Planning your photo session can be exhilarating yet daunting, especially if it's for something as special as an engagement or a significant relationship milestone. Here are some tips to ensure you feel prepared and relaxed, making your session a truly enjoyable experience.

For the Ladies

Hair and Makeup: Whether you opt for a professional makeup trial on the day of the shoot or decide to go it alone, the key is comfort. Avoid overdoing it to keep your look natural and true to your everyday style. Freshly done nails or a simple touch-up can enhance close-up shots of your hands.

What to Wear

  • Comfort is Key: Choose outfits that reflect your personal style and make you feel confident. If you're not used to dressing up, stick to more casual, comfortable clothes. Conversely, if you love glamour, feel free to dress up!
  • Colors and Patterns: Stick to neutral colors like beige, white, black, tan, and grey, which photograph well and complement most backgrounds. Avoid busy patterns, stripes, and logos as they can be distracting.
  • Fit and Length: Ensure your clothing fits well, not too tight or too loose, and consider your entire outfit from top to bottom, including shoes and socks.
  • Accessories: Keep jewelry to a minimum. Wear pieces that you'd typically wear daily, avoiding anything too bold or out-of-character.

Shoes and Practicality

  • Comfortable Alternatives: If your photo location requires walking, bring a pair of comfortable shoes. Locations like parks or urban areas might involve uneven terrain, so being prepared will keep you comfortable throughout the session.

Choosing a Location

  • Meaningful Settings: While a location that holds special significance to you is ideal, any place where you feel comfortable can work beautifully. From parks to cityscapes or even your own home, the right setting is where you can be yourselves.
  • Scouting and Suggestions: I love exploring new locations, so feel free to suggest places you love or let me scout the perfect spot based on your preferences.

Themes and Props

  • Personal Touches: Consider whether you want a specific theme for your session—something that tells your story, like baking cookies together, reading at a bookstore, or a picnic. Props like a blanket, a hat, or fun sunglasses can add an element of personalization and fun.
  • Furry Friends: Well-behaved pets are always welcome to add that extra joy to your session, but if they might add stress, it’s best to leave them at home or have someone on hand to help manage them.

On the Day of the Shoot

  • Relax and Enjoy: My job is to make you feel at ease and to capture your natural interactions. Don't worry about posing or looking perfect all the time. It's about the genuine moments of joy and love between you.

Trust the Process

  • Have Fun: Remember, this session is about celebrating your relationship and capturing memories you'll cherish forever. Let go of any stress and trust that the session will be a fun and memorable experience.

Whether it’s your engagement, an anniversary, or just a special day in your relationship, these tips will help you prepare effectively for your photo session. Get ready to make some beautiful memories together!