Wednesday, August 14, 2013

my tips for a flawless engagement session


A little while ago, I wrote about managing client expectations and the amazing effect that had on my client correspondence and ultimately, my shoots.

When I rebranded in March, I started focusing solely on engagements and weddings, so this new guide gets very specific with tips on things like what to wear, how to choose a location, etc. 


Choosing a location is such a critical part of the engagement session process. I recommend choosing a location that means something to you! But at the same time, it's great when a location offers some variety. 

In the screenshot below, you'll see some of my favourite locations ever...including the Aylmer marina for Brittany & Brent, the Carleton University underpass for Laura & Allan, the beach at sunset for Kim & Jeremy, and an urban alleyway for Maria & Trevor


After you've picked the perfect spot...figuring out to wear becomes the next challenge. And I seriously recommend making these decisions in this order! The look and feel for your wardrobe should go hand in hand with the spot where we'll be shooting. 

Since I'm not able to peek into your closets and help you pick out your outfits, I rely on a simple list of DOs and DON'Ts...


DO
Wear clothes you like and feel good in.
Wear clothes with pockets (it really helps when it comes to posing!)
Include one pattern between the two of you, but stick to a max of 2 bright colours.
Accessorize (this is a big one! a chunky necklace, blingy watch, and a cute pair of shoes goes a long way!)
Bring a change of clothes to get some variety.

DON'T
Wear solid black.
Wear while pants (we may get down and dirty)
Wear the same colour shirt. 

Easy right? Here's an example of a beautiful execution of this list:


Make sure you check out the Everything You Need to Know guide if you're patiently awaiting our session together, or if you're thinking of booking something in the future! 

P.S... here's a little peek into Melissa & Mike's engagement session that took place last weekend! Absolutely in love with their colour choices, and the addition of the guitar to make it personal to them. 

Excited to share more from this one!!

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