How to Prepare for an Engagement Photoshoot
Engagement photoshoots are increasingly becoming popular during the wedding planning process. They are fun, cute and also provides you with additional photos for your wedding. The pictures from your engagement photoshoot can be used on your wedding website, invitation, save the date, wedding gifts, welcome sign, and much more! You can even print and frame your pictures even when the wedding is over.
Photo by: Sulaemn Studios
Location: Baltimore, MD
Tying your Wedding Theme into your Engagement Shoot
Your engagement photoshoot can tie into your wedding in so many ways. For example, if your wedding is a black tie theme wedding, you can incorporate fancy attire, location, and settings into your engagement shoot. It tells a story of what guests can anticipate for your wedding.
Book a professional photographer (Your wedding day photographer may also include engagement photoshoot in the package)
Create a mood board of your engagement photoshoot
Choose your engagement shoot location and outfit(s)
Ensure to get permission for your engagement photoshoot locations. Some places are free and some require a fee
Buy your engagement photoshoot dress and a second outfit (if necessary)
Book your makeup artist
Book your hair stylist
Book an assistant for your engagement shoot or ask your wedding planner to come
Create a timeline of your event
Share your timeline of event with your vendors
It is recommended that you and your fiancé take one car
It is best that your wedding planner or your assistant drive you to the engagement photoshoot location(s). Especially if the locations have limited parking.
Eat something light before you take your engagement shoot
Bring a speaker or ear phone for music. This will help you loosen up and free
Ask your makeup artist to provide a touchup kit in case you need to powder your face or add more lip color
Listen to your photographer and share your vision with the photographer
Don't forget to have fun in the process