Tips for your Engagement Session

An engagement session is a great chance for me to get to know you better, build some more repore and a good warm-up session before the wedding day.  Here are five tips I’ve compiled to check out before your engagement session.

1. Location

I have many location ideas if you need them.  There are plenty of beautiful parks, urban areas, cool back alleys, sandstone buildings and mountain settings outside of the city that we can take advantage of.  I also love going to new places if there is a location that is meaningful to you as a couple that we can explore.

engagement session locationinglewood engagement session

 

2. Season

Doing your engagement session in the opposite season of your wedding photos gives you lots of variety.  Don’t rule out winter.  A winter background can be beautiful and romantic.

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3.  Pets & Props

Pets and props are welcome.  Bring your furry family member to add an element of fun and playfulness to your session.  Props are also a good way to express your personality as a couple and make your images unique to you.

dog engagement session

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4.  What to Wear

Wear something that makes you feel confident and comfortable.   Don’t be afraid of color, layers and accessories.  Try to think about your location and choose colors that fit well or stand out from the background. Coordinate without being matchy-matchy.  For more tips and advice click here for my post on What to Wear.

5.  Hair & Make-up

An engagement session is a great opportunity to do a trial run with your wedding-day hair and makeup artist.

hair and make up trial

 

I hope you found these tips useful and I hope to see you soon for your engagement session.