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Perfecting Your Engagement Session

Aug 1, 2023

Engagement session is a wonderful way for couples to capture memories of their love and relationship before their big day. These sessions also allow photographers to get to know the couple and their unique personalities, which can help to create more personalized and meaningful wedding photographs.

One important aspect of engagement sessions is choosing the right wardrobe. The couple’s attire is an essential part of the photography, it can set the tone and mood of the session. It’s important to choose outfits that make the couple feel confident and comfortable, while also coordinating with the location and theme of the session. For example, if the session is taking place in a park, more casual attire such as denim pants and a white blouse for the bride, and denim pants and a shirt for the groom may be appropriate. Whereas a formal engagement session in a cityscape would call for more dressed-up clothing, such as a formal dress for the bride and a suit for the groom.

Another important aspect of engagement sessions is choosing the right location. The location can have a big impact on the overall feel and look of the photographs. It’s important to choose a location that is meaningful to the couple and that also fits with the theme of the session. For example, if the couple met in Tuscan countryside, that might be a great location for their engagement session. Alternatively, if the couple loves the city, an urban setting might be more fitting. It’s also a good idea to consider the lighting and weather conditions at the location, as well as the time of day when the session will take place.

In terms of photography, it’s a good idea to alternate between posed and candid shots. Posed shots are great for capturing the couple’s love and affection for each other, while candid shots can capture more natural and spontaneous moments. Posed shots are usually taken in a more structured setting, where the couple is positioned and directed by the photographer to achieve a specific composition and mood. Candid shots are taken in a more spontaneous and unstructured setting, where the couple is free to interact and be themselves.

The photographer should also make sure the couple is comfortable and relaxed before the session begins, so that they can be more at ease in front of the camera. This can be achieved by having a pre-session consultation, where the couple can discuss their preferences, expectations, and any concerns they may have. The photographer can also provide guidance on how to pose, what to expect during the session, and how to prepare for the day of the session.

Overall, engagement sessions are a great opportunity for couples to capture memories of their love and relationship before their big day. By choosing the right wardrobe, location, and posing, and making sure the couple is comfortable, photographers can create beautiful and meaningful images that will be treasured for years to come. Engagement session is not only a great way to create beautiful photographs, but also a great way for the couple to bond and have fun together before the big day. It’s a perfect opportunity to break the ice and get comfortable in front of the camera, so that on the wedding day they can fully enjoy their day and be present in the moment.

Another aspect to consider when planning an engagement session is the variety of shots. As a photographer, I like to mix it up and alternate between full-body shots and close-up shots. Full-body shots are great for capturing the overall setting and atmosphere, as well as the couple’s attire. They also provide context and help to tell the story of the session. Close-up shots, on the other hand, are great for capturing intimacy and emotions. They allow for more focus on the couple’s expressions and body language, which can add a lot of depth and meaning to the photographs.

I like to mix full-body and close-up shots throughout the session, this way, I can create a balance between overall context and intimate details. This also allows me to capture a range of different emotions and moments, from playful and romantic, to serious and contemplative.

By using a combination of full-body and close-up shots, I can create a more dynamic and visually interesting set of photographs. This also allows the couple to see different perspectives of themselves and their relationship, which can be a great way to reflect on their love story.

In summary, when planning an engagement session, it’s important to consider the wardrobe, location, posing, and comfort of the couple, as well as the variety of shots to be taken. Alternating between full-body and close-up shots can create a dynamic and visually interesting set of photographs that capture the couple’s love story in a range of different perspectives.

Are you looking to capture the love and romance of your relationship before your big day? Look no further! I offer personalized engagement sessions that are tailored to your unique style and preferences. From wardrobe choices to location selection, I work with you to create beautiful and meaningful photographs that you will cherish for a lifetime. Contact me today to schedule your engagement session and let’s make memories together!


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