Engagement Session Guide

you got this!

 

My approach for photographing couples in love is to encourage an experience where I'm capturing the tenderness that already exisits

 

 
 

Preparing for Your Photo Session

  • Wear something that you feel great in. You have the best instinct for picking something flattering for yourself. If you feel good in it, it’s a good that you also look good!  
  • Relax and trust me to find good photos of you through the process of the photo session. My highest goal is getting great photos for you to cherish for years to come. Throughout the session I'll mix candid, unposed moments with direction where I give you simple suggestions to help you look your best. 
 
 

 

Looking your best for your engagement session...

outfits that photograph well

Shopping Resources In Asheville:

Minx

Elementality

The Asheville Mall

Asheville Outlet Mall

Target

TJMax

Online shopping resources:

Nordstroms

Modcloth

Asos

Free People

Anthropologie

BHLDN

rule of thumb

  1. Avoiding matching outfits (like matching colors)
  2. Instead pick outfits to coordinate and compliment each other
  3. If one person wears a print the other should wear a solid. Avoid t-shirts, cotton/jersey t-shirt material, sneakers, hiking shoes, or hiking sandals (example: Teva's)
  4. Jewel tones photograph great. Consider one person wearing neutral tones while the other person wears jewel tones.
  5. If one person wears a print, the other should wear solid colors.
  6. Pick a style of outfit that goes with the location for your session. Something casual would be better for a casual setting like a hike/coffee shop/brewery setting. Something more dressed up would be a good fit for locations like The Biltmore Estate of the NC Arboretum.
  7. People will tell you to wear heavier makeup for photos, but as a photographer I would say keep makeup light and natural. Avoid makeup that is too dark. I promise your natural beauty will shine through.

 

 

Outfit ideas...

Lace or bridal inspired outfits:

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Full length, romantic, bridesmaids style dress

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Statement Dress, Memorable Details

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Casual, but stylish

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Wrap Dresses, V-Neck & Maxi Dresses

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For Guys

In general, I would avoid t-shirts or sneakers. Button up shirts are ideal and dressing up with a vest or sport coat is another option to try.

 

Dress up in a suit with a good fit:

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Between dressy and casual:

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Casual looks can also be great for photos:

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