Friday, February 3, 2012

Top 3 tips for a great engagement session!

Congratulations on you engagement! You are beginning to plan your wedding, and dreaming of your big day - how exciting! Your life as a young couple is beginning now, and you should have portraits to help you remember this time. You may be asking..."Heather, do I need engagement portraits? My groom-to-be and I will be photographed a zillion times on our wedding day!" Yes, you do, and here's why! Your engagement session is a very special session, that not only gives you an opportunity to get to know your photographer a little better before your big day, but also documents a time in your life when you're filled with excitement, anticipation, and love. This is the opportunity for you to showcase your courtship, at the place you first met, the place he proposed, or the place that means the most to you as a couple. This is the session where you get to relax and enjoy each other, without the nerves and stress that your wedding day will bring. You and him. In love.

So, how can you get the most out of your engagement session? Here are a few tips to help you get prepared:

1. What should you wear? We get this question a lot! You and your fiancee should coordinate your outfits so that you don't clash with each other. I am not recommending that you match, but that you dress in the same color scheme and dress-style. For example, if you're wearing heels, he shouldn't wear sandals! If you are in a dress, then your groom-to-be should probably be in khakis or dress pants. Solid colors are much better in engagement pictures than anything with a pattern or print. The focus of these pictures should be your faces - not a peacock pattern on your blouse!

2. Be yourself, and plan for what you want to show! If you and your fiancee like to go hiking, then plan your engagement session in an outdoor location and wear jeans! If you are more of a high-heels type of girl, then get dressed up and go to the museum. Be sure that your engagement session reflects your own style and personality. The more comfortable you are for your session, the better your images will be!

3. Relax and have fun! This session should be easy and fun for you and your fiancee. Enjoying each other's company, laughing together, and being close to each other will make beautiful images for you to keep and share forever.

Are you going to have engagement pictures taken? Have you decided on a location? Tell us all about it in the comments below!

1 comment:

  1. These professional tips for engagement photo session are so useful. Well, we are already engaged and had a fun photo shoot also. But now we have been seeking suggestions for some picture perfect wedding venues chicago for our intimate wedding ceremony. Please friends suggest some venues!!