8 TIPS TO ROCK YOUR COUPLES SESSION
We are so excited for your upcoming session! If you’re anything like us, you probably hate being in front of the camera and you don’t know what to do… That’s what we’re here for! Read through these tips, and we promise your session will feel like hanging out and being silly with old friends!
1. DONT HOLD BACK
You know how you are around each other when it’s just the two of you? That’s exactly what we want! We will work with you and guide you both throughout the session from the wild and silly to the slow and intimate moments. We invite you to explore with us and have fun! Overall, our goal is to create a few moments for you both to connect and let the magic happen.
2. YOU DO YOU
It seem like common sense, but sometimes it can be really difficult to be yourself in front the camera! We want your session to feel and look like you! Are you goofy? Full time cuddlers? Everyone has their own dynamic and we want you both to be as comfortable and as natural as possible. Don’t try to make it look like you think it should – instead embrace your own personality and let go!
3. WEAR WHAT YOU WEAR
What I mean is, wear whatever you feel comfortable and confident in. Don’t feel like you have to wear your sunday best – again, we want you to be you, and you’ll look your best when you feel your best.
4. TAKE THE DAY OFF
It might not work for everyone, but if it’s possible, we’ve found that you will look your best if your session isn’t part of a jam-packed day! Spend the day together, relax, and do something you love. Some girls will have their practice run regarding hair and makeup for the engagement shoot. This helps them feel a little more ‘done-up’ for the shoot and boosts their confidence. I’m not saying you should do this AT ALL!! However, what I can say is that in my experience with engagement sessions, girls want to feel pretty and confident…and sometimes spending a little extra time getting ready achieves just that. Then, when we meet for your session, you’ll already be feeling the love and excitement for each other!
5. IT’S NOT (ALL) ABOUT THE PICTURES
I know, you’re probably thinking, “Um…it better be about the pictures!” But really, it’s about the moments between the two of you, the feelings and all the emotions. We will help direct you to connect with each other so all that goodness comes out naturally, and then, yeah, we’ll take some photos 😉
6. PICK YOUR PLACE
The location you decide on should feel like you. It should be a place that you’re comfortable in, a place you love, and if possible, a place with special meaning to you both. If it helps, try to think of your engagement session as a date night for the two of you – what do you like to do? Where would you go? Also worth considering is how the location, setting, and weather will all drastically affect the mood of the photos (and you). Whether that’s your own home or the middle of nowhere, all that matters is that you’re in your element.
7. HAVE FUN AND EMBRACE THE IMPERFECT
We want to keep your shoot as natural as possible! We want you to be caught up in your emotions, the environment, and anything that comes our way. If the wind is messing up your hair, let it blow! (these are some of our all time favorite shots!) If it starts to rain, we’ll have fun with it! Bottom line, we want to have fun, embrace the imperfect, and show off your unstoppable love!
8. LEAVE THE EXTRA STUFF HOME
Since our goal is to focus on your connection and love for each other, we don’t typically use props with our couples/engagement sessions. We want you to feel light and free to move around. This will allow the little spontaneous moments to show up without extra bags or props hindering the process!
Final words: Feel free to look through some of our previous engagement sessions on the BLOG – we’ve discovered that having the prospective groom look through some photos beforehand helps him to be more comfortable in front of the camera. Girls are more likely to “work it” in front of the camera, where guys are not. So looking through a few images will help him to know we’re there to make him look extra handsome 😉
As always, if you have any questions we are here to help. We can’t wait!