Your engagement is an exciting time and it’s definitely a milestone that you’re going to want to remember. Your engagement photo session is the perfect way to start getting comfortable in front of the camera and to get a feel for what it’s going to be like to work with your photographer on the day of your wedding. If you’ve recently scheduled your shoot, here are a couple tips that will help you prepare.
When it comes to choosing a theme for your engagement session, try not to overthink it. Start by making a list of the things you like to do together. It can honestly be something as simple as reading books in bed on a Sunday. By giving your photographer a picture of who you are as a couple, they will be able to help you come up with some ideas. Sometimes the simplest ideas make for the best photos.
Obviously, you want to look nice but this doesn’t mean you need to wear something fancy for your shoot. Consider the location of your engagement session – what clothing would make sense in that setting? Your clothing should also reflect who you are as a couple or your photos could end up looking unnatural. There’s nothing stopping you from getting the best of both worlds though. Bring along a change of clothing if you would like to get a few glamorous shots too. If you will be using your photos in your save-the-dates or your décor, make sure that your outfits match the theme of your wedding.
Instead of planning several different props for your shoot, consider what you’ll already have available to you based on your location. For example, if you’ve chosen an outdoor location, consider all the backdrops you’ll be able to use and decide whether you really need anything extra to bring your photos to life. There may be some details at the location that will provide you with all you need.
As you prepare for your engagement session, your photographer is going to make suggestions – don’t feel obligated to use these suggestions! This is your photo session and you can say no if a certain idea doesn’t appeal to you.
In the weeks leading up to your session, head to Pinterest, Instagram, and Google to find some inspiration for your shoot. You will very quickly discover what styles you like and dislike, which will make it easier for you to tell your photographer what you want.
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