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Engagement sessions are a great way for you to get to know your photographer and practice being in front of the camera. Sometimes couples are concerned how they will come across in their photos. They want to look natural but sometimes they get nervous in front of the camera. To help you better prepare for your engagement session consider these engagement session tips.
Let your photographer know if you are nervous. The right photographer will help you feel more comfortable in front of the camera. Tell your photographer if you are self-conscious about something in particular. He or she can give you suggestions for poses that will help you become less self-conscious.
The location you choose can actually help your frame of mind. It can put you in a more relaxed mood. While it’s fine to ask the photographer for suggestions about where to shoot, consider choosing a place that you know well. The more comfortable you are with your surroundings the more comfortable will be getting photos taken.
Props are a great idea to bring along to your engagement shoot because it will add a little more personality to your images while also giving your hands something to do naturally. Some props to consider can be flowers, balloons, blankets, or a chalkboard to create special signs. Activities are also something you might want to plan while you set up your shoot. Do you two enjoy bike riding or boating? Or you might want to head to your favorite ice cream shop or go for a horseback ride. Not only will you two have more fun when you plan to do something you love to do together, this fun will easily come through in your images as well.
The easiest thing to do is to take a walk. Let your photographer capture moments of you walking and holding hands. There are many special moments your photographer can capture just by following you down a path. Just act naturally and your photographer will do the rest.
Trust your photographer!
Remember to trust your photographer. If you are honest about what you expect from your engagement photos and what you are comfortable with, your photographer will know exactly how to capture photos you will love. If they give you some simple direction go with it, have fun and trust that your photographer isn’t going to have you doing something that won’t look good.