Fall Engagement Photo Session

5 things to prepare for your Engagement Photo Session

Most couples dream of having professional photos to remember their wedding day for the rest of their lives, but not everyone thinks of engagement photo sessions.

Planning a wedding can be overwhelming. An engagement session may seem like one more thing to add to your to-do list.

However, did you know your engagement photos are not just for save-the-date cards? It allows you to celebrate your love for each other and document this special time of your lives. It also helps you with your wedding photo session.

As photographers, we may be biased, but engagement photos are fun. You get to see how we work as photographers. We learn how you are as a couple in front of our cameras.

Alternatively, Do you have a complimentary Engagement Photo Session or Pre-Wedding Session as part of your Wedding Photography Package? Not sure what to wear or how to prepare for your Engagement photo session? If it is your first time with a professional photographer, it can make you nervous and self-conscious to be in front of the camera.

We hope this guide helps to ease out some of your stress, anxiety and help you enjoy your Engagement photo session.

Why should you take an Engagement Photo Session?

If you are reading this post, chances are most likely that you have decided to take Engagement photos. The most important reason why you should take Engagement photos is to get to know your photographer and how they work.

What do you mean? I spoke to my photographer multiple times over the phone, met them in person and felt that we have a connection and I think I know them. Yes, that’s true but talking to a photographer is different from being in front of their camera. Engagement photos not only allows you to get comfortable with your photographer, but it also gives your photographer an opportunity to gauge you as a couple, understand your good and bad angles, see how you connect & what makes you both comfortable in front of the camera.


Couple Engagement Photo session

How to prepare for your engagement photo session

If you’re looking to have some photos taken, we’ve got some ideas for you! You can go the traditional route and pose at a beautiful location, or you can do something fun that you both enjoy – like going to a coffee shop, bar hopping, taking a walk or hike, or even bringing your furry friends along.

We think it’s extra special when your photographers are a couple too – they just seem to capture those sweet moments even better! When it comes to the actual photo shoot, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’ll help you with posing and positioning, and then we’ll use some fun prompts to catch those special in-between moments. We want to capture your unique personalities and emotions, so we’ll ask you some questions and get to know you better before the session. And hey, if we’re not your photographers, just ask your own about their process – they’ll be super excited to answer any questions you have!


Indian Engagement Ceremony

What to wear for your engagement photo session?

We understand that being in front of the camera can be nerve-wracking. Let’s not add to this by wearing clothes too tight or short. We want you to feel comfortable and relaxed, so please wear something you love and feel good in.

Bring a few different outfits to enjoy the experience and have fun! If you plan to buy new outfits, try them beforehand, maybe on a date night or a fun outing.

As we live in Alberta, please dress according to the weather so you don’t feel cold or uncomfortable during the session. These photos will reflect who you are, so choose clothes that show your style and personality.

Lastly, don’t forget to iron or steam your clothes.


Scooter engagement photo session

Whether you choose formal or casual outfits, solid colours are a must. Try to avoid patterns, big florals, and completely black or white clothing. Some couples like to coordinate their colours and it’s fine as long as you don’t go overboard with it. If you don’t know what colour to choose, pick neutral tones you both like. Choose a contrasting colour. For example, don’t wear white for a winter outdoor photo session, green or brown when you are in the woods.

Hair & Make-up

Schedule your hair and makeup trials on the same day as your engagement photo session to make your engagement photos extra special. Saying this hair and make-up is not mandatory. You can go with natural or light makeup to give it a different look from the wedding photos.

Creative Wedding photos


When to schedule our engagement photos session?

The best time to get the photos done is as soon as you hire the photographer. You can use these photos for save-the-dates, wedding websites, wedding invitations, Guest books etc. If your wedding is in winter, you can plan for a summer or fall engagement session. Just make sure you plan the timelines accordingly as the photographer needs time to edit the photos.

In the end, we want you to live the moment, forget the cameras and have some fun.


In home engagement session

 Your engagement is a time for celebration. It is also for planning your future life together as a married couple. Your engagement photos should be a reflection of you as a couple. Love is about making a connection and we want to capture those sweet moments. In the end, we want you to dress nice, relax, live the moment, forget the cameras and have some fun all while we capture beautiful photos for you.

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