I’m excited to share this shoot with my 2015 couple, Laura and Brian! By the looks of these two shots, you wouldn’t believe the almost gale-force winds we were dealing with on the day of their fall engagement shoot. These two images were from the final round of photos that evening. Laura’s dress was phenomenal; it really popped against the backdrop and looked stunning in this pretty, soft, glowy-dusk light. We may have waited for the wind to die out but by the looks of these images it was totally worth it!
I also wanted to share a few of my pro tips when it comes to booking an engagement shoot with your photographer. Firstly, it’s an amazing opportunity for you to work through any kinks – if you’re holding your head in a funny way, or you’re uncomfortable in front of the camera, it’s a time for us to work through this. It’s an opportunity for me as your photographer to take my time and get to know you both before the big day. These shoots are really a great time for me to engage with you both as a couple – plus you get some great shots for save the dates and future photo albums! These shoots are also helpful if you’re on the fence with a photographer, use it as a “test run”, if you will, to work out any issues before the big day. As your photographer, I want you to have fun, enjoy your day, and ultimately LOVE your photographs.
Another suggestion I have would be to have wardrobe options. Sometimes things happen! Clothes can rip, stains can happen, and weather can pose a threat to certain wardrobe options – and hairstyles! Also, be sure that you and your partners outfits complement each other, and that they don’t contrast one another! Take a look at these two – stunning!
Also, although many people think bright sunshine is best for photos – in actuality, MAGIC HOUR, as I like to call it – overcast first light (after sunrise) and last light (dusk) are the most desirable lighting scenarios for photographers. These times of day produce the prettiest ambiance in photographs and are so flattering on the subjects.
Also, I am a huge fan of quality over quantity. You can take thousands of shots, but sometimes those last few images turn out to be the best; you only need a few amazing shots!
Laura and Brian absolutely nailed this shoot and I am so excited to work with you both in the summer of 2015!
I highly suggest that my clients book engagement shoots for this reason, and also so that you can really