5 Engagement Shoot Tips For Great Engagement Portraits

The engagement session is a great idea for many reasons! Here are a few tips.

  1. Use this shoot as a practice shoot for the wedding day. When I shoot engagement sessions I am watching and learning about my subjects. I look for body language, height differences, flaws, laughter and much more. As I learn, I adapt the shooting style and lighting to make for better pictures. I pose each couple differently and we practice these poses and have a blast during the shoot.
  2. Find a fun location that fits for you both. I find most couples are comfortable being photographed doing something they enjoy. Be it bike riding, hiking, on a beach or in Central Park. We want to have a great experience with you guys so lets find a unique location that describes you as a couple.
  3. Dress smart. bring extra shoes. We walk a lot. Not all scenarios are best for those 6 inch heels. Coordinate colors nicely and if you have a theme use those colors too. They will look great in the signature guestbook.
  4. Ladies, this is a great time for your trial makeup session. Plan ahead and see how the makeup looks in pictures.
  5. Shoot for prints, these shots will be amazing. You are starting a journey, document it, lets make a great album to pass on to future generations.

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Most importantly, have a lot of fun!

 

A longer bridal veil allows for a lot of creativity during the couple shots on your wedding day. Kristen and Andrew had so many beautiful images to choose from but I really like this shot because it captured the fun and emotions of their relationship.

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Wedding Photography is a great passion of ours and has been for many many years. High energy creativity is needed in an instant and you have to be ready to pose a shot and nail it first time. No second takes and even with digital cameras we can't see all the details that can make or break an award winning shot. In this shot we posed in the center of this long bridge, the leading lines bring you to the center of the image where we find a beautiful couple sharing an intimate moment. Laughing and kissing and enjoying the photo shoot. Christopher's Photography Studio gives every couple direction and leads you in to the right moment to express your love and happiness on your wedding day.

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