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Creating an Epic Engagement Shoot

April 14, 2020

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Creating an Epic Engagement Shoot

How to ditch nerves and get an awesome engagement session. Creating an Epic Engagement Shoot We can chat all day about your engagement session. However no matter how much we chat you still get those nerves the day of your session. So many questions racing through your mind. How do I stand? What do I do with my hands? Do I look awkward? These are all common questions. That is where I come in. I have done research and education on posing and helping you create natural portraits while having fun in front of the camera. I can go on and on about the benefits of an engagement session but I have a post for planning your engagement session. You can find it HERE! As for the EPICNESS here are some fun suggestions that will help take your engagement session to the next level.

Make it an adventure!

Planning an engagement lesson should be fun! Do you have a location that screams EPIC to you? Could it be in downtown? Maybe in the mountains somewhere. Location is key and you should think about where you want your photos.

Take time to plan your attire!

This goes hand and hand with your location choice. Plan your outfits around the colors that will be present with your location choice. Another helpful tip is to bring an extra outfit, one dressy and one casual. Have fun with your outfits but make sure that for the most part they are solid colors without busy patterns.

Lose yourself….In each other

This should be a fun experience that helps bring out your personalities. Don’t be surprised if I ask your husband-to-be to whisper something in your ear to make you both laugh. Or if I ask you to share a kiss and smile afterwards. All simple tips that help make your photos magical.

Take your time

Plan to be taking photos for about 60 mins. If we finish early that’s great but there is no reason to rush. Have fun! All this is preparing you for your wedding day. We will most likely do two different looks. To get good variety out of your shoot.

Lastly and most Importantly! Chase the light!

Follow the light. Light is magical and creates beautiful photos. Plan to have your session about 90 minutes before the sun sets. This will allow us to chase the light and create magical portraits. Golden hour gives an incredible glow. It is my favorite time to shoot. Sunrise is always a good time as well.

Find inspiration and share it with me.  Do you have a Pinterest Board of poses that you love. If so I want to see it. I also have a Pinterest that is full of inspiration in all things weddings. Click HERE to see my Pinterest inspiration. 

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Creating an epic engagement shoot
  1. […] If you need help planning your engagement session I have wrote a blog post and you can find it HERE. Which location was your favorite? Was it the foothills by Lucky Peak or was it the Mountain look […]

  2. […] Wilson Ponds in Nampa, Idaho is a beautiful location for photos. Though I feel like it is becoming more popular in the last couple of years, there are still some hidden gems that are not photographed all the time. Vitaliy and Tania’s outfits were on point! They were dressy but not over done. Tania carried flowers and that really added to the photos. If you are on the fence about bringing a prop do it because it really adds to the overall aesthetic of the photos. I was so glad to meet these two in person.  They booked me during the Pandemic. These two are waiting to kiss until marriage and I just love it. It was fun creating poses that were romantic but did not require kissing. I have a whole post on tips for planning and epic engagement shoot. You can find it HERE […]

  3. […] If you are looking for tips for planning your engagement session check out this blog post that I wrote that give you all the fun tips and tricks for having an epic engagement session.  You can find it HERE […]

  4. […] of image choices having two different outfits. If you are planning your engagement shoot click HERE for some tips on making it Epic.  I learned so much about this couple and really enjoyed […]

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