We love engagement sessions and encourage all of our couples to have one for so many reasons.  Your engagement session is the perfect time to document your love for one another, your style and your excitement for your upcoming wedding! Engagement sessions are a great way for us to build relationships with our clients before their big day. Additionally, our clients have an opportunity to get comfortable in front of the camera and we get to see how you interact together as a couple. When you’re prepping for your engagement session, there are a few things to keep in mind. I want to hare this most helpful information so you can come prepared and ready for a great time!

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Hair & Makeup An engagement session is your opportunity to pamper yourself.  We always suggest that our brides get their hair & makeup professionally done before their session. Styling and makeup may be the most important aspect of a successful engagement session. Keep in mind the location of your shoot and how your hair and makeup will hold up in these locations. A professional makeup artist knows how to select the right colors to make your features pop and will apply a perfect foundation color to match your skin tone so it’s perfect for the camera. Remember, you will be looking back at these photos for a lifetime, so embracing and enhancing every aspect of your look will be the finishing touch.

Styling Think stylish! Wear cloths that you love and that make you feel confident and comfortable. Classic, slim-fit styles are often the best choices. Don’t be afraid of color. Fun, colorful outfits make your pictures pop! These pictures will reflect the two of you during one of the best times of your life, so have fun with your style and show us who you are. Outfit changes are highly recommended. Start out in a dressy and more sophisticated outfit and end your shoot in nice, casual clothing. Remember to coordinate with and complement your partner by wearing a few pieces that pick up the same color tone. This will give you a variety of images to choose from when designing your guest book and save-the-date cards! Ladies-embrace accessorizing! Accessories like scarfs, bracelets and sunglasses look great and will add style to your images. More important than what you wear, is what you bring. Bring a smile, bring some laughter, and be ready to have some fun!

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Location We love customizing our clients engagement sessions so that the location fits your style. We always suggest our clients pick a location that is special to them-it could be where they were engaged, where they had their first date or somewhere they love to spend time together. We want you to be comfortable, relaxed and excited to be photographed at one of your favorite places. We’re happy to provide a list of our favorite locations but we love hearing your ideas and shooting at new locations! Travel to any location of your choice is included up to 30 minutes from Braintree, MA.

Be on Time Always arrive at least 15 minutes early-this is very important! We schedule engagement sessions 2 hours before sunset in order to take advantage of the beautiful “golden hour” lighting. We realize that things happen beyond our control like massive amounts of traffic but please try to be on time so that you don’t lose any of your shooting time!

Travel Light No need to lug around a huge purse or worry about leaving anything behind if your session involves frequent stops. You want to be mobile! It’s important to leave your cell phones, bags, second outfits and other accessories in your car. Cell phones and other items in your pockets are highly visible and can ruin an otherwise perfect portrait. Don’t worry, we will plan a stop at your car when it’s time for your outfit change.

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Clean Your Ring During your session, I will ask for your engagement ring in order to capture a few shots of this beautiful representation of your love. Prior to the session, please clean your ring so that it photographs at its best! Additionally, I may photograph close-up shots of your hands in order to showcase your ring, so get those nails done!

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Have Fun We will take care of making you look amazing, so don’t worry about a thing! Be yourself and have fun… the best moments are often unexpected and unplanned! I hope these tips are helpful, please never hesitate to contact us if you have any other questions about your shoot!

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