Where to Go
The very first question I get asked when a my couple’s book an engagement session is, “where should we go?” I have lots of beautiful places that I can recommend and I am always happy to do that, but I really like it best when a location has meaning to you. Where was your first date? Where did he propose? Where do you like to spend time? Maybe you hike or kayak or go to a park to catch sun and read. Maybe he proposed in your kitchen, so I’ll come to your home. I am game for most anything especially when the place you pick is part of your story.
What to Wear
This is always a tough one. Whether I am photographing families or couples, I have similar advice. First there are 2 ways you can go. You can completely style the session…think suspenders for your man, and a vintage inspired dress for you. You can go way different than your norm with this and have the whole shoot have a specific vibe. I am happy to offer advice on this!
The other way you can go is simply YOU. What I mean by this is how you FEEL best. Most of us love our comfies, but you know what I mean…what do you wear when you go out on a date or maybe to a wedding? What do you wear that makes you feel like the best version of yourself? Hey, I get it, some people feel best in jeans and sneakers…so go ahead and do that! These are your photos, and you should feel your best.
Also, Don’t be afraid of colors…color can 100% make a photo go from ok to amazing. Reds, yellows, pretty much any jewel color are my favorite, but honestly do you….have fun with it! Send me pics and I can weigh in. I am no fashion expert, but I know what photographs well and I am always happy to help!