Engagement Pictures

 

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The Best Engagement Pictures Guide

I have put together a few clothing tips to help get you the best engagement pictures. Remember, to get the best engagement pictures you need to be relaxed and in the moment.  So please don’t wait until the last minute to find a photographer or figure out what to wear!

 

At the very least, the best engagement pictures are a perfect opportunity to capture some sweet moments between you and your fiance (while looking really good).

 

Be Creative

Your engagement photos could  be used for save the dates, an engagement announcement to the local newspaper or simply commemorating a happy moment for a frame.  They should look and ‘feel’ like you!  Don’t be afraid to express yourself!

Think About The Location

Figuring out a location or activity surrounding the shoot is a great way to inspire outfit ideas.  Make sure your clothing colors go with the location.  Do you want to be on a beach?  Opt for looser, more neutral clothing and leave the formal dresses and suits at home.

 

Sneak Peak

Have something fun planned for the wedding? Your engagement session might be  great to give your loved ones a little preview of your wedding style. If you’re planning a themed wedding, why not incorporate it into your shoot?

 

Keep it Simple

The jewelry you pick out for your engagement photo session should not outshine the ring on your left hand.  Keeping it simple will give your photographs are more intimate and timeless feel.

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Ready to Get Started?

 

 

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3 Things Your Engagement Photographers want you to know!

 

Engagement Photographers want you to have awesome photos! Why?  Because we want our customers to be 110% happy!   We want our photos to be shown and bragged about! Here are some things engagement photographers want you to know prior to your session!

 

Time to Reconnect

Your Engagement Session is a time for you to reconnect with your partner.  Pick out a spot that is important to you as a couple. This could be the place you got engaged or where you had your first date, or it could be somewhere you both like to spend time or where you go to enjoy a shared interest. Some locations to consider: hometowns, the college where you met, a favorite restaurant or bar, a museum, the zoo, a movie theater or even your own home. You will feel more comfortable in a place you are familiar with.

 

Trial

The advantage of seeing professional pics before saying “I do” is you can let your photographer know ahead of time if there are shots or angles you don’t care for, and you can point out shots you do like too.  Have your hair and makeup trial done on the same day as your engagement session. This way, you get to see how it looks in photos and can let your stylists know if there’s anything you’d like to change. Once you see your engagement images and get excited about them, you’ll have more confidence in yourselves and in your photographer.

 

Pre Wedding Photos

Once you have your engagement images, there are many things you can do with them. They can be given as gifts to family (your parents and grandparents would especially love a copy), or you can make yourselves a small album or order a portrait to hang in your home. You can also send an engagement picture to your hometown newspaper to announce your marriage, which can sometimes be important to your parents. The shots can also be used in your wedding program, wedding website or save-the-dates.

 

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I can’t wait to hear from you!

 

 

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Engagement Photography Prices

My engagement photography prices can’t be beat,  they  are complimentary!  Why am I giving away free engagement photo session?  Because I believe it is one of the best ways to make sure I am a good fit to be your wedding photographer.

Many photographers include an engagement photo session as part of the overall package, which presents a good opportunity to see your photographer in action. It also gives them the chance to experiment with flattering angles, poses and lighting levels before the wedding day. If you haven’t booked your wedding photographer yet, look at engagement photos as a chance to audition your top choice, and book them for your wedding immediately if you love them. – The Knot

The Engagement Session

During the engagement session, we get to know each other as a photographer and ‘photographee’.  This is a great time to get comfortable in front of the lens (if you aren’t already.)  There is no pressure during the engagement session to look or act a certain way.

Viewing Session

After the engagement session, we will set up a time to go over the pictures.  This is called a ‘viewing session.’  At this time, you will have  a chance to see all your pictures.  You and your fiance can see my artistic style, and you can pick out the ones you like and don’t like.  At this time, you can purchase your pictures, as well.  Prints and digital downloads are available for you!

 

Advice for booking your Engagement Session

Before you call a single photographer, have a discussion with your partner about what kinds of engagement photos you’d like—posed or candid, formal or casual. Again, let your decisions be guided by how you plan to use the pics: Will they be hanging on grandma’s wall, reproduced in black-and-white newsprint or shrunk down to the size of a quarter for personalized favor stickers? Advance planning will help you make the most of your pictures.

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Contact Me Today To Discuss Your  Engagement Photos!