• Grace Williamson

Tips for your Engagement Shoot

So you're engaged, and have booked an engagement shoot. That's a great idea! An engagement shoot let's you see how your photographer interacts with you, and helps you get used to being in front of the camera.


I have compiled a list of suggestions to help you prepare. These work for any portrait shoot, not just engagement!


Have Two Outfits

Having two outfits means that you can show yourself in two ways. A good idea is to have a casual, relaxed outfit along with a more dressy, formal outfit. Having two outfits means that you can show yourself in two ways. A good idea is to have a casual, relaxed outfit along with a more dressy, formal outfit. aving two outfits means that you can show yourself in two ways. A good idea is to have a casual, relaxed outfit along with a more dressy, formal outfit. Having two outfits means that you can show yourself in two ways. A good idea is to have a casual, relaxed outfit along with a more dressy, formal outfit.


Complementary Colours

Wear colours that go well together, but not completely matching. Browns and reds, greys and pinks, blues and greens. Look at colour wheels and Pinterest boards for ideas! Also, have a bold colour rather than wishy-washy colours for extra oomph.


Dress for the weather

If it's raining, wear a raincoat! It won't ruin the shoot. You'll look better when you're comfortable - imagine having all your photos with you clenching your teeth to stop from shivering!


Accessorise

Hats, scarves, jewellery, bags... These things add fun, and a focus point to your personalities.


Bold makeup

The camera tends to tone makeup down, so don't be afraid of wearing that bright red lipstick! Just aim for having your foundation match your skin tone - I once shot someone whose face was rather orange looking in comparison to her neck.


Use Props

Like accessories, these show your personality, and can give the shoot a theme.


Wear clothes that fit right, and have some shape

Nobody likes wearing clothes that are too tight or too loose, and any flaws will show in the photos. Also, bagginess will look bad so unless your style is a huge hoodie I'd say wear more fitted outfits.


Iron your clothes

Especially for men's shirts! I hate ironing, but if I know I'm having my photo taken I make sure my clothes are in the best condition.


Avoid distracting prints or logos

Band logos and slogans tend not to look as nice for engagement shoots, and they don't age well in my opinion. A plain or patterned top would work better.


Be Yourselves!

I believe that the best way to capture your love it to show it, not fake it. Act naturally, have your normal interaction together. If you are a romantic, cuddly couple, then hug a lot! If you are a fun, joking couple, then laugh out loud!

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