Let Loose For Your Engagement Shoot
Congratulations! You’re getting married!
Planning an engagement shoot can be intimidating. Here are 5 helpful tips that will help get through your shoot.
Just be you:
This is the final count down before the big day! You want your engagement shoot to show your personalities. The first question that popped into my head when we were planning our shoot was what to wear. You want to feel as comfortable as possible. If your style is blue jeans and a t-shirt then wear blue jeans and a t-shirt. This shoot is not the time to try a new style. You want to showcase you as a couple. Pick out at least 2 outfits. You’re photo shoot will run for about 2 hours and are done at typically 2 locations. So pick out something that complements you and each other. Matchy Matchy isn’t always a good thing. You don’t need to get fancy with pretty hair and make-up. Although, a little professional make up or a simple hair style wouldn’t hurt anyone.
Where to have your shoot:
Ok, so now you have your outfits picked out. Now its time to choose your location. You want to choose a location that represents you. If you are a beach people, have your shoot at the beach, if you like the lake have your shoot on a Sea-Doo at the lake. You want to choose 2 locations relatively close to one another because the locations will be setting the tone or the vibe of the shoot. Again, its all about you as a couple. You want your outfits as well as your locations to have a clear understanding of your personalities. Take your time and explore your options.
Props! Do you? Or, don’t you?
Props are a great way to bring your shoot together. The BIGGEST key here is DON’T OVER DO IT! Unless you are going for a staged production theme, keep your props simple and, again, that complement you and each other. Your props will create a comfortable space during your shoot. You also want to choose props that highlight your personalities. So yes, props are a must.
Trust your photographer!
Choosing a photographer can be difficult. You want to try and choose one that makes you both feel comfortable, who gets you guys as a couple, and you can be yourself around. Let your photographer get to know you. You may have a personal friend do it or hiring someone to do it. The key is to be able to be yourselves. Although you may not understand the prop they have you hold or the way they have you posed, TRUST THEM. Their job is to make your shoot special and fun. So trust is key.
Last, but NOT least…HAVE FUN!!!
The most important piece of the puzzle is to have fun and let loose. You are about to enter into “happily ever after.” What better way to celebrate that during your shoot. Get close to one another, hug and kiss on one another, take those “sweet moment” photo’s. Your photo’s will last a life time. Enjoy one another in that moment. By forgetting your photographer is there is the best way to capture you on camera. “Because the best moments happen right in front of our eyes.”
Photography by Ginger: http://www.byginger.com/
Trista Lerit Photography: http://tristalerit.com/blog/info/engagement/
Mustard Seed Organic Photography: http://blog.mustardseedphoto.com/tips/