So you just booked me for your wedding...
...And now we are getting ready for your upcoming engagement session! First of, congrats love birds. I am absolutely thrilled to be starting this beautiful journey with you. Let's break down some of the key basics to keep in mind when prepping for your engagement session with me.
After we go over your vision and ideal location, we will then start to plan and brainstorm for your outfits. When considering outfit planning. Check out my handy outfit guide here! Comfort is always my priority so whatever outfit you decide on, make sure its a look you will feel comfortable and beautiful in!
GROOMING AND MAKEUP
If this is your first time getting professional photos, then you might have heard from the grapevine that its very easy to look washed out in photos.
So how do you combat this? Going a little heavier on your regular makeup look goes a long way! If you don't normally wear makeup, then a little bit of mascara and tinted lip and cheek will go a long way. A little bit of eyebrow fill can also really help frame your face. If you have been on a hunt for wedding day makeup looks, this is the perfect time to schedule your wedding day trial!
Making sure that grooming is also taken into consideration - don't forget to trim those beards boys! Don't forget that the unibrow won't be touched up on Photoshop, so make sure that facial grooming is on lock. Prepping your skin is equally important too! Hydrating and moisturizing goes a long way in making sure that your skin is glowing!
If you have been wearing your ring since getting engaged, then its likely that your ring has been through some wear and debris. I recommend that you pop into the jewelers and get it serviced for some cleaning!
Check out this handy article from The Knot on how to clean that bling!
Pack a bag!
Here are some things to include in your engagement session bag:
- Additional outfits (if you plan on wearing more than one)
- Flats or flip-flops for walking between photo spots
- Makeup for touch-ups
- A bottle of water (for warmer sessions)
- Coat or cover-up (for colder sessions)
- Money for parking fees (if applicable)
- Something personal: Whether it’s flowers, a bottle of champagne, or a blanket. Incorporating just one extra styled item, could be a fun way to make your session more unique and personal!