5 tips to nail your engagement session
Hey lovers! I have been getting a lot of questions regarding engagement sessions lately so I thought a blog post was in order. I have assembled 5 (hopefully) helpful tips to help you NAIL your engagement session!
TIP 1 // LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
Choose a location that represents you as a couple. What do you love to do together? Pick a location for your engagement photos based off that activity. Do you both love to get out in nature and hike together on the weekends? Let’s climb a mountain! Are you more of a coffee drinkin, city strollin couple? Let’s meet in downtown LA and go exploring. Do you just love hanging out at your place with a glass of wine, cat in your lap and a board game? In home sessions are my fav! Whatever it is that makes you two feel the most in love and the most excited to be in and around that place, lets make it happen.
TINY TIP //
Plan your engagement session around the sun. Keep in mind that most engagement sessions are done about an hour before sunset because of the dreamy light that the “Golden Hour” provides, so plan your location accordingly. Check trusty google to see what time sunset will be and let’s shoot at that time. Early morning light can also be pretty magical, so consider arriving at your location just as the sun starts to rise.
TIP 2 // .... BUT WHAT DO I WEAR!?
I swear, this is what I get asked THE MOST when it comes to engagement sessions. Here are my main tips when I get asked this question.
Try to compliment the environment and each other. Think of where we will be shooting and try to compliment it with what you wear.
Neutral colors usually work for any location, but this doesn't mean just tans and white and gray, there are neutrals of literally every color. Mustard is neutral of yellow, forrest green is a neutral of green. Navy of blue and I could go all day but Ill stop there.
Bright colors tend to draw attention away from where we are focusing on most, your faces and ultimately, your love! Avoid those bright florescent colors.
Also reds, pinks and maroons will reflect onto your skin and make your fiance's skin (if you are wearing one of those colors) look really pink in the photos.
Patterns can also be distracting so avoid wearing anything with too much pattern.
Plan to wear shoes you can walk/ hike in!! And outfits you can move and shake in :)
More importantly than all of the above, wear something you feel comfortable in and have worn a few times. If you wear something for the first time, you are going to be more worried about how you look in it and feel even more awkward. Ain’t nobody got time for that!