Ok, so here are some steps to take to make sure that you’re 100% prepared for your engagement or couples session!
1. Outfits : Most couples have two outfits, one casual and one that is dressier. The BEST advice I can give about outfit selection would be to try to COORDINATE instead of being completely matching. Try to stay away from to many competing patterns. Also, bold jewelry, scarves, and colored shoes photograph really well! Make sure you look like YOU and feel comfortable!
Relax & Trust Your Photographer : As you’re preparing for your engagement session, remember that your photographer doesn’t expect you to be a pro at this. I work with normal, everyday couples ALL the time. I hardly ever work with models! I can’t speak for all photographers but I tell my couples that it takes a good 20 minutes to warm up at the beginning of their shoot. So relax and don’t be nervous! You’re going to be great at this! Trust your photographer, allow them to be creative and you’ll have an amazing shoot!
Be on Time: This is really important. What most couples don’t realize is that natural light photographers are 100% dependent on the sun and if their couples show up late, they will lose that amount of time during their session due to the lack of light. Now I realize that things happen beyond out control like massive amounts of traffic and accidents. If at all possible, try to be on time so that you don’t lose any of your shooting time and pretty sunlight!
Hair and Makeup It’s always fun when a bride gets her hair and makeup done for her shoot! If you want to do your own makeup, make sure you apply your eye makeup a little heavier than normal for your pictures. I also have partnerships with some AMAZING hairstylist and MUAs who can make sure you're are absolutely stunning on the day of your session.
I hope those tips were helpful! If you have any lingering questions, feel free to reach out to me! If you're looking for something particular, let me know and I'll see what I can do. :)