Engagement sessions are always a fun thing to do with your future spouse! Couples have a lot of questions surrounding their engagement session, let's get you ready! Here are a few tips and tricks we've learned over the years to have a successful engagement photography session.
1. Be Comfortable
We want all of our couples to look their best, but you want to be comfortable at the same time. Wear something that is easy to move in, you look good in and makes you feel confident. Maybe it's your favorite t-shirt or maybe it's what you wore on your first date, it doesn't matter as long as you feel good in it because it will show in your photos if you're not comfortable.
2. Pick a Location or Activity You Enjoy Doing Together!
You met somewhere, you love doing activities together, so what are they? Maybe it's cooking together, going for walks with your furry friend or maybe it's getting fit and going for a kayak or a paddle board. Think on it and come up with something you can do together that is fun for the two of you. For an example, Mikaela and Jeremy love playing cards and it's how he stole his first kiss. So this idea seemed particularly fitting for them, plus, they love to read. They brought some of their favorite books and we photographed them having a great time together in their engagement session. Personally, I would love it if someone wanted to do a tandem bicycle riding or motorcycle-with-a-side-car engagement session - think about how fun the photos would be! The possibilities are endless.
3. Get Up Early!
When you're scheduling your engagement photography session get up early, it's worth it. We prefer to do sessions in the morning because one, it's not as hot out there, and two, it really is the most flattering light. It is still low enough in the sky that it ducks behind trees and makes the most beautiful photos in the morning hours.
4. Go On A Breakfast Date!
You just finished an awesome engagement shoot having fun with your favorite person in the world. Celebrate with breakfast. It's early and we love breakfast food, so we suggest making a date out of it! Treat yo self right? Our breakfast tip: pick a place with mimosas. :-)