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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.


Preparation

  • 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



Execution

  • Transportation

  • 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


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