Your Engagement Session is a chance to celebrate your relationship, and your relationship is one of a kind! Why not infuse your engagement session with all the uniqueness that makes your love story so special?
As a photographer, I believe that the best Engagement Sessions are the ones where a couple’s personalities and passions are able to shine! As far as I am concerned, basic Engagement Sessions are out and unique, niche sessions are in!
Does this kind of session sound right up your alley, but you don’t know where to start? Then you’ve come to the right place!
Read on for my 3 top tips for crafting an Engagement Session that truly feels like YOU!
When planning an Engagement Session with one of my couples, I consider much more than just time and location. I collaborate, communicate, & create a vision! I have found this not only ensures stunning photos, but also a relaxed and enjoyable experience!
To start, before any session, I like to send couples a questionnaire to get to know them a little more. I love to hear about what things they like to do together, how they met, etc. These peeks into your love story help point my creative eye in a direction that best suits your personality as a couple.
After getting to know the couple a bit, I put together a few different shoot options. I even include mood boards as visual reference points. Then, we hop on a call to finalize a plan together and pick which shoot best fits them! I can’t overstate how much this front end planning elevates an Engagement Session’s end results!
Next, is the fits! Taking the time to think through your attire will elevate your gallery significantly. When you feel confident, you look your best and your photos reflect that!
Your outfit should help you be more relaxed, allowing you to feel comfortable & confident! Most importantly, your look should be a reflection of who you are. Express yourself through your outfit! A great example of this is MaiAsia & Joshua studio session, where they wore all denim for a high style look that fit their vibe so well!
I work with each of my couples to help plan outfits, if they don’t know where to start. I even have a full Outfit Guide I share before each shoot with detailed inspiration, potential color tones, & even recommended places to shop.
Lastly, there is nothing I love more than capturing the real moments of your authentic love. I will always prioritize genuine moments over posed photo-ops! What is something you and your fiancé like to do together? What makes you two smile when you are together? I want to capture the magic of those little moments!
So, let’s get creative! We can go to a bookshop, arcade, coffee shop, bar, or maybe a significant location that connected to your love story. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box to make your session reflect who you are!
Every Engagement Session should be a memorable experience that not only captures a couple’s connection but also showcases their individuality as a couple. Remember, at the end of the day, the most important thing is to be yourselves – after all, that’s what makes your love story truly one-of-a-kind.
Couple’s Names: MaiAsia & Joshua
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