I really love shooing engagement sessions, personally I think there so much fun! I’m able to get to know my clients better and learn a lot more about who they are. Engagement sessions are also a way that my couples can get an idea of what it’s going to be like when I photograph them on their wedding day. My couples are so much more comfortable around my camera on the big day because they already know what to expect : )
I made this blog post to give you tips for your engagement shoot.
If your engagement session is coming up, you probably have a lot of questions! What should I wear? Where should we take our pictures? How should I do my hair and makeup? Don’t worry you’re not the only one with these questions. These are all typical questions that I get ask about. Keep reading for the answers : )
Locations, Locations, Location!
The location you pick is a big factor for creating beautiful photos. Be creative and try to thick of places that are important to you. If you guys love the beach why not take them at the beach during a sunset? Or maybe the place where you met or where he proposed? If you are stuck on where to go, I will be more than happy to recommend spot that I love to shoot at!
What is the best time of the date to take our pictures?
My brides often ask me what is the best time of the day to take their pictures. I always suggest to do your session in the evening about one hour before sunset or early morning an hour before sunrise. This is know as the “Golden Hour” in photography. This is the time what the lightning is at is best! I tell my couples to try to avoid taking pictures when the sun is in full force. This can create unwanted shadow and can limit the spots where we can shoot.
What Should I Wear?
The date is set, the place is set but now you are trying to decide what to wear. The most important thing that I tell my couples when they ask me this question is to wear something that makes them feel comfortable but bring it up a notch. If you are a jean type of girl, why not wear your jeans but pair it with a great pair of heels and a cute top! Add earrings and a cute bracelet and you are ready to rock your engagement session! If you want to go all out then put on your fancy sparkly dress and heels and a tux for your groom! Make it fun : )
My goals is to make your engagement session fun. We will talk, laugh and of course take pretty pictures! I want you to feel like am an old friend by the end of the session so that when the big day comes around you will feel comfortable around my and my camera.
Ceci is an awarded New York wedding photographer, Long Island wedding photographer, Miami Wedding Photographer and South Florida Wedding Photographer. She is also available for travel worldwide. firstname.lastname@example.org | 631-905-7653