When a couple gets engaged, one of the first things they do on their journey to the altar is their engagement portraits! SO exciting!!! But because of all the excitement going on, brides forget to take care of the little details that really matter. And I get it. As an engaged couple, there is literally so much to do and so much to plan that often the engagement session doesn’t get as much love as it so deserves! Important details that you don’t want to forget will get overlooked if you’re not intentional.
Remember, this session is the precursor to the wedding day. It’s essential that this experience be a joyful one! An awesome way to alleviate stress surrounding the engagement session is to make sure you’re PREPARED ahead of time. Don’t wait until the day before to do everything, you’ll regret it. I know from experience. Yikes.
So, today I am sharing with you the 5 most forgotten steps when prepping for the engagement session, and how to avoid making these mistakes.
Or do them yourself. Whichever option suits you best, do that. 🙂 Sticking with bridal colors such as shades of pink and neutrals are going to look the best in photos. We wedding and engagement photographers LOVE getting super close up shots of the brides hand showing off the beautiful ring and if her nails haven’t had any TLC, it can really show in the images. Brides, don’t skip this!
Throughout your engagement, you’re going to be flashing your bling bling to everyone! Keep it sparkly and clean by using a simple, at home jewelry cleaner such as a Dazzle Stick. Bonus points: Clean your ring the day of your engagement session for optimal radiance! (Tip: Take your ring off before you lotion up your hands!) You will thank yourself when you see what a difference it makes in your portraits.
Wear those sexy heels in your engagement portraits, yes girl! Just remember to bring a pair of comfortable shoes to slip on while walking from location to location.
Transfer proof lipstick is typically creamy and dries with a matte finish. It’s long-lasting and won’t leave a trace behind when smooching your fiancé. Play around with lip products in the weeks leading up to your engagement session. By doing this, you’ll discover which ones look best with your skin tone and are truly transfer proof. My favorite brand is Stila!
Incorporating elements that are part of who you are as a couple is the way to go. Every engagement session should have at least one (two or three is even better!) aspect that is meaningful. Get creative and have fun with it! You only do the engagement session once. Don’t forget this is all about you, so enjoy yourselves!