Engagement Photo Tips | Orange County Wedding Photographer

Engagement Photo Tips | Orange County Wedding Photographer

I wanted to share some tips and info with you all about engagement photo sessions.

Engagement sessions can last up to hour and a half depending on location, outfit changes and which collection you choose. I usually schedule to start the session two hours before sunset so we can have a good mix of light.

While I have a lot of favorite spots to shoot at, including nature inspired, urban and artsy/colorful, I am always up for finding new, unique spots. We’ll get great images no matter where we shoot, but definitely scroll through some of my past engagement sessions on my blog to see which location style is more “you”.

You can have up to two outfits, and I definitely encourage couples to have fun with it. Always bring a couple of options and some accessories; we can go over wardrobe and what goes best with the location beforehand.

If you are having trouble picking outfits, pinterest.com is a great source of inspiration. There are many pin boards of just engagement outfit inspiration! Here is my board you can look at http://www.pinterest.com/manyak77/engagement-photo-outfits/ If budget allows you can even hire a stylist, like Hope Stanley https://instagram.com/lifeofabridalstylist/

It is always a good idea to get your makeup and hair done professionally done for the session. A good makeup artist will know how to flatter your features for the camera and you will look and feel that much more amazing during your session. I would recommend using this time to do a test run with your wedding day hair and makeup artist.

You can bring props if you want – something that might make your session more personal and uniquely you. From colorful balloons to a sweet rowboat, I’ll be up for almost anything, so don’t be shy if you have a fun idea. If you want to run a creative idea by me, just let us know.

Remember to be playful and have fun at the session… the more natural and comfortable you are with each other and your photographer, the more the images the more the images will be a true reflection on your relationship… hold hands… laugh… and kiss a lot!

I really want you to have a wonderful experience! If you have a great time it shows in the photos and makes great memories!

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