Tips on How to Plan Your Engagement Session
We could never tire of seeing the photo galleries from our couple's engagement sessions, we love to see a glimpse into their relationship and their style. Pinterest has definitely stepped up the bar for engagement photos, but it is important to be yourselves and plan a shoot that is comfortable for you. Here are our top tips with a few of our favorite engagement shots!
Choosing the location for your engagement session is super important, because it is part of the story that your images are going to tell. Do you see yourself on a mountainside or maybe by the ocean? What about sipping coffee together downtown in your favorite coffee shop or bookstore?
Lighting is Everything
Once you've settled on a location with your photographer, consider the lighting/time of day that you have envisioned. Typically sunrise or just before sunset lends itself to ideal lighting for outdoor sessions. Above is one of our favorite shots by Matthew Lim that just captures the essence of Dara & Nick with amazing lighting!
Planning Your Wardrobe
We recommend asking your photographer for advise on what to wear based on your location, lighting and style. Wearing stripes can be tricky for example, or making sure that your straps on your gown or undergarments are secure so that you don't go back later and wish you had adjusted your strap etc. Statement necklaces or fun pieces like colorful shoes or accessories can make your photos pop!