field engagement

Photo Shoot Guide

Being in front of a camera can fell daunting. Especially before the shoot when you're not quite sure what you might need to do, wear, or bring. So here is my way of making the whole process easier for you. Because my goal is to make this as easy as possible for you ;)

Everything You Need to Know When Preparing for Your Session:

 

What should we wear?

Here are a few tips I like to share when you’re thinking about what to wear for your session:

  • If you want to mix it up bring 2-3 outfits to make the most of your shoot. Plan for one thats more casual and one that's formal that way we get the best of all the photos. I will have a changing tent on me so no need to worry about where you can change.

  • You’ll want what you wear to complement each other, not copy! (Using a pop of color to tie both of your outfits together always works well).

  • For women, try to avoid shirts that are baggy or super-loose. Sometimes the camera can exaggerate the looseness in the clothing, which can cause one to appear more round than they really are.

  • Feel free to bring an outfit change (one casual look, one dressy look). It’s always good to switch things up a bit and if we change locations, it will essentially be like you had two photoshoots!

  • Wear what you feel comfortable in. If you’re not comfortable in what you’re wearing, it often shows in the images.

  • If wear heels, also bring flip-flops or other shoes that you can be more comfortable in while walking in-between shots.

  • Try on everything a few days before the shoot. You’ll want to make sure your clothes fit correctly and you don’t have distractions from panty lines, bra straps, poor fitting clothing, or wrinkles! 

 

Should I get my makeup professionally done?

Not at all necessary, but there are a few benefits to getting your makeup done professionally:

  • It’s a great trial run for your wedding day! You can find out what works and what doesn’t, and make adjustments for your wedding day.

 

What do I do with my hands?

During engagement photos it’s likely that you will end up with a few close up hand photos. So make sure you:

  • Gents- have your hands and nails clean and cut.

  • Ladies- same as above but its fun to have your nails done for these.

    • Stick on nails are the perfect fix for this if you don't have time to get them done before your shoot.

 

I'm nervous about posing

First, I want your engagement shoot to be as fun and restful as possible. Over half a decade of experience will help with that but here are a few extra tips to make things go even more smoothly:

  • Music helps you relax- especially if its music you like. So make a playlist or all your favorite songs or find one you like and I'll bring my portable bluetooth speaker so we can listen as we go. If you don’t get around to this, no worries 

  • Let me know ahead of time if you prefer more candids or posed photos

 

Should we bring props?

This is completely up to you! If there are certain items that reflect something about you guys or your story that you would like to incorporate into photos, bring them (hats, fun shoes, a pet, sports paraphernalia, a car, bicycles, etc.) It’s completely up to you, with or without props prepare to have a fun shoot :)

 

Is there anything else to keep in mind?

Please be on time and ready to go at the time of the shoot because light is very important we don’t want to miss out on any good light! Other than that you’re good to go! Be ready to have fun and make beautiful memories!