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Engagement sessions are an essential part of your overall wedding photography package. Why? They are a great opportunity for you to get to know your photographers before your wedding day, see how they work and get comfortable in front of their cameras. These are just a few reasons why you should establish a relationship with your wedding photographers before your big day to ensure that it runs flawlessly.

Here are a few things to take into consideration when preparing for your engagement session:

  • Be on time for your session. When it comes to timing, most photographers plan their schedules around the potential sunlight to ensure capturing memories in the best light possible. Typically, the best time for shooting portraits is about 2 hours before sunset or 2 hours after sunrise. Natural light photographers depend 100% on the sun to ensure capturing the subjects in the best light possible. Make sure to arrive on time for your session so that you don’t miss out on the opportunity to get the most out of your photos.
  • Pick a location that resembles who you are as a couple. If you and your fiancé enjoy going to the park on dates, go to the park. If you like a certain area of town where you do things together, go there. It is vital that the location represents you as a couple because you being in a natural environment will make you more composed and comfortable in the pictures.
  • Have FUN! The engagement session should be a blast. The pictures taken should capture the love you and your fiancé share for each other. One day, you will look back through your photos from your dating days and be able to see what made you fall in love with each other.
  • If you are going to have your hair/makeup done for your wedding and plan to have a trial-run, be sure to do it the same day as your engagement session. This will not only allow you to see how your hair/makeup will look in pictures, but it will also allow you to make any changes for your wedding if needed.

I hope that these tips will be of some assistance to you as you prepare for your engagement session. If you are ready to schedule your engagement session with us, contact us HERE! We would love to hear from you!

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  • April 11, 2014 - 2:25 pm

    lindsay - great tips.ReplyCancel

  • April 11, 2014 - 4:37 pm

    Rhea - These are great tips! I particularly like the one about finding a location that represents the couple.ReplyCancel

  • April 11, 2014 - 4:38 pm

    Kate - Good points!ReplyCancel

  • April 11, 2014 - 4:50 pm

    heather - Great tips! Very important (and often overlooked) to choose a location that suites the couple for their engagement session.ReplyCancel

  • April 11, 2014 - 5:57 pm

    Chantal - Such great info!!ReplyCancel

  • April 11, 2014 - 10:55 pm

    Katie Estes - Great advice. I was pretty much nodding my in agreement with every point!ReplyCancel

  • April 11, 2014 - 10:55 pm

    Katie Estes - *head


  • April 14, 2014 - 12:29 pm

    Jenni - Great couple photo tips!ReplyCancel

  • July 11, 2014 - 6:30 am

    ALINA THOMAS (PHOTOGRAPHY) - The SITS Girls - […] How To Prepare For Your Engagement Photos […]ReplyCancel

  • July 11, 2014 - 9:06 am

    Susan - My husband and I, didn’t even have engagement photos taken. Had we done so though, your tips would have been invaluable! ReplyCancel

  • July 12, 2014 - 1:13 pm

    Carrie - Great tips! I love the idea of getting engagement photos done on the same day as your makeup trial run.ReplyCancel

  • July 13, 2014 - 10:41 pm

    JoAnn - Great tips! I’m going to pass these along to my friend. I did my makeup trial session before my engagement photos and I am so glad I did!ReplyCancel

  • July 15, 2014 - 11:18 am

    Rebecca - I think this is great advice for any photo session! And being on time is so important….you can lose great lighting if you’re late people!ReplyCancel

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