Engagement sessions are great way for you and your photographer to bond and learn about each other. Here are some really awesome tips/tricks to make your session flow and get the BEST images.
1. Wear something flattering! You want to feel comfortable in your outfit, but at the same time it needs to be flattering. Have someone take a photo of you with your outfit on and see if you like it.
2. Make sure your outfits compliment each other, but they do not need to match. No need to wear white tops and jeans, each person can wear what style fits them, but at the same time match. This pin on Pinterest is a great example on color coordinating your outfits.
3. Stay away from the patterns. Some patterns are fine, but try to avoid the very busy patterns. While we are at it, stay away from shirts that have logos, quotes, ect. they tend to date your images and you want images that last several lifetimes.
4. Get your nails done. Want to have shots of that amazing ring? What would make it not look good? Chipped nails. The day or two before your session, head to a nail salon and get them done. This is not just for girls, guys too. Also make sure your ring is clean, run it up to the jeweler the day before... it should only take a couple of minutes for them to clean it up.
5. Bring props. What better way to have fun than to make your session have a theme or have props to hold. Bring a bottle of bubbly...and some glasses, or signs. I always have a light up "&" sign that I take with me.
6. Enjoy it. Leave the phones in the car and just be with each other. The engagement session is about the two of you. Don't be rushed around because someone is texting, snapchatting ect. Relax, smile, cuddle each other and you will have the best time.
7. Have a light but filling meal before your session and grab a snack or two to take along. We'll be doing lots of walking, laughing, giggling, etc... snack breaks are key!
8. Posing ideas... This board is make up for inspiration. Please take a look to see if anything you really like and feel free to let me know. It also has a lot of prop ideas in there as well.
9. Other things to bring. Water bottles, taking photos IS a workout. Small makeup kit for touch ups, hair brush/comb and hair spray.
10. Interaction is key! Flirt with each other and the camera. Even if you feel weird/silly, it makes for some awesome photos. Always keep moving with your hands, face, smile, posture. Soft kisses, laughing, dancing, holding hands, whispers all help. DON'T over think it. I will be here to direct you along the way.
Cannot wait to take photos with you!