“Journeying into the rest of life with someone is a beautiful experience, and deserves to be documented and shared as such. One fantastic way to capture your happy news is engagement photography. Any kind of picture-taking can be stressful— these steps will make sure your session is as seamless and enjoyable as you deserve.
First, remember that this is your day and your vision. You want to get the pictures you really desire, and deserve to have that captured by a photographer. Best practice is creating a “mood board,” where you can visualize the direction you would like your photo session to take and what specific types of pictures you would like featured. For example, creating a Pinterest board with inspiration and examples helps direct the photographer’s creative direction in the way that you would like best.
Second, your photo session should be done in clothing that not only makes you feel great but also captures your most authentic self. Your clothes should make you feel like…you. Sticking to something classic rather than trendy will help capture a timeless image that you can display in style for years to come. Select a color scheme that compliments you and your partner best, and try to coordinate colors rather than exactly matching. Consider choosing pastels, cool tones, or neutrals for your color scheme. Also take into consideration the season of the photo session. If it’s autumn in Tennessee, for example, you’ll be able to take advantage of the natural setting and array of colors in the leaves in your photo session. This can help guide the direction of color scheme and overall creative presentation of the photos. Additionally, consider factoring in photo props and accessories into your session. These things create movement in the photos and take them from two-dimensional to full of life.
Ultimately, this is a day that you want to remember happily in your marriage and should be something you and your partner both enjoy. Don’t stress about perfection or flukes, because photography editing software can forgive a myriad of blemishes and sins. Remember that you are there to celebrate, be yourself as much as you can, and you’ll have images that present the love and excitement that wedding season holds.”