ENGAGEMENT PHOTO SHOOT TIPS
Michelle Mospens: So you just got engaged? Congrats you two! Once all the excitement has sunk in a little you are going to start thinking about your engagement photos! Those fabulous photos you see on your friends save the dates, the ones people use as Christmas cards, or even Thank Yous! However you choose to use them, you want them to be amazingl!
When choosing a photographer you do not want to limit yourself to just photographers in your area. Do a little research, ask friends and family whether they live near by or a state over. Some will give you a great price if you book them for the whole thing, engagement, rehearsal, bridals, and day of. Your photos will be cherished for the rest of your life, so definitely keep that in mind.
As far as locations, pick a place you both love and means something to you. Whether it be the proposal place, where you met, and/or your favorite coffee or ice cream shop. Basically make it personal and all about the two of you.
Time to pick what to wear. Majority of photographers will suggest bringing an extra outfit or two for some variety in the shots. I personally brought 1 extra outfit since we had them taken at two locations.
May I suggest ladies SHOES SHOES SHOES, yes grab a pair of stand out shoes, something that make the eye POP! Don’t be scared of Color. Props are a big thing these days, do some research online.
There is such a thing as going to over board with them though. You want a few, but not so much it takes the focus off the two of you. Try a balloon or two, or potted plants with painted on chalkboard paint that you can write cute stuff on like the date of your big day or I asked, I said yes. If the two of you like to travel, bring maps or a vintage suitcase. Little stuff like that. Props are a fantastic idea, and there are tons of them out there, as I said earlier make it about the two of you!
With a little thought and creativity your shots will turn out wonderful! Oh and one more thing, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE FUN!
Here are few shoot
Photography by Cynthia Kain
(By Michelle Mospens)
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