As a wedding photographer, I believe engagement sessions are an essential aspect of the pre-wedding experience. It allows the couple to get comfortable in front of the camera, experiment with different poses, and most importantly, capture beautiful memories that they can cherish forever. However, planning an engagement session can be stressful, especially when it comes to choosing the right outfit and deciding on a location. Here’s my engagement sessions 101 guide that will help you prepare for the perfect session!
What to Wear:
First things first, the outfit! When it comes to choosing the perfect outfit for an engagement session, keep it simple and elegant. The most important thing is to be comfortable and confident in what you’re wearing. Avoid wearing clothes that are too busy as it may take the focus away from you and your partner. Instead, opt for classic and timeless pieces such as a tailored suit or a beautiful sundress. It’s always a good idea to coordinate your outfits so that you both look cohesive in your photos. Think about the location of your shoot and choose outfits that compliment the environment. It’s also a great opportunity to dress up and wear something a little fancier than usual.
What to Expect:
Engagement sessions are typically more relaxed than wedding day photos, but they can still be a bit nerve-wracking. The key is to just have fun and be yourselves. During an engagement session, I love to capture the natural chemistry between couples. My goal is to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera, so you can be yourself and have fun. I’ll guide you through different poses to create a diverse portfolio of images, but don’t be afraid to show off your personality and let your love shine through. Also, don’t worry about being perfect. Remember, imperfections make you unique and beautiful, and I want to capture your authentic selves.
How to Make it Memorable:
To make your engagement session unforgettable, choose a location that has a special meaning to you. It could be the park where you had your first date or the beach where you spent summers together. A location that evokes happy memories will make you feel more comfortable and natural. Also, don’t be afraid to incorporate some personal touches, like props that represent your hobbies, interests, or personalities. It could be anything from a guitar to a vintage bicycle. You could also consider doing a theme or location that fits with your wedding style.
Most importantly, just enjoy the experience and time together. This session is all about celebrating your love, and capturing this special time in your lives. An engagement session is an excellent opportunity to celebrate your love, create beautiful memories, and get comfortable in front of the camera before the wedding.