Now that you have picked a date, a photographer and probably a venue as well, you can celebrate! Those are some of the toughest decisions in wedding planning and you can cross them off your list! Now on to the fun stuff…. like your engagement session!
During your engagement session, you’ll have the chance to get to know me, experience how I shoot and how I handle posing and lighting. I’ll arrive on your wedding day already knowing how you two interact, what your best poses are and how to photograph you in a genuine way! What I will learn about you during your engagement session is invaluable. You will feel like such a pro on your big day because of the great practice you had during your South Florida engagement photos, and that’s how it should be!
Your engagement session can be scheduled anytime before your wedding day. I normally suggest booking it at least 3-6 months in advance to avoid stress. Because our weekends are filled with weddings, I shoot engagements on weekday evenings, normally from 5-7pm depending on the light and the time of the year. In the winter months, 3-5pm is a normal time frame for an engagement shoot!
As you start to plan for your South Florida engagement photography, you will need to start brainstorming about location ideas. I LOVE it when couples pick a location that is special or sentimental to them in some way! If you can’t think of anywhere specific that you would like to shoot, I can help you decide on a location! (I’ve also got a blog here all about some of my favorite spots) As long as the light is great, I can make ANY location look awesome! I shoot at farms, campuses, downtown alleys and even laundry mats. I’m serious! The more creative, the better. I realize that preparing for your engagement session can be a little overwhelming, so I’ve also got a whole blog right here on how to pick your engagement photo outfits to help!
If you are a little anxious about how your partner is going to react to this whole “picture” thing, you’re not alone. We receive so many emails from clients who are worried that their partner won’t be into it and I have great news for you…. you both are more photogenic than you think! We are constantly surprising couples by discovering their hidden modeling skills and our most common response from our KCP Couples is “That wasn’t as bad as I thought! It was actually fun”. Boom! Mission accomplished. When your partner says that taking pictures was FUN, I have done my job well! Your engagement session is supposed to be fun and relaxed, not forced or awkward. As you prepare for your engagement photos, there are a few things that you can do to help your partner know what to expect.
First of all, I highly recommend sitting down with your love and showing them 2-3 of your favorite engagement sessions that I have photographed. Spend some time together scrolling through a few blog posts, this will allow them to gauge what their expectations should be. I also recommend that you allow for plenty of time to get to your shoot. There is nothing worse than when a couple shows up late, and they have been arguing in the car! Last but not least, remember to have patience, and don’t assume that you’re not going to have a good time… I think you’ll be surprised how much you will both enjoy your session.
Anddddd, TRUST me!! It is not your job to know how to pose, how to stand or naturally be lovey dovey in front of the camera- I mean, how many times have you taken engagement photos?! 😉 I promise I will guide you and direct you the entire way through- it’s my job!
Check this out-
This is the shot you see!
But this is really what is happening!
HAHA! I promise we’ll have so much fun together. Don’t put so much pressure on yourself and allow me to work some magic!
That’s it for today!! I really hope this helps you in feeling more confident with your engagement photos. Make sure to follow me on Instagram to keep up with everything I’m up to, and if you’re ready to get some amazing engagement photos taken- slide into my DM’s here!