Wedding Photographer Blog

Tips for preparing for your engagement photography

Deevo Tindall - Saturday, January 13, 2018
Tips for preparing for your engagement photography

Engagement photography is one of my favorite aspects of wedding photography. Engagement photography can be an adventure and a time to really mesh and get to know each other before the wedding day, ensuring that not only are you comfortable in front of the camera, but you also know exactly what to expect from your wedding photographer.

bride and groom kissing in the mountains during their mountain destination engagement session

Tip #1: Discuss ideas for the session.

Is there a theme for your engagement photos? Some clients like to go all out and create an adventure for their engagement photos. We have traveled to the mountains, the beach, we have even taken boats out on the lake. Engagement photos are a time that you and your fiance get to be part of a little adventure and simultaneously have your wedding photographer capture your love story.

Tip #2: Plan your wardrobe carefully.

We like to share our Pinterest board of wardrobe ideas with our clients before the engagement session. Typically a few weeks prior, enabling them time to plan, purchase and have everything in order before we actually embark on the engagement photography session. We suggest having two outfits per session. One more laid back and relaxing and the other more upscale and swanky. Consider jewelry, shoes, color coordination, etc. when planning your wardrobe.

Tip #3: Consider what you want to do with the engagement photos.

Do you plan on creating an album? Do you want to hang wall art around the home? Whatever your ultimate focus for your engagement photos, discuss this with your wedding photographer in advance, it will help them when deciding some of the ways in which they photograph you and your fiance.

lovely couple sharing a beer at their favorite brewery where they met

Tip #4: Consider having a professional complete your hair and makeup

Yeah, we know, you know your face and hair better than anyone. Which is exactly why you want a professional to complete your hair and makeup for your wedding. Perhaps consider using your wedding day hair and makeup artist so you can have a better idea of working with her/him. Either way, leave this aspect to the professionals, they know what looks best for photography.

Tip #5 Don’t over think it.

You are with your beau - just have fun. Work directly with your wedding photographer to come up with a location that both of you would enjoy and just go with the flow. Think of your photographer as a director on a movie set. Great professional photographers should easily be able to guide you on location, props, wardrobe, and the general theme of the engagement session. Your job is to show up - mentally and physically and HAVE FUN!

indian couple hanging out in the water after their destination engagement session

 

  read more

18 Inspiring Quotes on the Adventures of Life, Love, and Passion

Heather Tully - Tuesday, November 28, 2017
18 Inspiring Quotes on the Adventures of Life, Love, and Passion

Life is lived to the fullest when it is full of love and passion. If you’re lucky enough to find someone who considers you their greatest love and passion, you probably don’t need me to tell you that you should never let them go. For the adventurous hearts and souls full of wanderlust, capturing your the story of your love should be done with just as much magic.
  read more

How to Awaken and Indulge Your Inner Goddess

Heather Tully - Monday, November 27, 2017
How to Awaken and Indulge Your Inner Goddess

“She is oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorus. The same elements that are inside the rest of us, but I can’t help thinking she’s more than that and she’s got other elements going on that no one’s ever heard of, ones that make her stand apart from everybody else.”  - Jennifer Niven   read more

DIY: Simple, Yet Enchanting Considerations for Planning a Winter Wedding

Heather Tully - Wednesday, November 15, 2017
DIY: Simple, Yet Enchanting Considerations for Planning a Winter Wedding

   read more

Passion: Why You Should Discover It, and How to Find It

Heather Tully - Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Passion: Why You Should Discover It, and How to Find It

“Pay attention to the things you are naturally drawn to. They are often connected to your path, passion, and purpose in life. Have the courage to follow them.” - Ruben Chavez   read more


Search the blog

Recent Posts

Tags

Winter Season tips quality boudoir photographs editorial photography boudoir photography maternity wardrobe tips bridal photography Winthrop University wedding muslim, wedding, LGBT Wedding Photographer professional photographer Spring Family Photography LGBT Engagement photography LGBT Wedding candid, marriage, proposal, papparazi wedding djs Lesbian Wedding Photographer Muslim engagement photos Bank of America Stadium Engagement Photography Spring Weddings wedding photographers charlotte wedding, cakes newborn wedding planners valentine's day engagement Charlotte maternity photo session Charlotte NC Portraits professional photography Detail Photography newborn baby photographer Same-Sex Wedding Photographer adventure photographer Charlotte boudoir photographer Budget Wedding adventure elopements sexy boudoir photoshoot fashion photography Holiday Planning Winter Wedding Destination Photographer Winston Salem Wedding Gay Wedding Photographer wedding photography charlotte Muslim wedding professional headshots Rainy Wedding maternity Family Portraits destination asheville photographer destination wedding photography holiday photographer African, American, Wedding, Photography quality maternity photoshoot photography Charlotte Top wedding Photographer first dance wedding Turks and Caicos Destination Wedding Charlotte City Club muslim, wedding, arab wedding Asheville photographer family Same-Sex Wedding equality charlotte wedding photographers summer photoshoots engagement photographers charleston wedding photographers Holiday Portraits Indian engagement photos wedding photography corporate headshots Wedding Photographer Indian wedding lesbian engagement Charlotte Engagement Photography military engagement wedding photography, wedding photographer Children, Photography wedding photographers buying engagement rings lesbian weddings charlotte surprise proposal photography quotes best charlotte photographer military wedding wedding venue Professional photographer charlotte Carrigan Farms - Wedding Venue Equality-Minded Wedding Professionals DIY charlotte family photographer Asheville wedding Wedding Planning save-the-dates arab wedding Charlotte City Club wedding virginia wedding photographer newborn photo session baby beloved portraits destination asheville lesbian engagement photoshoot wardrobe Founders Hall Hacks asian wedding photographer Wedding exits candid photographer Beginner's Guide Uptown Charlotte Weddings wedding venues maternity timing tips back to school portraits Lesbian Wedding

Archive

My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Fusion Photography for our wedding, and were so thrilled to have worked with Deevo and his team. He lent a hand to almost every aspect for our wedding, even borrowing a leaf blower to ensure we had a clean outdoor pavilion.

Kelly & Ben

Kelly & Ben