If you are one of the many people who celebrated your engagement over the festive period then congratulations from everyone at PH Positive Studio!! You are going to want the perfect engagement portraits to mark the occasion.
Here are a few tips for the perfect engagement session whichever photographer you use.
Don’t try to transform yourselves for this session, with a wild idea that you saw in some WAG/Footballers engagement photos. Be honest about who you are and take this moment to celebrate that as a couple. To one extreme if you both like Elvis, it’s time for the guy to to break out the rhinestones and get that quiff/DA firmly gelled into place! And for the lady to get into their 50s Rockabilly dress and that Bettie Page hair cut! On the other hand if you are the ultimate power couple go sleek and sophisticated in evening wear. Take some time to think about what makes your relationship tick and that is something that you can weave into the session for a truly unique memory.
This is one occasion where professional hair and makeup can really pay off. Similar to your wedding day, these memories will last a lifetime. It’s also a great way to test out the hair and makeup artist you want to use for the big day, not necessarily the same style, but it’s a great way to make sure they are the person you want working for you on your big day. People do sometimes make the comment that they might be too pale, don’t overdo the fake tan, less is more. You want a little colour, go for it, if not, don’t stress.
Guys, we all know that we like to let our ladies give a little guidance with fashion choice (or a lot) whether we like it or not! So let her help, it will be less stressful for all concerned!! Also guys get a haircut a week before your session date, come cleanly shaven or have neatly trimmed facial hair for a polished, romantic look.
Where? That special spot. Where did you meet? That first meal out together? Think of the place he proposed or other romantic, meaningful locations. Maybe not everyone will understand the full meaning of the location, but it’s a poignant reminder of your bond, and it will make those portraits all the more beautiful. TELL your photographer about these locations, they should be able to accommodate your requests!
As I already mentioned your wardrobe of course should match your personalities. That said, this session probably warrants a shopping trip to get outfits that complement each other as well as you and your fiancé do. Look at a colour wheel for good colour combinations (opposite colours on the wheel are great). If it’s a colder month, just find darker tones. For warmer months, lighter ones. Play around with colour and textures, using designs like stripes or polka dots sparingly, large logos are pretty much a no-no on these sessions!
While you want to make a personal statement in these portraits, the underlying purpose is to showcase your love. So your clothes shouldn’t be the star of the show, but compliment your personalities and the look you are going for. Keep things looking natural and understated, whether you’re leaning towards a casual look or ultra sophisticated one (or somewhere in between).
Ladies it is time to bring out your feminine nature in these portraits, and guys, time to be extremely masculine, however you interpret that, bring it out.
This might be a silly reminder, but some couples freeze up in front of the camera and forget to enjoy the session. Remember why you are there, this is the love of your life right? So act like it! Smile, laugh, hug and kiss! If you are both nervous one of you needs to lighten the mood, or trust me your photographer will do it with cheesy lines, and no one needs to here those!!
Once you have selected the perfect date for your big day, you’re ready to order your Save the Dates cards! Which we will happily supply for you
Call the studio today and we can arrange a complimentary consultation! 07900 401893 or email – firstname.lastname@example.org