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.

Engagement Photos on The Hiline by NY Wedding Photographer

Engagement Photos on The Hiline by NY Wedding Photographer

Rockland County Engagement Photos

Rockland County Engagement Photos

Apple Picking Photo Shoot in NY

Apple Picking Photo Shoot in NY

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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Orchard Beach Engagement Session ~ So much fun with Lily and Ryan. We shot photos at the nature center at Orchard Beach and continued to the NY Botanical Gardens train show to get in some holiday fun. Such a fun couple!

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With just a few photo enhancements we created this amazing shot of Kristen and Tom at The Glen Island Harbor Club in New Rochelle, NY. It was a spectacular wedding and the celebration continued well into the night. Wedding Photography by Christopher's Photography Studio in Harrison NY.

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We really love this Westchester County Groom being photographed in a cellar. We noticed the dramatic lighting as soon as we pulled up to the location. The gated cellar window was a giveaway to the great lighting beneath.

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