Awe, Engagement Photographs! Having just photographed a beautiful engagement photography session in Telluride, Colorado a few days ago, I had this thought on my drive home. How can I help my friends and others get the best wedding and engagement photographs?
First, Make sure that you connect with your photographer. As corny as this sounds connection is so important! When looking for a photographer, be sure to have contact with them. Email, phone calls and an in person consultation come highly recommended. Make sure that your personalities mesh well and ask what to expect from your engagement session. Utilize this engagement session as a test run for your wedding. The more trust you build, the better the end result. Plus, it’s very important for your photographer to see what makes the two of you tick as a couple. Are you silly, romantic, fun-loving, energetic, introvert…the list goes on and on. You want your photographer to capture YOU and however YOU define your relationship!
Second, spontaneity in a photograph is your friend! Trust that your photographer will choose a beautiful back ground, make sure the lighting is perfect etc, when they’re ready to start photographing, play to the unexpected of your beloved. Whisper something playful, beautiful or crazy in their ear, the emotion it evokes is “real”.
Kiss when YOU want to kiss! When this comes from you, again, it’s real and more natural then when your photographer asks for it. Be playful with your kisses!
Running brings out the inner child in EVERYONE.
Give a twirl, have a dance.
Third. The most common question that I get asked is what to wear in your engagement photographs? Honestly, as long as you stay away from loud prints, large company logos, thick stripes and just wear clothes that are comfortable! If you don’t where khaki’s in real life then don’t where them to your engagement session. Don’t feel the need to be matchy matchy, just let your individual personalities shine!
For more information on an engagement photographs and/or Wedding photography please contact Real Life Photographs at email@example.com