Wedding planning is one thing, all the small pieces within wedding planning is another. As a wedding photographer, I love giving my clients as much advice as I can, because #1, this is most likely your first time getting married and #2 I've been photographing wedding for the past few years and have a bit of knowledge in how things run (especially with things like timelines, how to pose for your wedding photos and when/where you should take your photos). Today I'll be sharing 4 small tips on planning your upcoming engagement session. Scroll down for my personal tips!
GO SOMEWHERE SPECIAL
Placing meaning into where you take your engagement photos will take your session to the next level. Whether it's where you had your first date, where you got engaged or just your favourite spot to spend the summers together, think about where you frequent often.
WEAR WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL AMAZING
I always try to encourage my couples to treat their engagement session like a date. Dress up, cozy up to your boo thang during the session and then go for dinner after! If you're not into dressing up, just put on something that makes you feel amazing! Bringing 2 options is always a good idea!
Bonus tip: Try to stick to clothing that isn't distracting and doesn't have logos or graphics! I'm a sucker for neutrals, but it's all about what your personal style is about.
Looking for a new outfit for your engagement session? Try places like Artizia, Asos, Zara or Topshop. Love supporting local businesses? Check out Emk Clothing, Hush & Shout and Normandy.
This goes hand in hand with the 1st tip, make your photos meaningful. Whether it's having your little ones (or your dog babies, my personal fave, because who doesn't like dogs??!!) come along for the session, or showing your culture by wearing traditional outfits. Having your engagement session in your home is also a a really good idea if it's too cold outside or if you're a more relaxed couple!! It warms my heart to be apart of a something special to you, where you'll look back and see yourself and your life in the photographs.
I love Pinterest. It's a fact, and I'm not embarrassed about it at all! If you're like me at all, you know how helpful it can be! It's full of amazing inspiration! THAT BEING SAID, don't go overboard. When you're planning your wedding, stick to your true vision and don't let the thousands of photos on Pinterest crowd your thoughts.
I've put together this board for my clients for inspiration on outfits and locations for their engagement session. Take a look at it here!