How To…Get the Best Out of Your Engagement Shoot

All Photo Credit: Browns Photography

This week I got chatting to Brighton-based photographer Joanna Brown who has just put together a list of engagement shoot prep ideas to give to her clients. I loved it so much I asked if she’d share it with you all too.

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This is a simple guide so you can get the best possible photographs from your forthcoming shoot.  The images that I get from my shoots like the ones above do not just happen; they were thought out, styled and prepared for in advance.  With just a little bit of preparation yours can be fantastic too so here are some pointers…

♥ Ideally think about your outfits, I would recommend that BOYS ~ smarten up as much as you can, this might mean a cool shirt and jeans and converse just not too casual.
GIRLS ~ my advice would be don’t hold back, I want you to feel beautiful and gorgeous in what you wear, I would defiantly opt for a cute dress, something that you feel good in and comfortable.

♥ I want you to both feel good about yourselves, this will help build your confidence and get into the shoot.
♥ I would recommend that you bring another outfit with you to mix it up a bit.
♥ I know this may sound obvious but GIRLS ~ do wear some make-up go that extra mile.

♥ Its great to get some initial ideas from you; I will then do the rest in terms of scouting locations making sure that the backdrops are cool and the logistics are fine.
♥ I will finalise the idea of the shoot, directing it in terms of style, the idea for the botanical one came about from her love of the countryside I choose specific locations that I knew would compliment their specific style.

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♥ The timing of the shoot is important, either the “Golden Hour” (an hour or so before sunset) or early in the morning to get the killer light.
♥ Come to the shoot prepared so we can make the most out of your time with me.
♥ Please feel free to bring props that might be appropriate e.g. books if its in a cafe, cakes and blanket if you want a picnic style, even your bikes or your VW Camper, let your imagination run riot and have some fun with it.

♥ Most of all be UP FOR IT (that includes those boys too) its a great way for us to get to know each other, have some fun and create some beautiful photographs that you will want to put on your wall…

KJHKJ

All Photo Credit: Browns Photography

9 comments

  1. Good to know, were hoping to get a shoot done this month as it’s been a year since we got engaged and is just under a year to the wedding!

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