I enjoy looking at different engagement photos because they show the side of the couple that is relaxed and very much in love. It’s also an opportunity for the couple to get comfortable with their photographer and trust me, that is very important. You’ve probably looked at endless engagement photos to get an idea of what kind of poses you would like for your session. Now that you’ve narrowed down some poses that you would like to try, here are 5 things that might help you with your session.
1. Pick the Right Photographer
My husband and I probably met with a few photographers before we narrowed it down to our actual photographer. For my side of things I know what I wanted from our photographer was someone who is not only creative behind the camera but also creative with editing. It’s also very important that you are comfortable with your photographer enough to share with them some of your ideas as well. Wedding photographers are best at what they do because they know that it’s about the couple and ask them for their ideas, while mixing it with theirs. Making your engagement photos something you’ll love to look at time and time again.
2. Research, Research, Research
Just like all the research you’ve done for your wedding and for finding the right photographer, you should also take some time to research some engagement pictures through online galleries. Once you’ve narrowed down the ones that you like, you can then discuss with your photographer how you can incorporate those poses in your session.
3. Make it Personal
I’ll say it again, there are a lot of engagement pictures online that are great! But not all of them matches your personality as a couple. If you can’t find one that fits your personalities, that’s where the pros come in. They will ask you questions such as where you first met, your first date, what you enjoy doing as a couple.. With your answers, they come up with different backdrops, props and everything else that will make that photo session completely you. You’ll be amazed what photographers can come up with to make sure your engagement photos are one of a kind.
4. Have Fun
Practice makes perfect so practice your best smile before you head out to your session. I know I did! Now that you’re in front of the camera, leave it to your photographer to do what they do best. All you have to do is be free and have fun.
5. Create a Concept
There is no good photograph if it has no visual concept. Have something in mind before you snap that shot to achieve the perfect moment that you want to immortalize. Nothing is good or bad in concept, what matters is how you want to convey the emotion that you have in the photo. A distinct idea in mind will make an ordinary engagement photo into a captured blissful moment!