We wanted to share with you four essential tips for styling and planning your engagement shoot. Your engagement photos are the perfect time to grab some fun props, and really capture this moment and your personalities.
1. Props - Adding props to your session can be a fun way to provide some personal insight into who you are as a couple. By adding props to your shoot you will add an engaging element of storytelling. Your photographer or wedding planner can be a great resource for this. Consider using fun balloons, a hand made banner, or family heirlooms. And of course, selecting your location is important as well, as it will play a role in the theme of the shoot.
2. Inspiration Board - An inspiration board is the perfect tool to help you plan out your photo session. Your inspiration board is perfect for including the various shots you would like to have captured. Your inspiration board will help you capture all of the elements of your session. Outfits, color scheme, location setting, and much more. Pinterest is an excellent tool for creating your board. Make sure you include your vendors on the board.
3. Wardrobe & Styling - One of the first questions you will probably ask your photographer is "What do you think we should wear"? Keep in mind, many photographers are stylist, so they may struggle with this also. Again, Pinterest is a great tool to help you with inspiration outfits for the shoot. Most photographers will let you have at least two outfit changes, so have fun!
4. Last but not Least - Taking some eye drops an hour before your session, will help reduce red eyes. Always get your hair and makeup professional done. Try to stay within a certain color palette and scheme for your shoot. Avoid tiny prints or ultra thin lines as they tend to not photographer very well. And finally, have fun, be playful, and listen to your photographer! They know what they are doing.
And finally, we at YOUnique Events & Design love organizing a styled shoot, and we are happy to work with you and your photographer on staging the perfect engagement session.