Yay! You’re engaged! We are just as excited as you are about this beautiful journey that you’ve embarked upon. So now you are planning for an engagement session and want to know all about it. We’d say you’re on the right path. Knowing and following a few tips can ensure that your engagement session goes smoothly and you get stunning photos.
At Organic Moments Photography, we believe in not only providing beautiful photos to our couples but also helping them with valuable information. So here are our top 10 engagement session tips for you!
Our Top 10 Tips to Prepare for Your Engagement Session
1. Pick a Location
When picking a location think outside of the box. What are you into? Do you like cars? Do you have a boat and would love spending the day cruising the inlet? Maybe you both enjoy hiking. Pick a location that best suits your personality as a couple.
We travel and love to photograph at new destinations so don’t feel hesitant to choose a destination outside of Palm Beach County or Florida.
2. Finalize a Date
Pick a date. Think about a season you love. Think about the weather around that date. What is your favorite time of the year? In Florida, the summer months tend to be rainy and hot so choose what you think is best for the two of you.
3. Decide Your Dress
This is an important part of your engagement session. You’d want to look your best and also compliment your partner. So decide your outfits in advance. If you are going to the ocean will you be getting in the water? If so make sure to bring a change of clothing and towel.
4. Think About Makeup
By makeup, we do not mean that you need to be done up like a professional model (No harm if you do). However, a little makeup would help add color to your lips or give an even tone to your skin. You can have a makeup trial with your makeup artist before the actual day of your shoot.
5. Don’t Worry About Props
We say you can skip bringing props to the session. Your engagement session should be more about you two interacting as a couple. We want to get to know you and capture your real emotions.
6. Welcome Children and Pets
If you have children or pets should you bring them? Well, we think why not but, bring a babysitter or family member to watch them. They can hop in for a few photos and then we can go adventure on our own. As parents, we know how your little one can cling to you and it could be hard to focus on relaxing while your little one is running near the ocean.
7. What if it’s a Rainy Day
What happens if it rains? We will check in the day before and on the day of your engagement session to confirm. We do not charge a rescheduling fee in case of weather issues. we will just pick a new date. If we get a surprise rain when we are already out for the shoot, you might just get some wonderful engagement photos in the rain.
8. Don’t Stress Over Posing
If you think you might get awkward in front of the camera and will not be able to pose well. Don’t worry you are not alone. Many couples don’t know how to pose and feel uneasy about being in front of the camera. Just relax! We will help you and make you feel comfortable.
9. Show up on Time
This is our BIGGEST TIP on this list. Light is important for your session. Let us know beforehand, if you want a night-time session with stars or if you want a golden hour shoot. We would plan accordingly. We all need to reach the location on time (or even before it.)
10. Show Off Your Engagement Photos
You can use your gorgeous engagement photos for ‘save the dates’. You can get them printed for display at your wedding reception or the cocktail hour. These photos can also be used online as an announcement of your relationship.
11. BONUS: Relax and Have Fun
This session will be the celebration of your engagement so do not exert yourself too much and forget to actually have fun. Let this session be all about love and smiles rather than too much planning and worry.
Book us for Your Engagement Photography
We hope our tips on how to prepare for your engagement session will help you. If you need tips on dressing up for your engagement shoot, you can read our blog— ENGAGEMENT SESSION TIPS: WHAT TO WEAR TO YOUR ENGAGEMENT SESSION.
For more queries, you can contact us on our website or write to us on our Facebook or Instagram. To see more of our work you can visit our Pinterest page.
To book us, click here or give us a call at— (561) 247 4439. We look forward to meeting you and photographing your engagement.