Engagement photos are an incredible opportunity to start celebrating your upcoming wedding and to get to know your photographer a little better. Here are a few tips that will help you start preparing for your engagement photos.
Tip 1: Get comfortable!
Choose clothes that make you feel happy and allow you to relax. If this means jeans and a t-shirt or a cocktail dress with a suit and tie, that’s okay! I want you to be yourself and enjoy your time in front of the camera.
Tip 2: Allow time for the shoot.
Of course we will have a specific session time set up, but I recommend keeping your schedule open before and after the shoot so that you aren’t rushed. Arrive with plenty of time to get started and try not to stress about getting somewhere else quickly afterwards. Life goes by so quickly, take this unique opportunity to enjoy the engagement period and love on each other.
Tip 3: Choose your location carefully!
Do you have a place that means something special to you? Maybe the first place you laid eyes on your fiancee, the location of your first date, where your fiancé proposed, or just a regular place that you hang out and feel super comfortable. This will add a beautiful element to your engagement photos.
If you don’t have something that seems to fit, no worries! I have loads of ideas that I’m more than happy to share with you. We’ll work together to come up with something amazing. 🙂
Tip 4: Coordinate your clothes.
We already talked about getting comfortable and wearing something that makes you happy, but take the time to plan your attire ahead of time so that you maximize the look and feel of your photos. I typically advise couples to steer clear of heavy patterns, clashing colours, big logos, and neon colours.
If you have any questions or just need some feedback on options, feel free to email me. I’d love to help you!
Tip 5: Come with an open mind!
Let’s be honest, this is Ireland! It rains, shines and snows… sometimes all in one hour! Embrace this lovely weather and have fun. I’m completely flexible and will work with you to get the most out of our time together.
And side note, if you’re not into PDA – don’t worry! Seriously. This is not something to lose sleep over. We’ll try a couple lovey dovey shots, but can totally mix it up with funny, silly, and completely relaxed ones.
There’s no right or wrong when it comes to engagement photos. Let’s work together to create something that represents your relationship! If you are still looking for an engagement and wedding photographer, email me – I’d love to chat with you!