highly recommend a blow out this day and getting your makeup done. I recommend Beautini By B.Lo for all your hair and make up needs! Wear a little bit more makeup than usual because if we’re shooting outside, sometimes the natural light can get unpredictable – it’s always a good idea to have a little bit of shine control and extra lipstick, just in case! Also, a great idea to get your nails done just in case we want to shoot close-ups of the ring!
2. Coordinate Outfits: You’ll be surprised how this tip is often overlooked. When you get your photos back, you want to look at them and say “wow, we look so coordinated!”. This doesn’t mean the outfits have to be too similar to each other. But if the bride-to-be is wearing a dress and he’s in jeans and a tee, it’ll look awkward.
3. Plan Your Location: It’s imperative that we shoot in a location that has lots of beautiful natural light or a place that holds meaning. Shooting outdoors is always fun but be mindful about the surroundings. Also, make sure that your outfits are appropriate for the surroundings as well. I want to be able to capture you and your partner in the best light and in order to do so, both of you should feel comfortable in the environment, as well.
4. Be Relaxed, Have Fun! It may seem slightly awkward at first, having me shoot you in an intimate setting or out in the open on the busy streets, but, trust is inherent here. The more you two are at ease, the more effortless and natural the photos will be. We’ll have a lot of fun, making sure that it’s not too posed or for any of the shots to look artificial.