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Engagement photos can feel a little daunting. Especially if you’ve never had professional photos done or if this is your first time having them done as a couple! You may feel like you’re too awkward for a photoshoot, aren’t photogenic, or simply don’t know what to wear. There are lots of lies that our brains like to tell us when we try something new. It’s our bodies way of protecting ourselves – and it’s natural!
No need to fret though. We are going to kick those lies to the curb and get you ready to kick some butt at your engagement shoot.
So where to start??
STEP ONE: GET ENGAGED!
First of all – it may be a good idea to GET ENGAGED!! YAY!! This is the fun part 😝 Not much to say here other than the obvious!
STEP TWO: Reach out to and hire a photographer you TRUST.
Trust goes a long way in business (and friend) relationships and it’s safe to say that the more you trust your photographer, the more comfortable you will be during your session. When looking for the right photographer for you and your boo, you may be wondering what questions you should be asking and what to look for.. here are a few suggestions!
STEP THREE: Decide on the vision for your session!
This is where you get to set the tone for your shoot. What types of things do you and your partner enjoy doing together? Do you enjoy heading to the mountains for a sunset picnic? Maybe you’d like going into the city and walking around your favorite park. Orrrr let’s say it’s summer and you want to head to a waterfall and take a plunge at the end of your session! Studio sessions like the one below are a personal favorite to get out of the heat. You can get as fun and original with it as you want. After all, this photoshoot is meant to reflect YOU TWO. No one else.
STEP FOUR: Choose what to wear!
It might seem like it only makes sense that you should wear a dress or nice clothes for your engagement photos…. right? Wrong. OF COURSE if that’s the vibe you’re going for then do it!! Especially if you’ll be in a city or want more formal photos. But what do you wear if you’re leaning towards a more casual session?
STEP FIVE: Make a playlist!
Music truly makes everything better! Having a playlist with your favorite songs on it can put you at ease as you start your session, loosen you up with some dancing, and overall just set the tone for the next hour! Get a variety in there and make it fun!
STEP SIX: Date night!
It’s time to show up to your session! View this night as a treat or a fun date night with your partner! It’s your turn to relax and love on your person and let your photographer (hey, that’s me!) do the rest. My job is to make you comfortable, throw that awkwardness out the door for you, and make all the magic out of what you bring to the table – which is a whole lotta love and light.
Does this sound like the perfect engagement session? Let’s get yours on the books and make this a reality for you!
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