I use to think that great photos just happened! Then I realized that I couldn’t have been more wrong! I believe that what you do before your session is just as important as what you do at your session! From choosing your outfit and hairstyle to cleaning your engagement ring, I want to share a few tips on how to prepare for your engagement session!
I believe that makeup is a very important when it comes to looking and feeling your best in photographs! I am sort of a plain Jane on most days! I am okay in a pair of sweats with no makeup. But when it’s time to get in front of the camera, I make it a priority to have my makeup done professionally! Send us an email if you need a referral for an amazing makeup artist in the Raleigh area!
After you’ve decided to have your makeup done professionally, it’s time to begin thinking about hair style!
I suggest no more than 3 outfits for your engagement portraits! Most of our couples choose to have one formal and one casual outfit! A dress for the lady and a suit for the guy works perfectly for the formal outfit. While jeans or a casual dress work great for the second one! I definitely believe that choosing two outfits helps to ensure more variety in your portraits!
Choosing a location for your engagement session doesn’t have to be hard! I love when our couples choose a location based on their personality and/or hobbies! One of our past couples were huge hockey fans and decided to go ice skating for part 1 of their session. Have fun with it and choose a location that fits your personalities as well as the outfits that you’ve chosen! I recently shared some of my favorite locations for Raleigh engagement photos!
The last bit of advice that I have is for you to relax. Don’t get too stressed out about all of the details of planning your engagement session!