What to Expect for the Perfect Engagement Session
We know many couples out there are in the dark when it comes to engagement sessions! Why do them? What do you wear? What if you're camera shy?! From personal experience, we can attest to the fact that not every couple is super thrilled to be in front of a camera smooching and trying to be lovey dovey. However, we promise it is worth it and it can be so much fun ... just take a look at these gorgeous engagement sessions! To ease all of your fears, answer your questions and give you some engagement inspiration, we've got all of the details that you'll need from film photographer Sawyer Baird...
-Do all of your couples have an engagement shoot? 90% of my clients have an engagement session with me. Some people book a package with an engagement session included and some don't. Most of the time clients will add on an engagement session, though.
-Do you recommend couples have an engagement shoot? If so, why? YES! I highly recommend having an engagement session. It is a great way to meet your photographer, work with your photographer, and interact with your photographer. It also makes things much easier on the day of the wedding because the engagement is like a trial run to me & when the wedding rolls around, you really already know what to do , how to pose, and the overall process of photos.Sawyer Baird Photography
-What should a couple wear to an engagement session? I highly suggest simple clothing. Patterns can be good, but not always, so in my opinion you can never go wrong with basics and neutrals. Personally I create mood boards that I sent my clients based off their personalities/style. I have a generic Pinterest board for clients to look at, too, for further ideas if they get stuck.
What are some fun ideas for the day of? Tips? I always suggest to the bride to do a trial run of hair & makeup on the day of engagements. Even if the hair isn't the wedding day hair, it is so important to have amazing makeup on your engagement session. It really does make a difference! Also, the week before your session drink plenty of water. It hydrates your skin and gives you such a good glow for the session (not saying you shouldn't drink water all the time - because you should).
Thanks, Sawyer! We love these tips and hope this helps some of your future brides and grooms. Have any tips of your own? Let us know!