Engagement Sessions are FUN!

One of the most common things I hear from my couples is that they dont necessarily LOVE getting their photos taken, or that they dont really know what they’re doing when it comes to an engagement session. Well I am here to say, that its 100% fine! Unless you model clothing/love for a living, you don’t need to know what you’re doing. Thats where we come in! We want your engagement session to be fun and easygoing. We want you to pick a place that you feel comfortable with, and just relax knowing that we will give you as much direction as needed. With that being said, just focus on being in love, and the reason why we’ve all come together (with a camera)…to celebrate the both of you being so incredibly in love. And when in doubt, try drinking a glass of champagne before we meet! ;) Below are a few extra tips to make your engagement session the best it can be.

 
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Here is a handy checklist for planning your engagement session…

  • LOCATION: Picking a location(s) that means something to the both of you is really the most important thing. These locations could be a neighborhood you met for your first date or cozy in an at home session. It could be a favorite street, park, beach, or even a favorite hike! These are just a few examples of what could work for you as a couple. Give some thought to what you want this shoot to look like. Do you want a gritty city feel, an urban minimal setting, or lots of green and nature? Just know, there is no wrong answer.

  • OUTFITS: When it comes to what the two of you wear, whatever you are most comfortable in is what you should go with. And keeping in mind the locations we decide on can alter those decisions as well. For example, you wouldn’t necessarily want to wear heels on a nature hike..duh. Ive had couples wear festive fun outfits for a perfect city look, or blue jeans and sneakers to make the lifting up and getting tangled up in each others arms easier;) And if my descriptions aren’t helping, here is a link to a Pinterest board with examples and ideas!

  • TIMING: Because of my weddings being scheduled on the weekends, my availability is very limited for Saturday/Sunday time slots. Most of my couples opt for a weekday, which also allows for quieter environments and less crowds! Also, there are certain times of the day that tend to be “better lighting”. Sunrise or sunset are the best time of day to get that golden hour light. If that is not doable, then an overcast day is also good lighting. Full mid day sun is the worst. So depending on when we schedule our session together, we can decide on the best time to make the most out of the lighting/location.