It is, by far, one of the most common questions I hear from both clients and friends, so I thought I'd put together a few tips and suggestions to help you prepare for a photo shoot. These tips can apply to any kind of photo session - families, senior portraits, maternity, etc. - not just engagements!
1 | EXPRESS YOURSELF
2 | LAYERS, LAYERS, LAYERS
Say it like Lady Gaga - "Layers, layers, layers, I want your layers." Layers can be your very best friend, especially in an outdoor photo session. Sweaters, jackets, boots, tights, scarves - layering pieces that are easy to remove / add on make it easy to deal with whatever weather Mother Nature may throw your way (especially in San Francisco!) and add versatility and variety to your shots. Can you tell I like layers?
3 | YOU DON'T HAVE TO MATCH, YOU JUST HAVE TO MAKE SENSE
4 | WHILE YOU'RE SAYING YES TO THE DRESS, SAY YES TO COLOR, TOO (but say No to loud patterns and logos)
5 | COMFORT IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS STYLE
At the core of all of these tips is one simple idea - be yourself. Use your clothing and accessories as a way to show not just what you look like but who you are. And if you want to buy something new and special just for that shoot, don't feel guilty about treating yourself! After all, you and your fiance will only be engaged once, right?
Happy planning :)