Shoot at the right time of day. This time of year the best time between 8 am to 10 am and 5 pm to 7 pm.
Find natural shade. Put subject(s) in the shadow of a tree or even in the shadow of a building. Anything that helps diffuse the harshness of the sun.
Watch the background. The more neat and clean it is the more professional it looks. Make sure there are no trees that look like they are growing out of heads or any just random objects in the background.
Let’s talk posing. Mix it up, our fall back is to just line up everyone in a straight line but mixing it up a little will add interest in your photos. Put some in the front on their knees or have them take hands. Do some candids too, everyone looking at each other, or have someone crack a joke and get everyone laughing.
Finish off those great photos by giving me the honor of editing them for free! Send me you photos at email@example.com.
What a wonderful place to visit to learn about our local Arkansas history. The staff was so friendly and did a detailed tour, pointing out a lot of cool facts about the way of life back when the Inn was thriving. Five stars and can’t wait to go back again!!
Here are 3 tips to get you started when planning for your engagement session.
First, go to Pinterest for ideas on outfits and what colors seem to go together. Here is a board I put together just for this! It’s important to coordinate with your love, but not be matchy-matchy. If ever in doubt just take a picture of your outfit choices and send them to your photographer and see what they think.
Second, search through your closet or head to the store and pick out only the outfit(s) that makes you feel comfortable and beautiful. Sometimes we forget about our guy, however, make sure he is wearing something that he is comfortable in also.
Lastly, when it comes to hair, don’t try a new style or cut right before the pictures. Touch up your color, and wear your hair in the style that you love most, or if you don’t really know, ask your guy what he likes best. There is nothing worse than being stuck with hair you hate for your pictures.
Have more questions? Send me a message and I’ll be glad to answer!