"What to Expect" & Tips for your Engagement Session
What to expect
You're engaged! What an exciting milestone in your life. It's my job to document the perfect match you and your fiancee make, and we keep it real.
Engagement sessions are a blast. We listen to Hall & Oates on my iPhone, take short strolls and find the coolest spots. I like to have a game plan, but we ultimately go with the flow. You never know where we'll find the most perfect light and backdrop to make stunning photos. Sometimes I fib and say "Last one, guys!", then I look across the way to yet another perfect spot and say "Okay, one more".
Your job is to let loose and have fun. Mine is to capture every intimate, caring and funny moment that comes from that.
► What to wear
Make sure your outfits compliment each other, but do not match. If your hubby-to-be is wearing a patterned shirt, consider wearing something solid. I recommend to come in your most dressy, then bring along one other to switch things up.
If your session is in the city maybe stay more modern, clean and classic. Items like a form fitting dress, a sharp button down and jacket for guys, killer boots/shoes.
For a park or woodsy setting I’ve seen formal and casual outfits both look amazing. Formal looks have been long dresses and guys in dress pants. Casuals looks have been an array of outfits from flannels, jeans and a casual top/sweater, flowy dresses... Also, always feel free to add accessories like scarves, hats, jackets, wraps ect.
With that said absolutely stay true to yourselves. If you're a couple that never gets too formal, do all casual outfits, that's perfect!
Lay out your outfits the night before and see how they look together, I find that's the best way to make a decision.
If you have a little fur baby you'd like to have join in I'm all for that! I just ask that you arrange for someone to pick them up if you do not plan to include them in the whole session.
► Don't worry about poses
Try not to get caught up in "how do I pose?!" "what should I do with my hands?!". I'm really good at giving direction, but you guys are also really good at doing your thing. If you’re worried about being photographed I have a pocket full of dad jokes and a phone full of music to loosen things up (wink wink).