(Closed) Must have engagement shoot shots?

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I loved our engagement shoot! It was relatively cheap… ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@IcaJess13:  Thank you! Honestly, my favorite shot of them all! And I had no idea she had gotten a shot like that. 

If you are really in love, and are having a good time, your shots will turn out great regardless!! My FH HATED it at first until he realized that the photographer would tell us if she wanted to do something specific, otherwise, we were there to have fun!  Afterwards, he couldn’t wait for the pictures to come!

 

Edited to say: And half of our pics are candid pictures, where we are actually laughing and having a good time, which is sooo much better than posed pics (in my opinion) and honeslty, I had no idea what I truly looked like happy and laughing until these pics!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Here’s a few from our recent e-shoot.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@IcaJess13:  lol! Here’s one where you can see it better ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

Must haves for engagement shoots?  How about – must have creative photographer?

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@IcaJess13:  his sleeve is nearly complete, but he has some flowers that aren’t colored. He’s a tattoo artist so we don’t have to worry about covering anything ๐Ÿ™‚

@continuumphotography:  yes a creative photographer is important, but some people like to have their own ideas in mind. I took pictures with me so my photographer had a better idea of what we wanted, and I’m glad I did. Our pics turned out exactly the way we hoped.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We had our session with five photography students (so free engagement photos!) and at first, we both felt awkward having them all focusing on us. However, after we started to relax – the photos became much better. We went from posing, with stiff smiles, to being just us. It’s difficult to pick a favourite photo – but here are two I really like.

 

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

 

@IcaJess13:  

I don’t think it hurts for clients to have an idea of how they want their engagement session to go prior to arriving for it.  If they’ve looked at lots of engagement photos, they probably have a good idea of how they need to act in front of the camera, and this helps.  The hardest couple to work with is the one that stands there awkwardly staring at me and won’t move an inch unless I tell them to. 

That being said, looking at other’s engagement photos is a great idea…. so you can get a feeling for how you and Fiance should act.  Not so that you can dictate everything to your photographer.  You should not be doing that, and if you need to, you hired the wrong person.  Before you hire a photographer, make sure you love their style and the photos they typically capture.  Then, once you get to the session, all you really need to do is be relaxed and go along with the flow.  If you want to share any photos with the photographer for inspiration, try really to have it be photos that THEY have taken.  If they do a specific type of shot that you like it doesn’t hurt to mention that you’d like to include it.  Beyond that, let your photographer guide you.  They will be the ones who know how to do this best ๐Ÿ™‚

Also, everyone wants natural, candid moments in their shoot!!  That’s definitely what looks the best.  So… my number one tip is, give your photographer those moments to capture!  Relax, pretend the photog isn’t even there and enjoy being with each other.  They will be capturing your beautiful moments in the meantime.

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