I consistently get questions and hesitations about what to expect during engagement photoshoots from brides-to-be, which is 100% understandable! Most have never done this before and for some, this is their first experience with a professional photographer. However, it is my hope that this experience is as seamless, fun and exciting as possible!
Here is a quick & simple list of engagement session Do’s and Don’ts:
DO go pro for hair & makeup – it looks amazing and removes the stress of getting ready on your own! Whether you keep your look simple or go full glam, professional hair and makeup photographs like a dream and gives you a confidence boost for your photos.
DON’T spray tan. The extra glow might seem tempting for that sun kissed look, but maybe wait until the honeymoon to get those extra rays. Not only can spray tans appear orange on camera, but if you’re not a seasoned pro at spray tan care, there are always chances for drip lines or splotches. You are beautiful the way you are, in your natural skin, and your natural skin tone photographs best!
DO wear what makes you feel beautiful AND comfortable. Confidence shines through the camera into your pictures. For some this might mean dressing up really fancy, for others this might mean putting on your cutest “date night” outfits. Either way we’ll make sure you look great on camera!
DON’T linger on nervous feelings. It’s totally normal to be nervous, but I promise those feelings will subside after we start shooting! We always aim for our couples to have a great time during their shoot!
DO make sure you are in the moment. Enjoy this time with your fiancé and soak in the fun! You guys look your best and are super in love, so don’t forget to have fun with this process… we always recommend a date night following photos! You’re already looking amazing so why not!?
DON’T worry about what makes you look good on camera. That’s my job 😉
DO reach out to your photographer with any questions that you may have about engagement photos! They want you to feel prepared and excited!!