So you finally got all the big things checked off your wedding planning to-do list. Now comes the fun part! The Engagement Photos!!!
We get a ton of emails asking us the same exact question; “Is there any advice you could give me for my engagement session?” and lucky you! The answer is, YES! Boatloads!! So get your screen grab ready, you’ll want to remember these.
What should we wear? That is the number one question we get about engagement sessions! Obviously you want to look your best, and you want your outfits to compliment your photos. So, here’s what we tell every single client. FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THINGS HOLY….DO NOT MATCH. I mean, unless you were going for that 1992 look. Which whatever, I can rock some slouchy socks with you it you want. Instead of matching, compliment! Pick a color pallet that compliments each-other and go with that. Try to stay away from super bright colors, or any loud patters. We suggest this for a few reasons. Loud patterns are very distracting in an image, drawing the attention away from the subjects. Bright colors do a fantastic job of not only distracting from the rest of the image, but it also cast a nice shade of whatever color you are wearing onto your skin. I mean, who doesn’t want a neon pink chin, ya know? Feeling feisty? Bring 2 outfits. Lots of people chose to do 1 fancy and 1 casual. We usually recommend doing your fancy outfit first. But to be honest, the only reasoning behind that is that high heels suck and it feels really good to take them off and get into something comfy, LOL!
Is there somewhere that means a lot to both of you? Do you love bowling? Cafes? Mountain Climbing? Think outside the box! The whole reason you hired us was to capture YOUR story. If there’s a place that’s a part of your story, we want to be there!! If you don’t have anywhere special in mind, we always have million places we could recommend!
Most of all…RELAX!
I know there was never a time in the history of people where someone to someone to relax, and they actually did. BUT!!! The engagement session is meant for us to get to know each other, to unwind and have some fun in front of the camera. Take a deep breath and know that the first 5-10 minutes are where we shake all our nerves out and warm up…after that, it’s party time. We want to capture who YOU are…so have fun! If you feel yourself freezing up or posing too much for the camera, tell me you need a minute to shake it out. And then literally SHAKE…IT…OUT!!! I’ll even do it with you!!
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