Ready, Set, Engaged!
How To Prepare For Your Engagement Photos
Being engaged is such a special part of your relationship, and the start of your journey down the aisle. Getting engaged is one of the most memorable and life – changing moments that you anticipate and dream about. Your engagement photos are your way to express the joy of your story, personality, and big life decision to your family and friends. Couples always ask us how to prepare for their engagement photos, and we love to recommend ways that express the connection, love, joy, and friendship our couples share. So here some steps to make planning the perfect engagement session:
- Pick 2-3 locations that are near each other and present the vision that you have in mind. I always recommend 1 indoor location and 1 outdoor location just to give you some variety in scenery. Parks, lakes, and forest bring a sense of nature and natural atmosphere to photos, where as venues can share a variety of different looks. From editorial, to chic, to rustic the options are endless in tell your your story. Consider locations that share meaning with you such as favorite restaurant, or proposal location. Once you pick your locations, make sure there are no fees or costs associated with the locations.
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- What to wear? Most couples pick 2 outfits, one formal and one causal outfit that reflect your style and fashion tastes. You can always rent a gown, or pick a playful dress that shows off your energetic, and playful persona. Keep in mind, that you don’t have to match your fiancé with exact colors, use colors that complement each other instead. Keep in mind the colors of the attire must compliment the secretary behind you and not blend in as well. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes, and attire that makes you feel beautiful and comfortable at the same time. And don’t forget to keep your attire and over all look complete with jewelry, watchers, and scarfs. Bold solid colors and large prints feature the best. You can always discuss your attire and final choices with your photographer before the shoot as well.
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- Last but not least, once locations are confirmed, schedule your hair and make up services for the engagement shoot. Although, you can do your own hair and make up, this is a great time to use your trial make up, so that they can see what their makeup will look like in pictures before the wedding day. Don’t be afraid to make your eye make up a little darker than you usually do, since it photographer different in photos, then natural make up.
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The rest of the shoot is something for you both to become comfortable in front of the camera, and most importantly with your photographer. Trust your photographer, allow them to be creative and you’ll have an amazing shoot!