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Engagement Photo Tips 

Strategy for an Amazing Engagement Session

Congratulations on your engagement! You might be feeling a little jittery about your upcoming engagement photoshoot, but don’t worry, you’re not alone. Most couples haven’t had a professional photographer snapping photos of them before. However, this is an exciting time in your life that deserves to be celebrated, and as a wedding and engagement photographer, I’m here to help you prepare for an amazing session. So, let’s dive into some engagement photo tips that will ensure you feel confident, have a fantastic time, and love the photos!

Firstly, you might be on the fence about scheduling an engagement session, but let me tell you, it’s worth it. Not only does it allow you to get comfortable in front of the camera and connect with your photographer, but it’s also an opportunity to document this special time in your life. Plus, you’ll have beautiful photos to use for your invitations and to display on your big day.

When choosing a date for your session, consider the weather, time of day, and your wedding date. Spring and fall are great for outdoor sessions, and sunrise or sunset will give you the best lighting and fewer crowds. As for outfits, go all out and choose neutral colors, muted tones, and fun patterns or pops of color that complement each other. And don’t forget to get a haircut, check for tan lines, and try on your outfits beforehand.

With these engagement photo tips in mind, you’ll be well on your way to an amazing session that captures the love and excitement of this special time in your life.

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Coordinate with Your Photographer’s Vision:

Work closely with your photographer to understand the theme and style of your engagement session. Consider your outfit choices and the overall vibe of the photoshoot to ensure that your hair and makeup align with the aesthetic the photographer is aiming to capture.

Emphasize Your Best Features:

Highlight your natural beauty by focusing on your best features. Whether it’s your eyes, lips, or cheekbones, discuss with your makeup artist how to enhance these features without overshadowing your overall look. Subtle, well-defined makeup often translates well in photographs.

Trial Run is Essential:

Schedule a hair and makeup trial well in advance of your engagement session. This allows you to test different looks, ensuring you’re comfortable with the chosen style and that it translates well on camera. A trial also provides an opportunity to make any adjustments based on your preferences.

Consider the Location and Season:

Take into account the location and season of your engagement session. Different settings and weather conditions may influence your hairstyle and makeup choices. For example, if you’re planning an outdoor session in a windy location, you may opt for a hairstyle that is more secure and makeup that withstands natural elements.

Avoid Trends, Aim for Timelessness:

While it’s tempting to incorporate current beauty trends, remember that your engagement photos will be cherished for years to come. Opt for timeless and classic looks that won’t appear outdated. This ensures that you’ll love the way you look in your photos, regardless of changing beauty trends over time.


Recommended Colors and Color Schemes for Engagement Photo Outfits:

Consider these stylish color options to enhance your engagement photo outfits:

  1. Shades of Blue:
    • Navy
    • Light Blue
    • Royal Blue
  2. Greys:
    • Light Grey
    • Charcoal
  3. Burgundy
  4. White
  5. Shades of Purple:
    • Lavender
    • Lilac
    • Plum
  6. Pinks:
    • Blush
    • Dusty Rose
  7. Black 

These colors can be mixed and matched to create a cohesive and stylish outfit for your photoshoot.



Hire a professional to glam you up

When it comes to capturing your special moments, investing in a hair and makeup artist is a wise decision. These photos will become cherished memories that you will share with your family for generations to come. A professional hair and makeup artist will make sure that you look your absolute best, with carefully crafted hair and makeup that perfectly complements your features and ensures that you look stunning in every shot. It’s best not to do your hair and makeup yourself, as a professional artist will have the skills and experience to bring out your natural beauty and make you feel like a Hollywood movie star. So, take advantage of this opportunity to get glammed up and feel amazing, and don’t hesitate to ask your photographer for engagement session location recommendations if you need help finding the right makeup artist for you.


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What to expect from our engagement session

During your engagement session, my focus will be on capturing natural, unposed moments that truly reflect your personalities and relationship. I’ll work with you to help you feel comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera, and I’ll provide direction and tips on how to look your best in every shot. You might feel a little nervous at first, but I’ll make sure you have fun and enjoy the experience. By the end of the session, you’ll feel confident and empowered, with beautiful photos that capture the essence of your love.



Final tips for hiring an engagement photographer

Choosing the right engagement photographer is crucial to ensuring that you have an amazing experience and get the stunning photos you deserve. It’s important to find a photographer who you connect with and who makes you feel comfortable and at ease. So, take the time to chat with potential photographers and see if they’re a good fit for you. If you’re ready to schedule your engagement session, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me. Let’s get to know each other and create beautiful memories together!


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  1. Sarah Mae says:

    I love all your engagement photography tips! Especially the reminder to get a haircut before the photoshoot and to check for TAN LINES before deciding on an outfit. What a difference those who things will make in the final images!

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