engagement session preparation

Engagement Session Tips

Engagement photo shoot sessions, they are a great way for us to get to know each other and for you to get comfortable being in front of the camera. Below are some engagement photo tips to prepare you for your session. Keep in mind these are not hard rules, just some general guidelines.  Please make sure to download our Wedding Guide which features these engagement session tips, wedding timelines and more.



Choosing the right location is very important and it should say something about who you are as a couple. Also, choosing a location that can lend a multiple backdrops will allow us to shoot a variety of styles during our two hour session. Luckily, I live in Ventura county which puts me right in the middle of Los Angeles and Santa Barbara and offers a myriad of locations. You can choose a location that matches the vibe of your wedding or you can choose to contrast it. The important thing is that we start two hours before sunset.



I generally ask clients to choose fitted, solid colored clothing. Leave the patterns and dotted clothing in the closet! Feel free to bring a second or third set of clothes and I can help you decide when we meet. Feel free to text me images of your ideas so can provide feedback. Normally, we only have time to shoot 1-2 different outfits.


Make-up & Hair

I know I’m stating the obvious but I just want to make sure of a couple of things. Eyes look great when they have a dark eyeliner, it makes them stand out. How heavy you go is up to you however, the bottom eyelid is important. Also, bring blotting paper in case the day is warm and you begin to shine. This applies to guys and girls.


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