Thursday, December 20, 2007

Engaging tips

With wedding season right around the corner in the coming New Year, 'tis the season for engagement picture sessions. I figured what better time than the present to pass along some helpful pointers to ensure your photos turn out as fantastic as possible. A big thank you to my lovely clients Crystal and Chris, who are tying the knot in May; and of course, Sarah K. Chen, whose phenomenal photography we have to thank for the images below.

Tip #1: Take your pictures at a location that is either special to you or that you enjoy as a couple. If you want to do something really unique, think beyond the beach or park; Crystal and Chris chose a train station to capture the urban and edgy feel they desired.

Tip #2: Long gone are the days when the Bride-to-Be had to wear white. If white is not you, then wear whatever you feel is. Your clothes should reflect your style as an individual and as a couple.

Tip #3:
Wear clothes that you are comfortable in. If you are uncomfortable, it will show in your pictures. How cozy do Chris and Crystal look?

Tip #4:
Many Brides choose to team up their engagement photo shoot with a hair and makeup trial. This works great, especially if you know you will be happy with the vendors work. Or, you can even go to a makeup counter and get your makeup done for free if you are going for a special look.

Tip #5:
Last but certainly not least, don’t be afraid to be yourself and let your love show. The best pictures are captured at moments where the two of you are just being yourselves. True happiness never fails to shine through in pictures.

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