Engagement Session Tips

Engagement Session Tips

 

 

  • Don’t be afraid to dress it up a bit. This is the perfect chance to wear your favorite dress, tie, or sweater of the season. Wear something that you feel fabulous in. Don’t force yourself into anything uncomfortable that you would not normally wear.
  • You don’t have to be matchy-matchy! Most importantly, you need to be comfortable. But if you need some color inspiration, I always recommend browsing the new arrivals section of your favorite clothing store website. These outfits are usually shown in the colors of the season that all look great together. (And maybe it’s an excuse to go shopping!)
  • It might sound surprising, but I actually recommend choosing only one outfit for your session. Try to narrow it down to the one that you really, truly feel great in. If you would like to wear an additional outfit, realize that this has an impact on the amount of time that we are able to spend shooting.
  • Bring a prop, if you like. Sunglasses, scarves and mittens, bikes, coffee mugs, a picnic basket filled with some goodies … anything that tells the story of who you are.
  • Wear cute shoes. Your footwear choice can dress up your outfit more than you realize, and I love to photograph stylish shoes! (But, if your favorite shoes are 4-inch heels, also bring a pair of flats to slip into for walking between shots.)
  • If you wear makeup, eyeliner and good mascara are highly recommended. Eyes are an important factor in many of your images, so spend a little extra time on them. You may even choose to schedule a trial with a makeup artist for an opportunity to get to know them before the wedding day.
  • If it rains? Generally if it is just a light mist, we will proceed with the session. Bring along an umbrella just in case. I’ll usually take you inside coffee shops, under awnings etc. until the rain passes. However, in the case of a heavy downpour and strong winds, I will re-schedule the session for another time.
  • At the session, leave purses and valuables in the car (or at home) and keep small items like keys, phones, and lip gloss in one small bag that I can carry over my shoulder for you while I’m shooting. You’ll want your hands to be free during the session.
  • Go to the restroom right before the session. We may end up in a location that does not have restrooms nearby, and we want to be sure to maximize the shooting time we have together.
  • Have fun! I’ll take care of making you look fantastic, so don’t worry about a thing. I’ll give you plenty of direction, when necessary, because I realize that not everyone is a supermodel at heart!

 

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