Engagement session 101
Now that you have answered the “BIG” question, how do you decide the best way to document such a momentous occasion? The answer is simple. You need to have an engagement session. However, as all couples know, the steps after making that decision are far from simple. Where should the photos take place? What should they wear? Do they bring their furry family? And most importantly, who can they trust to capture this exciting time in their life?
An engagement session is a photo session to document the start the lifelong journey of a couple. It’s also a wonderful chance to get comfortable in front of the camera before the big day! While deciding on the details of your engagement session may not be simple, they should not be hard either. Hiring a professional is the best way to take away any stress and ensure timeless images are captured and will be cherished forever. Doing a make-up trial on the day of the shoot ensures your look will shine though in photos.
Most companies include complimentary engagement sessions with their packages. For this reason, it is important to spend a little bit of time researching and choosing the perfect pro. For the bride and groom’s that do, it is time well spent.
When a couple is considering what location to choose for their engagement images, they should think about what style reflects their personality and the theme of their wedding. Are they beach people, love a more city or urban vibe, or do they love nature? The spot they choose should reflect them and their story and also give some variety to the photos they will get on their wedding day. While they shouldn’t pick the same exact location where they will pledge their vows, they can find a place that will have a similar feel and theme.
Colors can be scary for many people. Choosing clothes that reflect personality and style while coordinating in color can be tricky and that is why so many couples today look to pinterest for inspiration. Also, when ordering outfits online it’s important to checkout well before the session takes place. Clothes should be tried on, danced in, jumped around and handled. If they are not comfortable and are not flattering they are not a good fit for such a special day.
Furry family members make a wonderful addition to any shoot. Bringing a third person to dog-sit is also a fabulous idea. Trying to take photos while chasing puppies for an hour may be eventful but not make for ideal images.
Although getting in front of the camera can be scary for most people, photographers should make the experience fun! It’s a chance to connect with your partner and most of all capture the emotion and love that you both share! Enjoy every moment and happy planning!
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