Sara and Matt planned a New Year’s Eve wedding in Minnesota. But the day they took their engagement photos was anything but wintery – it was a sunny, hot, beautiful day in July!
Sara was a lucky bride – she had an amazing experience at the photo session and you can tell in the resulting pictures. Check them out!
1. Walking the rails; 2. In black and white; 3. All sunshine and smiles; 4. Awww…
How did she manage to get such gorgeous photos? Here’s Sara’s advice:
1. Keep it simple! “Don’t wear anything that will distract from YOU. In most of my pictures, I don’t even notice what we are wearing, I just notice us. Prepare ahead of time so you’re not in a last minute rush to find something that you feel good in. Be sure you coordinate but don’t match (my advice is to do your groom’s shopping for him!). Take a snapshot of the two of you in your outfits ahead of time so you’re sure you like the look. Also, don’t do over the top hair and makeup. I did mine just like I would on any other day and I was happy I did.”
2. Establish a relationship. “Make sure the photographer doing your engagement photos is also shooting your wedding. Use the opportunity to get to know each other. Let your personalities shine so they know what to expect on your wedding day. Take the time between shots to talk about the wedding!”
3. Prepare! “It seems like photographers these days don’t pose you, which is the candid style we wanted, but sometimes it was hard to know what to do! I’d recommend looking at other brides’ engagement photos and pay attention to the how the couple is positioned. Look at specific things like where they are looking, how their head is tilted, where their arms are…things like that. Then you won’t cringe when you see the shots or have any awkward poses.”
4. Schedule early! “We had our engagement session more than six months before our wedding so we could use one of the shots on our save the date card. It was the perfect way to announce our wedding date!”
Do you have more tips for getting the perfect engagement photos? Please – do share! Leave us a comment here or start up a conversation on Facebook (and we’d love to see your shots, too!)