If you need some extra tips to prepare for your engagement session, then check out this list that was created just for you!
1. Dress for the season
Think about the season as you prepare for your e-session. If it’s summer, make sure to dress appropriately, so you and your fiancé aren’t getting sweat stains and red faces during the session. If it’s in winter, wear bright colors, so you don’t blend into the snow. Just be aware of these things so you are comfortable and your photos will look the best they can be.
2. Choosing the best session time.
The morning and later evening are the best sessions because of the fantastic ‘golden hour’ lighting. If you have a session at noon, there will be harsh lighting, and your photos will ultimately suffer.
3. Make a list of everything you need for your session
Grab a brush, lipstick, extra clothes, accessories, etc. Please put them in the car and be ready to go. Along with that, get directions and a GPS, or your handy dandy smartphone, and program in the address of the session. You don’t want to get lost and cause unnecessary stress. Leave with plenty of time to spare.
4. Be excited.
This is also part of being prepared. If you’re excited, it can’t help but rub off on your fiancé. He or she loves you and gets excited when you’re excited. Likewise, your significant other can’t help but get excited, too. So build up the hype and let him or her know how important this is to you and how fun it will be.
5. That’s right, folks: public displays of affection.
Engagement sessions are about love and romance and the chemistry between the engaged couple eagerly awaiting their wedding. So it’s only natural that with love comes PDA.
Don’t worry; I don’t mean I’m going to have you completely grope each other during your session – those aren’t pictures grandma wants to hang on her fridge. Instead, I will ask you to hold hands, hug, cuddle, and even kiss during your session! This is part of my typical workflow for engagement sessions. I just wanted to give you a heads up before your session, so you know what to expect and have time to practice if you’re currently not OK with PDA.
Do not, I repeat, do not stress out about this. This is supposed to be fun. I know you’re worried about what you’re going to look like if the weather is going to cooperate, etc., but the more you stress, the more likely you’ll read stiff or uncomfortable on camera. The more relaxed you are, the better your photos will be. Do what you can to prepare for the session and leave the rest up to me. That’s what I’m here for, so just take a breath and relax. Hey, maybe this is a prime excuse to spring for that massage? 🙂