Post # 1
This saturday we will be taking e pics and I need some advice. My FI is wearing a navy suit and I plan on wearing a purple top or dress. Do you have any sugggestions? We’re having his brother take them and he is very good with the camera, but he has never done this before.
What are some must have poses?? And do you have any tips for makeup or hair??
Post # 3
Our photographer asked us to forget he was there and just talk to each other. Before we knew it we were laughing and hugging and even kissing naturally despite the camera. Hopefully some other bees will have some more suggestions for you.
Post # 4
I highly recommend looking at a few photographer websites and blogs for examples of different poses and different shots. I would also start off the e-pic shoot in something more comfortable (I found it hard to relax in the beginning so I was glad I wasn’t all dressed up or else I’d be even MORE tense!) AND most importantly – have fun! Smile, laugh, kiss! My FI and I had TONS of fun at our e-pic session – more fun than we imagined!
Post # 5
Check out this photographers website. http://www.theyoungrens.com and click on the blog in the archives you’ll find TONS of wedding and engagement sessions. Then you can get a better idea of some good posses… my best advice would be to just be yourself! be natural if you are acting stiff then you’ll look stiff and unnatural in your pics and you don’t want that!
Post # 6
Make sure your make-up is slightly darker than your usual day-to-day wear. Otherwise, you’ll end up looking washed out.
Post # 7
I will generally allow my couples to be themselves and give a little direction just to make the image look better but without making the image look to posed. Being yourself and having fun with your FI will always yield better results in emotion and expression.
It terms of clothing, I will ask the couple to bring 2 sets. One that is more casual and one that that is more fashionable.
Makeup is also important as the images will come out better.
Take a look at some of my recent e-pics I shot and see if you like them.
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2018 - LDS Seattle Temple & Hotel 1000
I always start off my sessions by giving the couple some distance. I walk a little ways off and tell them "I have to fiddle with my camera and work on the settings, go ahead and just interact". This usually leads to them laughing and talking with each other about how nervous they are and weird the whole thing is, but when people look at the pictures all they see is a couple laughing and joking with each other in love.
Maybe you could ask your photographer to give you some distance in the beginning so you can forget they are there for a few minutes?
Also, tell the photographer what you want! Do you want lots of looking straight into the camer and smiling? Or do you want shots of the two of you moving and interacting with each other? Making that clear at the beginning of the shoot (or through an email beforehand) will help your photographer know how to approach things from the very beginning.
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion
Make sure you wear lipstick! I only wore gloss and I regret it–it almost looks like I’m wearing no makeup! Also, if you’re nervous, drink a beer or take a shot beforehand. Just be natural and act like you’re just lovin’ on your man!
Post # 10
I suggest sexy shoes (though not necessarily high heels). They make me feel hott and that translates to more confident, which looks better for the camera. Plus they can make for some great photos!
Post # 11
Thanks bees! I’ve sent his brother some pictures that I like of other couples and he seems to know what we are going for. Plus, he knows us!
I’m so excited! We’ve been engaged for 2 years so this feels like we are actually getting married! (Not that having my dress and shoes already in my closet isn’t already enough!)