So, you booked your photographer for your special day (which is awesome, congrats!) now what? Well, most likely your photographer is already planning on when your engagement shoot should be scheduled. An engagement session is a great way to get to know your photographer and see how they work behind the camera.
To make sure you get AMAZING Pinterest worthy photos, here are some tricks on how to bump up your engagement photo game!
About a week before I'll send an inspiration outfit board to my brides so that way they can coordinate their outfits for their session. Most of my 2018 brides are booking their engagement shoot for fall so I'll send them fall themed outfits like this one:
for the formal couple
the want to go formal but also loves being casual couple
the casual but chic couple
By coordinating your outfits, your engagement photos will look more put together and give that professional touch. Try to stay away from clothing that has huge logos it can sometimes be distracting. Unless you're going for a sports team theme, then go for it!
2. TIME OF DAY
There's a reason why your photographer suggests to shoot during later in the evening. Depending what time sunset starts, it's PRIME TIME to achieve that warm, romantic, light. You can also shoot sunrise but who likes to wake up at 5 am in the morning?
3. LESS IS MORE
I love props. I do, it's part of my business after all! However, 'less is more' is the motto you want to follow. There was a time where I was second shooting, and the couple brought three sets of "Mr and Mrs" pillows, banners, and other nick nacks. It was overwhelming and it took away the main focal point of the photo, the couple. If you really want to incorporate props into your photo follow the less is more rule.
Those are some tips I wanted to share with all of the potential brides getting ready for their engagement session. And if you're not getting ready to walk down the aisle these tips are perfect for any family photos as well!