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Planning for Your Engagement Session

We love doing engagement sessions with our couples! It is such a great time to get to know each other, for you to get comfortable in front of our camera…and for you to get some awesome images! Everyone always has questions about how to prepare for their session, so here are some tips to help you get ready to have an amazing session!

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1. Time of Day

We schedule all of our engagement sessions at either sunrise or sunset because this is when the light is best and most flattering. Most couples choose sunset, but we also love when we have early birds that like to have a morning session.  The exact time of day will vary based on the time of year that your photos are being taken, but morning and evening are best since the light is softer and more romantic. It is also a great way to escape the heat!

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2. Location, Location, Location

We love when our couples choose the location for their engagement session, and we even wrote a blog post about it here. It is always a representation of who they are and their personal style. The photos are a better showcase of who they are, when it is at a location that is sentimental or just closer to their style and the feel they want their photos to have. We love shooting at all types of locations, everything from urban cityscapes to romantic open fields, Dallas and Fort Worth are full of awesome locations to have your engagement session!

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3. What to Wear

This is always a popular question! It is so important to wear clothing that is very “you”. We want you to feel confident in front of the camera and not worried about how you look. Think about where we will be shooting your session and plan your outfits accordingly, so that they match the feel of the location. Coordinate your outfits so you don’t clash, but avoid matching exactly. It is better to have outfits that compliment each other then to wear the exact same colors. Most couples will bring along two outfits, usually one that is more dressy and one that is more casual.

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4. Hair and Makeup

Lots of girls want to know if they should get their hair and makeup professionally done. It is a great idea to do this! It is a great test run for the wedding, and it will make you feel more confident in front of the camera…and who doesn’t want that!

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Bethany McDonnell

Great tips!

Malissa Pacheco

great! must share!

Lyndsey Garber

Great post! Love your work!

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