There are milestones in life that deserve to be captured. The happiest days of our lives, eternalised in photography. And the day that we choose to selflessly commit ourselves to another person ‘til death do you part’ is definitely a milestone to be recorded.
Get Comfy in Front of the Camera
For some of us, the first professional photo session we take part in is on our wedding day. The day is usually big, and long, and overwhelming on many levels. An Engagement Photography session is not only a beautiful way to celebrate your commitment to each other, but could almost be considered a practice run for your big day.
A chance to familiarise yourselves with being in front of the camera and help you understand what works for you. It is a great chance for you to meet your photographer if you haven’t already. When you feel comfortable and know what to expect it gives us a sense of calmness and ultimately allows your photographer to capture beautiful, candid photography filled with connection.
Put Your Best Face Forward
Utilising the services of professional hairdressers and makeup artists will have you looking your best – and ultimately feeling your best. This is a great occasion to have a hair and makeup trial. Combined with well-curated wardrobe choices, you and your loved one will be comfortable and happy, and this will shine through in your images.
Be sure to choose effortless, classic styles to ensure your photographs remain timeless and become heirlooms that you will proudly share with your future generations. Often your photographers will have a style guide to help you select your perfect outfits. This will normally take into consideration the colours that work best with their photography style but ultimately it’s important that you feel comfortable, yourself and confident in your chosen outfit.
An Engagement Photography Session is a celebration of you. So remember to just be you! As simple as it sounds… There’s no one else in the world like you. These images are about your story. As a photographer, I know that many of my engaged couples have never had a photography session before, and can feel really nervous about the session. I like to gently pose my clients while still leaving plenty of room for them to be themselves. It’s a perfect mix between positioning and then allowing people to be themselves once they have warmed up a bit.
Go to Your Happy Place
Choose a location that is your natural habitat; your happy place. It may be your favourite beach. If you’re into mountain climbing, perhaps opt to capture yourselves with a hinterland view. Maybe you love the country and want to make memories in a long grassy field. The photos will make the perfect keepsake and document this special time for you both. My clients often will print their favourite photos from the session or use them as “Save The Date” cards or for their online wedding websites.
Remember who you are and let your photographer capture your connection. That’s the ‘you’ we want to see. That the ‘you’ you’ll want to immortalise.
Want your own shoot like this?
If you’re loving this stunning shoot as much as I am, you probably want one of your very own to love and to hold forever and ever. Get in contact with Tahlia from Wylde Folk Studio to find out how you can book your engagement shoot today.