Congratulations to all our happy couples this weekend:
04/12 – Molly and Katie at Chateau Bellevue, Lauren and Lisa at Chapel Dulcinea
4/13 – Diana and Jack at Commodore Perry Estate, Eilise and Brad at The Prospect House, Eli and Madeline at Kindred Oaks, Lana and Marlin at 71 West, Spicewood

 

Capturing your Engagement: TIPS

When the indescribable rush of emotions and the endless buzz from the proposal finally settle, you might find yourself considering engagement photos – which is probably why you’re reading this article. You might be thinking of the following things: when to have your engagement photos, where to have it, and how you are going to do it. You might be exploring different outfits and different venues. Going online to search for engagement inspirations can be overwhelming especially when you do not know where to start.

This is what we are here for. Here are some tips that might help you get a clearer idea of what you want your engagement session to look like. Let’s take it one step at a time.

Here are some tips as you plan your engagement shoot:

  1. Choose Meaningful Locations: Pick locations that hold sentimental value to you both, like where you first met or your favorite park. This adds a personal touch to the photos.

When you have chosen a location that’s significant to the both of you, it’s easier to decide on what to wear and what to bring.

  1. Lighting Is Key: If you want natural lighting, opt for outdoor shoots during the golden hours—sunrise or sunset—when the light is soft and flattering, making you both glow. 

It’s always important to make sure you get enough light wherever you want your engagement session to be – whether it’s indoors or outdoors.

  1. Wardrobe Coordination: Wear outfits that complement each other in color and style, but most importantly, wear what makes you comfortable and confident.

Once you have picked out a location, your wardrobe choices can be narrowed down easily. Just remember to wear colors that you would want your photos to have – especially because you’re the star of your engagement session. Your outfits carry the vibe of your shoot.

  1. Candid Moments: Don’t just focus on posing; capture candid interactions that showcase your genuine emotions and connection.

If you have read our article on choosing your wedding photographer, it is important to choose one whom you can be comfortable with. Your photographer should understand your personality and should be able to tell your relationship well through the shots.

More tips to remember:

  1. Incorporate Props: Bring along items that represent your journey together. It can be like a book you both love or a prop that signifies a shared interest. It’s always nice to bring props that have a shared meaning for the both of you. It doesn’t have to be expensive, it just has to tell a story, too.
  1. PDA Is Okay: Feel free to hold hands, hug, or steal a kiss! It’s about showcasing your love, so be affectionate! You are allowed to be yourselves. Do not think about what your wedding photographer would think – they are used to it!
  1. Professional Photographer: Consider hiring a professional photographer who knows how to capture the best angles and moments, leaving you stress-free. After sharing your vision, all you have to do is be yourself and imagine that you are on a date. Your photographer will take care of capturing the magic.

8. Be Yourselves: The most important tip—just be yourselves. Authenticity shines through and makes for the best photos Enjoy the moment! Laugh, talk, and let your photographer capture your natural interactions. After all, this session is all about you.

Already decided on your engagement shoot?

Feel free to contact us if you’re already decided on your engagement shoot! We are always excited to capture different love stories and personalities. We look forward to hearing your ideas and bringing them to life!

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March 31, 2024