Being a wedding photographer, I pride myself on helping my couples reduce their stress surrounding photography on their wedding day.
But what about the engagement photo session? Once you have weighed the pros and cons of an engagement photo session you need to prepare.
First and foremost, it is the job of a photographer to create amazing photos.
One Of The Most Asked Questions I Get For Is, “How Do We Prepare For Our Engagement Photos ?
I wanted to share some tips and suggestions on how to make the most out of your photo shoot that will help reduce your stress and prepare you for practicing being in front of the camera before your wedding day.
LOCATION IS A KEY POINT THAT IS IMPORTANT.
The location sets the tone and scene for how you want your engagement photos to look. If you want elements of the background to tie into your engagement story, then picking carefully is important. There are many locations to pick from such as fields, the cities, a nature reserve, the beach, forests, your favourite restaurant or coffee house and the list goes on and on.
Can We Use Props?
Adding a few fun props can add a creative touch for your engagement photos. This can be anything from your furry best friend, to a blanket, to a bicycle. I love to photograph couples that have extra props to interact and will help tell their love story. Keep the props simple, but something that is sentimental to you as a couple.
Be 100% Yourself
That is the one of the reasons that we include Engagement sessions in our wedding packages (almost all of the wedding packages). This is the time to get comfortable being in-front of the camera. We want you relaxed, calm and confident on your wedding day.
LEAVE ENOUGH TIME.
One of the biggest unexpected issues that comes up is being late for a shoot. In order to minimize stress, make sure you communicate with your photographer about times and locations. It is always good to add a buffer of time while commuting just incase traffic is bad.
This is probably the most important tip! Having fun during your shoot makes for wonderful candid photos.