Post # 1
I’m so overwhelmed by everything I need to do! I’m the first of my friends/sisters to get engaged in the last few decades (so mom/aunts are not very helpful)
I have a few questions about engagement photos:
A. About how much money did you spend on engagement photos
B. Any recommendations for photographers in Northern California?
C. What kind of setting was your engagement photos in?
Any help is appreciated!
Post # 3
A. Our engagement pictures were free with our package
B. Don’t know sorry!
C. We had a few different settings – we went to a park and did some pics on the swings, did some at the train station on the tracks, went to the river and did some by the waterfall, found a really nice gazebo and garden and did some pics there. We just went all over the city with our photographer and did shots all around. For the first half of the shoot I wore a dress & flats and for the other half I changed into a tank top & jeans (it was in the spring and on the hottest day!). We wanted our pics to be more on the funny/goofy side as that’s our personalities, but we also did some more serious/romantic ones too.
Post # 4
@Ccalifornia18: A lot of photographers include engagement photos in their packages, so inquire with your favorite photographers first. And if the photographer is a pro, they should be working with you to think about locations! Photogs know more about how certain locations work when it comes to light so some locations might be pretty, but actually don’t photograph very well
Post # 5
A. our engagement session was part of our wedding photo package (consisted of one hour with the primary photographer)
C) We did our session in a local park…. the park offered a bunch of different backgrounds (water, benches, trees, etc)……..
I wore a dress and my DH wore jeans and a polo….. We tried to stick with what we normally wear…..
I would recommend an outfit that you feel great in….. and bring a second outfit to change into…..
Consider it to be a good time to get to know your photographer and for our photographer to get learn more about you/FI. Tell him/her what style of photography you are looking for, what types of photos you are looking to get, etc. The engagement shoot is a great chance to get comfortable having your picture taken by a professional (I felt weird at first but after 20 minutes or so it felt kinda cool)………