Couples Session Guide
We want you to have the best session ever! Most people have never been professionally photographed and thats okay we still get intimidated in front of the camera. But we created this guide to help you have the best time!
Choose Clothing That Makes You Comfortable
Choosing what to wear to a session can be difficult. First of all we want you to be comfortable, and feel like your best self! These are all just gentle suggestions since we’ve been asked numerous times from clients what to wear. We want you to see the final images and know they scream your style, personality and love. Below are some examples of paying attention to I want your engagement photos to look like you all enjoying each others company; comfortable and happy. I want you all to exude confidence in how you feel about yourself and each other! I have created a pinterest board with outfit suggestions you can check out here. Also wear clothing you don't mind getting a little dirty. Go to your local thrift store and find a new outfit. So basically wear what makes you happy.
If you wear heels bring a pair of flats to wear when moving from place to place. Your feet will thank you later! Get your nails done and have your ring cleaned! Avoid clothes that might show bra straps or tags and most importantly avoid clothes with logo or branding.
Hair and Makeup
Professional hair & makeup is on the top of most of our brides’ checklists because it looks amazing and removes the stress of getting ready on your own. You could even schedule your wedding trial the day of your session so you can get a practice run with them for the wedding day, plus you will be able to see what it looks like on camera.
Choosing a Location
When choosing a location think of a place that is special to you both. In-home sessions are always beautiful. If you all enjoy hiking and drinking beer on mountain tops lets go on a hike. If you love urban vibes let's go to a city that means something to you and find pretty light and lovely architecture.
Harpers Ferry, WV
Rawlings Conservatory, Baltimore
Baker Park, Frederick
Union Station, DC
Should I Bring My Pets?
DUH. We've literally shot a session outside with a cat (it was pretty wild), so literally bring any animals you want. Lets take pics of your whole family, pets included :)
We are super verbal and communicative during out shoot. We start our sessions chatting and getting to know you two. Then we start shooting far away, giving prompts so you all can warm up in front of the camera. From there we will wander around the location chasing the best light and having a wonderful time.
Food and Drink
Grab dinner and a drink of your choice before you come. Better yet, take the whole day off and spend time with each other. Make the entire day a date, slow down a bit and enjoy each other!
Bring a playlist of your favorite songs, we’re gonna listen while we shoot!
Be On Time
I always schedule sessions at sunrise or sunset so we are working with the prettiest light possible and don't want to miss out on any opportunities to create beautiful images.
Relax and Be Yourself
I am here to photograph you all being happy and celebrating joy. I want to capture you all sharing moments and showing love to one another, so just relax, enjoy the moment and breathe.
Don’t Worry About The Weather
I am inspired by all sorts of light and weather. If its the bright sun or dark and moody skies, heck even rain, we will make some beautiful emotional images.