Laura's Advice: Preparing for Your Engagement Session


Last week I chatted all about why engagement sessions are so important, and how to get the most out of yours! Now that you know all about engagement sessions, I wanted to share more about how to actually prepare for it!

Outfits: The setting and ‘feel’ of your engagement session will dictate your outfit choices! However, I usually suggest two outfits: one casual and one dressier. If you don’t feel like purchasing something, Rent the Runway is a great option! Or borrow a dress from a friend :) You can always look at inspiration boards on Pinterest or ask your photographer for outfit suggestions.

Hair and Makeup: Your engagement session is a great opportunity to get your hair and makeup done! Most HAMU artists do trial runs before your wedding, so this is a good time to do that!

Be on time: Most photographers tend to shoot the last two hours of sunlight, so when the sun is gone it’s gone! Being on time allows you to relax and not stress and gives you plenty of time with your photographer!

The little details: Go get your ring cleaned before your engagement session! Since there will be plenty of pictures being take of your ring, you’ll want it to be extra sparkly and shiny! Also if you’re a gal who loves to have her nails done, get a fresh manicure before your session! Along with having lots of pictures of your ring, your hands will also be making a frequent appearance! Empty out your pockets,: cellphones, keys and wallets can show in your pockets in the pictures (this is for the guys especially!)

Have fun! This is the most important piece of advice I can give you! If you are having a good time with one another and your photographer, it will translate into beautiful images! Don’t take yourselves too seriously and enjoy the process.