Tips For Getting A Great Engagement Shoot

Taking engagement photos is a great idea to do after you get engaged. There are a lot of steps involved in planning a wedding and taking engagement photos should be one of them. You will denver engagement ringshave those photos for a lifetime and you can also use a picture in your save the date cards. Engagement photos are also a good idea because you can hire a photographer who you think you could use for your wedding photos. This will be like a test drive almost. You can see if you get along and mesh well together. Here are some tips on achieving the best engagement photos.

 

The first step is finding the right photographer to shoot the engagement session. You can do a quick Google search to find a photographer, look through Instagram, or ask family or friends who they recommend. You will want to choose someone you feel comfortable with and someone who understands your style. You will also want to like their style of photography as well. Another thing to consider is budget. Make sure the photographer is within your budget.  

 

The next step is to choose what you will wear to the engagement shoot. Obviously, you will want to make sure you wear your engagement rings. As for your outfits, you can get ideas from friends and family. Also, you can look on Instagram or Pinterest for ideas. Try to avoid wearing an outfit that is very trendy. And you should also wear something that is comfortable. You can also bring a few different options and have your photographer decide what looks best.

 

Another tip is to talk with your photographer before the shoot. Tell them about any insecurities you have. Tell them what you like and don’t like in photos. If you have a certain side of your face you like better tell your photographer. If you have a birthmark you don’t like photographed, tell them so they can position you in a way that hides it.

 

The next step is to pick a location. If there is a place that is sentimental to you then take the photos there. If you are not sure on a location then tell your photographer. Your photographer should know of some good options.

 

Next, practice taking photos at home. Practice the poses that you will be doing. Look in the mirror while you do this so you can see what you look like. If you want pictures of your engagement rings then practice holding your hands in a way that shows them off. Also, practice kissing and standing in place fake kissing. This will help make the photos look more natural.
Finally, during the shoot try to ignore the fact that your photographer is there. Try to be relaxed and pretend it is just you two there. Look at your engagement rings as a reminder. Laugh with each other and goof around. Also, remember to trust your photographer. This is their job and if they think something will look great believe them.

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