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Preparing for your session

An engagement session is the perfect way for us to get to know one another better and a great way for you two to get more comfortable behind a camera!

 

Deciding what to wear to your session is not always easy but we're here to help!

1.) Compliment each other but don't match. Choose a color pallet to find complementing colors and avoid wearing the same pattern. 

 

2.) Choose classic vs. trendy.  These images may be used for save the dates, hung on walls and looked back on for a lifetime. 

 

3.) Choose the best colors. Pick neutral, pastels, and earth tones.  However, if you have a color that makes you feel energetic, feel free to wear it for one of your outfits and then make sure your other outfit is neutral! (If you're a bride to be, a white dress or shirt is a great choice!) 

 

4.) Pick two outfits- one casual and one formal.  This means different things to different couples. Casual for you could be jeans and a t-shirt or sweater or it could be a casual dress and a button down woven for the guy.  Formal could be anything from a dressy sweater to a formal ball gown and suit.  If you decide to go super formal, rental companies can be a good way to go!  These are 100% up to you and your personalities! 

 

5.) Be prepared for the weather! Especially for my PNW engagements, you never know what to expect!  If you're prepared, it's fun to embrace what mother nature gives us!  When rain is in the forecast, bring an umbrella, a coat that can easily be taken off or one that is part of your outfit. In winter, think about wearing leggings under your pants or even a long dress! 

 

6.) Wear clothes that fit! Both too tight and too baggy will make you appear larger. 

 

7.) Have your nails clean and polished! I will be getting close ups of your ring!

 

8.) If you are having your hair and makeup done professionals for your wedding day, your engagement session day could be the perfect day for your trial run! 

Your outfit should make you feel confident, not distract from your faces and reflect your personality. Here are a few tips to get you started with selecting that perfect outfit. 

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Some fun ways to personalize your session

First and foremost, these should be things that speak to you as a couple! 

What type of couple are you? This can help us to decide where we go and what we do to help you two feel comfortable and be yourselves.

 

Here are some examples:

  • ​Adventurous and outdoorsy- a secluded lake, hike in the mountains, explore a waterfall.

  • City lovers- walk the city and finish on a rooftop at sunset.

  • Relax and Chill- walk and picnic in the park.

  • Flirty and Playful- find a fair in town, play some games and ride the rides. 

  • Beach bum- go to a beach, play in the water, ride tandem bikes or surrey along the waterfront.

  • Hobbyists- let's do you! If you sail, let's go sailing. How about some of these?  Fishing, painting, playing instruments, reading, cooking, playing sports, star gazing, etc. etc. 

Furthermore, there are lots of fun "props" that can be a fun addition to your session.

  • Blanket

  • Food and/or drinks (champagne toast with glasses, picnic items, fruit, pizza

  • Flowers

  • Signs

  • Items that relate to a hobby or activity we do.

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