I LOVE doing engagement sessions! To be fair, I love just about everything about being an entrepreneur and wedding & engagement photographer. I get to work with couples during one of their MOST EXCITING life events and I love continually learning how to better run a business and serve my #WatsonCouples.
One of the questions I get asked a lot is just what couples can do in advance to prepare for their engagement session. This is such a great question! Most likely, you haven’t done too many engagement sessions so I always love getting to share a couple tips & tricks.
#1. Make sure to clean your engagement ring before your session. While your switching outfits for the second half of your session, I’ll be getting those beautiful ring shots you’ve been seeing on Pinterest. The cleaner, the better. 😉
#2. When thinking about what to wear, pick it out a week in advance. This way if you realize your favorite dress has a small rip or you realize you want to get something special for your session, you still have time to do it. Remember, whatever you choose make sure it’s YOU and make sure you’re comfortable in it.
Bonus: Bring two outfits! I always recommend starting with one that is a little dressier then bringing a more casual outfit. One session, two looks. #Winning!
#3. Plan to leave the house early. This way as soon as you arrive we can jump right on in. I typically plan engagement sessions just a little before sunset. This way we get beautiful glowy images, (Worth it!) but it also means there is only so much daylight left. Yikes! Be prepared and leave early. J
Hope this helps! As always, if you have specific questions you hope to see Behind the Lens, just let me know! I love hearing your questions or thoughts.
Till Next Time,
PS. If you’re doing your hair & makeup trial, plan it for the same day as your engagement session! This way you can maximize your session and plan a fun date after!
March 1, 2019