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. We want your engagement photos to look like you all enjoying each others company; comfortable and happy. We want you all to exude confidence. We have created a pinterest board with outfit suggestions you can check out here. Also wear clothing you don't mind getting a little dirty and avoid clothes that might show bra straps or tags and most importantly avoid clothes with logo or branding. Go to your local thrift store and find a new outfit or atleast that’s what we would do :)
All in all wear what makes you happy and confident.
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.
Hair and Makeup
Really this session is about you feeling your best so if you don’t wear makeup and do your hair ignore this part. But if you do, you could schedule your wedding trial the day of your session so you can get a practice run 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
Glen Echo Park
Gambrill State Park
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’re 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
We always schedule sessions at sunrise or sunset so we are working with the prettiest light possible. Sunrise is lovely and would start just before the sun rose. Sunset is equally lovely and we would start an hour before the sun goes down and shoot a little past sunset to get that blue hour effect.
Relax and Be Yourself
We are here to photograph you all being happy and celebrating joy. We 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
We are 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. Bring on the rain!!