January 13, 2022
As you prepare for our time together here are some engagement session prep tips, resources, and pieces of advice that will come in handy!
I will be photographing your gorgeous stone! This means that this would be a perfect opportunity to have your ring cleaned so that it’s clear of dirt and build up that may be visible through a macro lens! You can get an at home cleaning kit or take it to your jeweler for a professional cleaning (some of them include basic cleanings for free).
I find I feel more confident when I have my hair and make up done and I see this play out again and again with my clients! Even if you want a more natural look, take a few extra minutes on your eye makeup to add a little pop and confidence during the session.
Want to take things up a level? Splurge a little! If you were considering getting your hair and makeup done, this is the perfect opportunity to treat yourself! You will cherish these images forever and so investing in professional hair and makeup can be an extra fun way to celebrate the occasion and allow you to be extra confident during your shoot!
Because we are racing the sun and cannot shoot after it has set, I recommend making it a priority to leave 15-30 minutes earlier than you originally planned just to be safe! Then you don’t have added stress or frustration with yourself or each other on the drive about being late. I am always a few minutes early to engagement sessions so that I can scope out the location and find light that will be flattering on my couples, so I’ll meet you there and if we’re both slightly early, then we’ll just start partying earlier and have more play time!
In the past I have found that it is incredibly helpful for my brides to sit down and have a little preview party with their groom before their engagement session. Take ten minutes and sit down together to scroll through 2-3 of your favorite engagement sessions on my blog. This will allow your groom to be prepared for what he is about to experience! This way they know that we’re going to be walking around, getting different poses, and having a good time rather than sitting in stiff or awkward poses.
You’re going to be amazing models! The BEST models are the ones who have never modeled professionally before! I mean it! The couples that are usually most nervous are the couples who totally rock their session. So be encouraged! I have worked with EVERY personality type and EVERY body type and working as a team, the couple and I always create images that they absolutely love!! Get excited!
I can’t wait for our time together! You are going to rock this and I’m so excited to see the images we create together and for you to go home more in love than you were before!
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