Your 60- 90 minute engagement session is probably the most essential part of your photography experience because it gives us a fun opportunity to really get to know one another AND it allows both of you to get familiar with the way that I work! This is so meaningful because this is the SECRET to creating a ton of gorgeous, genuine portraits on your wedding day!
Once we are done with your engagement session, you will BOTH be pros at this! You may not believe me now, but just you wait!
You're Getting Married!
Tips and Tricks
Hair and Make-up
Splurge a little! If you were considering getting your hair and makeup done, this is the perfect opportunity to treat yourself ! You will cherish these images forever and so investing in professional hair and makeup can be an extra fun way to celebrate the occasion and allow you to be extra confident during your shoot! Tip: If you’re worried about looking tired or just want a little something special for your portraits, getting false lashes make the most impact in portraits! There are all types of lashes that range from looking completely natural to looking like a rockstar! I would lean towards the natural end of the spectrum!
I recommend a maximum of 2 outfits for your engagement session to make sure we have plenty of time to capture both looks; a more formal outfit and a more casual one, so that you have plenty of variety to choose from later! I will photograph your rings during your one outfit change, so try to have those clean!
- Neutrals such as blush, tans, light pinks, faint blues and teals, creams, grays and whites will always result in more of a light and airy look to your images. These colors photograph softer and more romantically!
- If you’re really looking for a soft, feminine look, I recommend a flowing, maxi-length dress or skirt! The movement of this type of fabric photographs beautifully!
- The goal is COORDINATING outfits instead of MATCHING! We also recommend avoiding both of you wearing WHITE as a top. White doesn’t allow for any contrast in your images.
- Guys, we recommend that you avoid patterns that are smaller than a dime! These small patterns can create strange visual effects in a digital camera. Close-toed shoes photograph well, and we recommend avoiding graphic tees and tennis shoes!
- Gals, we recommend that you wear something that flatters the parts of you that you love the most and also allows you to be extremely confident! If you are uncomfortable when you look in the mirror (having to suck in and only like the way you look from one angle), then that probably isn’t the best outfit choice for you. We want you to be really confident in your outfit, because we know that you will love your portraits so much more if you’re not worrying about how your clothes fit!