It’s Wedding Wednesday!
Again, I’m showing some love to all those newly engaged couples. It’s such an exciting time so I want to make sure you’re prepared.
Like I told you last week, once Phil and I got engaged we were flying by the seat of our pants. Because of our day jobs, when he proposed to me, he left 3 days later across the country and we subsequently spent the next 5 months apart. But that didn’t stop us! When I finally got from California to New Jersey, we planned our engagement session: Central Park. We walked around all the twists and turns getting a few city shots, tree shots, water shots, and iconic shots. The bridge from all those love movies, the boat house; it was a lot of fun. Did you know that the designer of Central Park had the park sink below that natural line of the city to help block out noise and the wind that streams fast through the busy streets of the city? Pretty ingenious! We took our pictures just around this time of year, so it was pretty chilly. I want to share a few tips with you on how to prepare for your engagement session.
Engagement sessions are all about you and your fiancé. They are also a great way to get in from of the camera with your photographer. This is a time for us to get comfortable with each other and how each of us work.
· Get your hair and make-up done! This is a great time for a trial with the hair and make-up artist you choose for your wedding. – I wasn’t able to accomplish this one since my engagement session and wedding were on opposite sides of the country but my clients have had great success with this.
· Don’t go tanning. I know right now it’s winter so that may not be on your mind, but in any season, fake tans come out orange on camera. Go all natural, you’re beautiful just the way you are.
· Dress up! Engagement photos are perfect to display at your wedding. Wearing a cute dress with heels and a button down and sports jacket for the man will enhance your beauty and handsomeness. Just be sure to stray away from bright colors or patterns. Color coordinating will make your photos come together.
· Want those cute chalkboard pictures or scrabble words to spell out your wedding date for your Save the Dates? Bring some fun props that are significant to you.
· I love golden hour! We’ll start about 1-2 hours before sunset to get the best lighting for your photos, so it’s incredibly important to be on time!
· Remember this is about you and your love! Be yourself and have fun.
Once we get your engagement session booked, I’ll send you a style guide with more details to help you prepare even more! I promise you’ll be ready. And if you have any questions at all feel free to ask below in the comments.
Congrats you lovebirds, I can’t wait to capture your love on camera!
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