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How to Get The Most Out of Your Engagement Shoot

Nov 9, 2021

As you look forward to your wedding day you’re probably trying to think of every possible thing that could go right or wrong. Will the flowers look beautiful? Do your bridesmaid’s dresses complement each other? Have you chosen the right menu for your guests? At a certain point, these decisions have to be made and they’re out of your control, but there is one thing you can look forward to and prepare for – your engagement shoot. Before your wedding day, it’s so important to meet your photographer and get used to being in front of the camera. Whether you want to showcase your engagement ring in the best possible light or you want to practice posing with your future husband or wife, here are a few tips to help you make the most out of your upcoming engagement shoot.

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Let Your Beautiful Jewelry Sparkle

Before your engagement shoot, you may want to think about getting your jewelry cleaned so that everything looks fresh, sparkly, and new. Perhaps, you haven’t even had the chance to pick out your final engagement ring yet and you’re collaborating with your partner on the perfect choice.

speaking of jewelry, if you’re looking for beautiful, sustainably-sourced diamond rings, then Brilliant Earth is the ideal choice for you. Not only do their rings catch the natural light beautifully, but all of their materials are recycled and created with the planet in mind.

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Consider Your Outfits

Many couples choose to have a specific theme for their engagement shoot which reflects their personalities. Whether you want to wear matching outfits or choose a specific color scheme so that you complement each other, you have complete creative freedom! Try to choose shades that will work well with your chosen setting and won’t look washed out on the photographs. For example, if you choose a luscious field for your engagement location, you may want to avoid the color green.

Choose Your Location

Choosing a place that feels sentimental or special to you is ideal for your engagement shoot. Not only will you feel at ease, but it will also create images that feel authentic to you as a couple. Ask your photographer for recommendations if you’re unsure where to have your engagement shoot as they will have many ideas in mind (and will know where the best lighting is!)

Feeling at Ease and Comfortable

When you’re not used to being in front of the camera it can feel overwhelming to dive straight into a photo shoot. Try to relax into the moment from the beginning and take your time to adjust to your surroundings. Your photographer will be able to give you directions, but try to act as naturally as possible. Photographs that capture candid, authentic moments are always the most beautiful in the end.

With all of these ideas in mind, you will soon feel prepared for your big day and your engagement shoot. Remember, your photographer should help you to feel at ease every step of the way, and it’s okay to ask questions during the process. Enjoy every moment of your upcoming engagement shoot and start preparing your accessories, color schemes, and locations as soon as possible!

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