Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Top 5 Tips on Planning your Engagement Session

Happy Spring! We are LOVING the spring like weather here in the office and taking every chance we can get to sneak outside and enjoy it!

With beautiful weather comes some fantastic opportunities for outside engagement sessions. Whether you choose to have them indoors or out, here are some tips to make sure your photos are ones to remember!

TOP TREND in 2012 - Themed Engagement Sessions ... are you in or out? Here are 5 tips to help you plan your themed engagements!

5. Choose your Location

When choosing your location, pick a spot that's meaningful to you and your fiance. For instance, we have done many engagement sessions at family farms, country clubs, coffee shops or where the couple met. You're family and friends will love that you incorporated a special place!

4. Pick a Season

If you’re getting married in the winter plan a spring or summer engagement session. Picking a season which is different than the season your wedding is taking place during will provide different and dynamic photographs. Also keep in mind your timeline for save the date cards and other photography products such as guest signature books and canvases that you may want to display on your big day.

3. Select a Theme

Once you have chosen the time of year and location, bring in elements of your relationship. Do you love sports .. maybe a baseball field engagement session. Or do you both enjoy carnivals? One of our favorite engagement sessions was a bohemian theme! This should come easy for you!

2. Select your Props

Now here's the fun part. Incorporate props into your engagement session. Maybe it's by adding a balloon or vehicle. The possibilities are endless. If you are wanting a vintage themed engagement session, select old records, vintage clothing and remember to play the part. This includes hair & makeup. Use your surroundings. If you are shooting inside a grocery store, use their products. Most importantly, have fun with it!

1. Be Yourself

And lastly, do something that you're comfortable with, that you will love for years to come. Be Yourself! Nothing screams beautiful than a couple in love. Hire a great photographer that will allow you both to interact in a non-structured way. Let them capture the story of your love.

The Bridal Solution would love to help plan your E-Session. We will set the scene for you, complete with props directions. After that, it's all on you :) To schedule The Bridal Solution's E-Session Prop/Set-Up Package, please contact Natalie at the above tab. Thanks!

Happy Planning!
Natalie Imhoff

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andieclark said...

It's important to consider the size of the location and the number of expected guests for engagement parties. During our Long Island wedding, we had so many guests but thankfully our venue was huge enough to accommodate our guests.

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