7 Tips for rocking your engagement session

Yay, you have decided to do an engagement shoot! For most of us, that thought is really intimidating and we totally understand!

So whether you are a natural in front of the camera or super shy and nervous at the thought of it, we want to make sure that you make the best of your engagement session, and more importantly that the images reflect the true and real you.

So here it is, some of our tips to rock your photo session:

1. BE FREE, BE YOU!

The first tip might be obvious but we are going to say it anyway- just be yourself!

We understand that sounds so much easier than it might be in front of the camera, but the truth is we want your personality to set the tone and mood of the shoot.  Are you laid-back, an introvert or a bit shy or are you romantic, spontaneous and sometimes goofy? We want to experience all those little things and real moments.  Don’t get too obsessed with Pinterest photo examples or what you think a shoot ‘should’ look like we want to document your love.

YES this requires a lot of trust on your side but we can only capture the true you if you allow us into your space, we will of course guide you on the day but nothing beats real and intimate moment.

 

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2. SWEET OLD SUNSHINE

Light is truly magical and can set the right mood and tone to your session.

The thing about glowy, warm and beautiful sunset/sunrise photos is that well …they happen at sunset/sunrise and yes light is pretty important for those perfect couple photos. If you booked us because you liked our style we highly recommend following our time guideline for the optimal results.

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3. LOOK GOOD, FEEL GOOD

Wear something you feel confident and comfortable in.  Whether that’s skinny jeans or a summery dress, you just do you! Here is also something to consider, don’t be afraid to add a pop of colour or to bring along a pretty hat, bag, flower crown or anything else you love but mostly don’t overdo it…if you love chilled photo sessions -plan a chilled outfit and not too busy location, want to do something a bit more glamorous? consider a different approach in your venue and outfit choice. Want to be that cool vintage couple – embrace the look. Need some inspiration? Send us a message.

 

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4. RELAX AND TAKE THE DAY EASY

So why not see your photo session as an opportunity to just take things easy all day! Grab lunch together at your favorite spot, have a drink (yes you can have wine) relax together doing something you enjoy.  That way, when we meet for the shoot, you’re so filled with love and excitement for each other. If it’s an early morning session, have breakfast in bed and plan something cool after your shoot…be creative and have fun. This is your shoot and your time together, we are just documenting your epic love!

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5. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION…

Whether it’s an at home session of you guys making pancakes or a sunset in a beautiful field, moments on top of a mountain or somewhere cool in town we really just want to capture your love somewhere that you love.

You’re not there for me. We are there for you: to document your story. Our aim really is to capture an exciting time in your life, while you chill together.  We promise you, this photos session won’t be cheesy or awkward, so wherever we meet up just relax and know it’s going to be fun.

 

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6. EMBRACE THE SPONTANEOUS MOMENTS

If it is a cloudy and moody weathered day – lets shoot and bring some cool umbrellas with. If it’s a windy day let your hair blow wild and free, if he does that cute thing that always makes you laugh until your tummy hurts…well then it’s going to make a beautiful and real photo.
Think less and feel more!
Maiden moose

7. BRING ALONG SOMETHING UNIQUE TO YOU

By al means no need for a big bag of crazy props, extra props or bags tend to make spontaneous shooting more difficult, so minimalism is the best way to go! But if you do have a special element you want to add to your photo session bring it along! There are no rules, whether it is your vintage camera, beautiful blanket, candy floss, guitar or your puppy (oh heck ya) bring the small things along that will make your session fun (even if the special thing is a random place).
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Till then, be free…be you.
Much Love,
Maiden Moose