December 23, 2023

Must-Read: 5 Tips for an Amazing Engagement Session

Posted in: Wedding/Elopement Tips

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5 tips for your engagement session

First, I want to start off by saying that I 100% think that every couple planning to get married should get engagement photos. This is a time for you to get used to posing in front of the camera and to get to know your photographer. With that said let’s get started with the top 5 tips:

#1: Get the photos done by your wedding photographer

I highly recommend that couples have their engagement photos taken by their wedding photographer. Not only does this provide an opportunity for everyone to establish a rapport, but it also ensures that the photographer capturing one of the most memorable moments in their life is someone they know and trust. As part of my wedding packages, I offer complimentary engagement photos to provide couples with a chance to embark on a small adventure together, and to gain a deeper understanding of their relationship. Although I acknowledge that some couples may choose to have their photos taken elsewhere, or not at all, in my opinion, having these photos done by their wedding photographer leads to a smoother and more seamless wedding day.

#2: When should you schedule your engagement photos?

I get asked this question a lot, and I always tell my clients to book their engagement sessions 6-8 months out from their wedding date. That will give the photographer enough time to edit the photos and it also leaves enough time to use the photos in the Save-the-Dates (if the couple chooses to do so.) My turn around time for an engagement session is 1-2 weeks, but each photographer is different; so make sure to ask.

#3: Use this day to try out your MUA

Some make-up artists give their brides a free or discounted make-up trial. This would be the perfect opportunity to test out your MUA’s skills. You can see how well the make-up photographs or if you’d like to change anything for your wedding day.

#4 : Get a manicure

Make sure your nails are done. There will be close-ups of your beautiful ring and you want to make sure nails look nice. If you don’t have time to get a manicure, then stop by Target or Ulta and grab yourself the glue/stick-on nails. I have used those for my own photos and they look great!

#5: Make a date out of it

Since you are already dressed up and out of the house, it is the perfect opportunity to go on a date with your fiance. Forget the stress of wedding planning and go have some fun! Dinner, drinks, bowling, a picnic, axe throwing…whatever you enjoy 🙂

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