Monday, December 12, 2011

Engagement Photography session helpful hints

When it comes to having engagement photos taken, a lot of people can be a little lost as they may have not had professional photos taken since they were kids, if at all. These are some helpful hints Ive put together to help you get the most out of your engagement session. The same hints can mostly be said for any couple shoot :)

1. Talk to your photographer about what sort of images you are after. You've heard me say this one before but it is very important. This could mean you have a specific place in mind for the photo, that you are wanting something printed on canvas, you really want a close up of the ring, you mainly like black and white photos or simply that you like traditional photos (everyone looking at the camera) or contemporary photos (more casual style of photography).
2. Wear something that you feel comfortable in. If it isn't something you would normally wear or you are too over dressed or under dressed for the conditions then it will come across in the photos and you might wish you'd just worn your converse instead of trying to balance in those 6 inch heels! If you wouldn't normally wear matching white shirts and jeans down the street, you probably wont want them up on the wall for life.

3. Pick the right location, this could be a place that means a lot to you and your partner or just a place that you know has a lot of nice scenery that you enjoy.
4. Bring some makeup and a brush to touch up between shots, changing outfits is also a good idea to get variety out of your shoot.
5. I love having themes in my portrait sessions- check out this couple shoot with an Up! theme. If you have a theme you would like o incorporate, or even just a special prop let's talk about how to make it work!

1 comment:

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