ENGAGEMENT SESSION INFO
When choosing locations try to think about ones that might be a part or representative of your lifestyle or love story. There are so many different ways we could go for your engagement session. Some places are free of charge but some require a permit or entrance fee.
What appeals to you?
Nature scenes/ parks with woods, fields with tall grass, or bodies of water.
Rustic/ country/ historic scenes with a barn/farm/ranch style feel.
Urban, big city feel with tall buildings, or skyline views.
Cozy coffee shops or restaurants have great ambiance and a lifestyle feel.
Homes, bedrooms, hotels, and club houses can be other cozy indoor options.
Sometimes your venue may be a great option to consider.
Industrial or warehouse feel with grungy, gritty textures with vintage elements such as exposed brick.
Artistic feel in Museum District or various spot with sculptures, paintings, and even wall art/graffiti.
Neighborhoods can be great in places at Boulevard Oaks, Rice Village, The Heights, for example.
Choose an activity/hobby/sport first and the place will come. Could be anything from Fishing to Top Golf.
Think about your session as if it where going to be a movie and is broken down into scenes. I often think about an engagement session in parts, which could include candid shots, posed shots, and detail shots of you clothes, props, or engagement ring. We want the images to tell a story. Tell your story. :)
Are you guys a cuddly couple? A fun couple that laughs a lot or are you more chill? I have my own approach to what I like to shoot but I also want to make the session reflective of you guys. Sometimes my session can have more artist poses that aren't necessarily ones with giant smiles and belly laughs but it depends on the clients too.
During my sessions I recommend couples interact, touch, connect as much as possible. Try to relax and do things you normally would do so the feeling of comfort and believability is translated through. Make sure and smile when you interact with each other.
You may bring a change of clothes if you like. Rich, contrasty colors seem to photograph best. Solids work better than extremely busy choices.
You are welcome to bring any little props you may have. An engagement session will last about 2hrs. Multiple locations are permitted but try to choose places that aren't too far apart and require over 20 mins of travel. I do have a pop-up changing tent as an option if anyone should ever need it. Just let me know ahead of time.
These are just a few notes to help guide you. Feel free to send me any pictures/ Pinterest ideas you have.
I love engagement sessions because they are so personal and unique to each couple! I'm super excited to see and photograph your crazy cool love story!
For inspiration check out this commercial. I love how the video captures emotions and details from these love stories.