YOUR LOVE STORY STARTS HERE
Engagement Shoots serve a couple different functions in the planning of a wedding. First and foremost, they're a way to get the images you'll need for invitations, save-the-date cards, social media
announcements, all at once. Show off your personality and what drew you together.
They're also great as practice for your wedding's formal photos, as a couple.
Having photos made makes lots of people nervous,
and these low-pressure shoots help to reassure the super-camera-shy among us, that it doesn't have to hurt, and help you past some of the obstacles to working naturally, on-camera.
You could also look at your engagement shoot
like a Cake Tasting appointment, to help you find,
and choose, the right photographer.
It's not uncommon to attach a Consultation to
your photoshoot, where we can sit down and talk through wedding plans, your tastes, and all the coverage options for your wedding day.
I think it helps to know each other, going in.
How to Prepare for Your Photoshoot
Let go of the idea that you need to be a professional model to get/deserve great images. It won't be hard, and you don't need to 'perform right' for the camera. Being yourselves will be enough.
Wear clothes that you can move in, comfortably. This sounds obvious, but people overlook it.
I never recommend going overboard on makeup in the age of photoshop, but hair's a very different story. It's the one variable your photographer has no control over, and a photoshoot like this is going to stick around a while. If there ever was a time to be professionally styled, getting on-camera is that day.
Be in Love.