- Get Inspired!
Remember, this is YOUR engagement session! Not a generic, everyday quick snap of the camera. But rather, a session to reflect you and your fiance as a couple in a season of life full of anticipation!
I suggest to look through engagement blogs, use #engaged on Instagram, Pinterest, and most of all talk with your photographer! Let you photographer get to know you! The better your photographer knows you, the better they will be at finding locations that suit you and your partner and ultimately deliver you pictures that will reflect your love story beautifully!
- What To Wear
Have a summer dress hanging in your closet that you’ve been DYING to wear? Put it on! Have a ball gown for the special occasion of getting your engagement photographs taken? Wear that! You’re a blue jeans and white t-shirt kind of couple? Sounds great!
Wear clothing that you are comfortable in, and suits you as a couple and suits the location of where you are planning to have your engagement photographs taken.
** Tip: Having your engagement photographs taken is the PERFECT time for your hair & make up trials!
- What Not To Wear
Uncomfortable clothing! There is nothing worse than tugging, pulling. sitting strange and walking funny all because your outfit is uncomfortable! Ultimately if you are uncomfortable, that will be conveyed in your photographs.. and that is the LAST thing I want you to have to remember from your engagement session!
Other things to avoid:
– Large logos/writing
– Neon colors
– Polarized glasses
– Plaid on plaid (Some patterns are nice, but too many can be overwhelming!)
- Bring Personal Items!
Make this shoot your own! Bring items that personalize your shoot such as:
– Accessories: Your favorite pair of earrings, your Grandfathers pocket knife, the first letter you wrote to each other. Bring items that are meaningful and that you would want to be captured and remembered for a lifetime!
– Things that reflect your personal style: Coffee lovers? Let’s have some coffee and get you with your favorite cup of joe for a couple shots! Maybe you’re a farmer? Let’s get some shots of you in your favorite old ball cap!
Whatever reflects you, in a bold or gentle way – bring it with you!
- DO NOT RUSH!
This is my fifth and most important tip when preparing for your engagement photos.
If you come to your engagement session after a long day of work and applied your makeup in the car while your fiance drove 10km over the speed limit to make it on time.. You are NOT going to be relaxed, but rushed.
Rather, I suggest to spend the day together before you engagement session. Go to your favorite spot, spend time talking, go for a walk together. Do whatever makes you feel close and connected to your partner.
Remember, whatever emotions you are sharing with your partner will be captured and reminisced for a lifetime.