The Rules of Engagement Photos

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Plan ahead to get professional pre-extravaganza portraits that can’t be beat
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Not only are engagement photos a great way to personalize your wedding website and other big-day details, the session will also give your wedding photographer time to get to know you, figure out your best angles and most comfortable poses, and find ways to help you relax and enjoy yourselves. Here are tips for photos you’ll prize for years.Brandon Burk Photography/Westchester Wedding Planner


If you’ll want to use your images for wedding-related elements like save-the-dates or an album at the reception, schedule your engagement session for at least 6 to 9 months prior to the main event, says photographer Jeremy Harwell of Harwell Photography in Senoia, Ga. Otherwise, pick a time that works with your schedule/stress-levels. Brandon Burk Photography/Westchester Wedding Planner


The best locations are meaningful to the couple or relate to their interests, says Harwell. He photographed one couple at the grade school where they first met and had their first kiss.Brandon Burk Photography/Westchester Wedding Planner


Seattle photographer Michèle Waite, of Michèle M. Waite Photography, tells her couples to bring a few outfits – something more casual and something a little fancier. “Choose clothing you’d normally wear and feel comfortable in, but try to avoid strong, distracting patterns and bright whites.”Brandon Burk Photography/Westchester Wedding Planner


Though not necessary, props can be fun if you forgo trendy accoutrements in favor of items with personal meaning, says Waite. Love biking together? Bring your beloved cruisers. Met at the dog park? Include your pooches in the pics.Brandon Burk Photography/Westchester Wedding Planner


Waite is a fan of photographing “normal interactions” like a couple walking together, interacting over a meal or drink, or just being silly and playful together. She also loves a good kissing shot, a few classic portraits and anything that expresses true emotion and personality. “I like to tell couples to think of their session as a date night, and I’m just there to capture the moments.”Brandon Burk Photography/Westchester Wedding Planner

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Posted on June 1st, by Aida Krgin in Engagement Photos. No Comments

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