Preparing For Your Engagement Photo Shoot

Now that the proposal is over and done with, suddenly it is going to seem as if a whole lot needs to be done in a short period of time. One of the many things that will need your attention, is of course the engagement photoshoot. Now though it might seem as though you do not have much to do, do not be fooled! There is in fact a lot. Nowadays, it is actually much easier than it once was to get ideas because for one thing, Pinterest has saved our lives, and for another, there are plenty of other engagement photoshoots floating about on social media which can offer some guidance. In the meanwhile, here are a few points to help.

Set Out Your Outfit/s

It really depends on how your photoshoot is going to go down, but in any case, it is always a smart idea to keep more than one outfit at the ready. Pick out the main engagement getup and keep it for all your main pictures, and have two or three others to change into. Taking pictures in different outfits might seem unnecessary to some, but it does add an element of depth and variety to your pictures. After all, you cannot take these pictures again, so you may as well make the most of the opportunity while it is there.

Know What You Love

As much as you would instantly want your pictures to look like they came out of Vogue, remember that you need to personalise them. Scenic landscapes have been done a million times over, and as beautiful as they are, do not offer anything unique. Why not think of things you both love instead? For instance if you love tea, setup a background incorporating tea. If you enjoy reading, incorporate books and newspapers into your shoot. Even the best diamond engagement rings Melbourne will not help make your pictures look special, if it is not focused on the two main characters.

Pick a Location

Beaches and mountains backdrops are two of the first spots people typically think of, but consider something completely out-of-the-box. Maybe a garage that has a rustic look to it, or your own backyard. Maybe by a spring or the woods or a desert if you are holidaying around the area. Try to be creative with your concept, instead of doing it for the sake of it. You will have these pictures forever, so do try to make it worth your while.

Work With Your Photographer

You need to build a good rapport with your photographer. If you act like two separate entities, it will show in your pictures. Your photographer should be trying to extract the best out of the photoshoot, and therefore be discussing different options and angles with you. Naturally, they would not know the two of you as a couple, so this is where you come in. Let them know what you like and do not like, what you are like together, and let them know if possible, before the actual shoot date. That way, if they need to bring anything along, they can. Key is to work one-on-one with them.

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