Are you going to tie the knot soon?
If you just got engaged and are planning on having an engagement shoot, then there are a few things you need to know.
Read these 5 tips and you will have beautiful engagement photos. Let’s get started.
1. Pick the Right Photographer
There are many qualified and great photographers out there, but you need to find the perfect one for you.
It helps if you get one recommended from a friend and you already liked their work from a previous session they did.
Select a photographer that has a similar style to what you’re looking for. If you have different creative ideas, it might not work as well as it should.
Check out their full portfolio and follow them on social media to get a better sense.
2. Find the Perfect Location
You have to decide on a perfect location. Not only should it have great scenery, think about the quality of the photos as well.
If you ever tried to take a picture with the sun in your eyes, then you’ll know what we’re talking about. Have some ideas in mind, but also talk to your photographer so he or she can give you input.
3. Choose Your Outfits
We know you have the perfect vision in mind for how you want your engagement shoot to look like. Make sure your outfit fits into this vision.
Remember you’re going for timeless, so the last thing you want is to wear something you’ll be embarrassed about in a few years. Avoid to wear things that are clearly in season, and instead pick something classic, like a little black dress.
Make sure the clothes fit properly and are flattering on you and your fiance.
4. Practice Some Poses
If you’re not used to taking photos with you and your partner kissing or smiling at each other, then on the day of the shoot it could get awkward.
In order to stop this from delaying your shoot, practice a little beforehand. Have a friend take a couple pictures on your phone so you can feel more comfortable in front of the camera.
Decide which poses work better for you and your fiance. This will also give you a chance to discover what your best angles are.
5. Trust Your Photographer
Since you went through the trouble of picking the right photographer, you need to trust him or her.
Address any concerns and ideas with your photographer before the shoot. Once it starts, let the photographer work the camera.
They will be able to put you in the best lighting and poses, so you’re left with beautiful photographs.
Ready for Your Engagement Shoot?
There’s no secret to the perfect engagement shoot. As long as you know what you want, plant it out, and trust your photographer you’ll be guaranteed beautiful photos.
Are you in the Dallas area and looking for an engagement photographer? Look no further.
I’d love to help you have a memorable shoot! Contact me for quotes or questions.