Post # 1
We have our engagment shoot this thursday, and were starting at 5 30 pm since its suppose to sunny out. Our photographer emailed me asking if we prefer nature vs urban, and were deffinetly a nature setting kind of couple…fits us best…he also asked us if we had any ideas for the shoot? I Dont know!!?? Should i know?? what were your ideas?
Post # 3
@loveisallyouneed24: We didn’t have any ideas except nature setting…..and I sooooooo wish we did! I was super disappointed in our e-pics. I am doing a bridal session for fun and that photographer asked me to do a pinterest board of pics I like and share it with him — so awesome! I feel so much more excited about this one and more confidant that I will end up with pics I like!!
Post # 5
@78science: thats what im affraid of…however were pretty easy going and just a few nice shots is all i care about i guess 🙂 lol
Post # 6
My photographer said we were welcome to bring props (when I asked her about them) but that she wasn’t really into them personally. She ended up guiding us through the whole thing so we didn’t really have to come up with our own ideas. If you have something in mind that you like (eg. oversized balloons, jumping pictures, drawing in the sand at the beach, etc.) then I’m sure your photographer would be open to the idea. Good luck!
Post # 7
I would defintely scour pinterest if you have time. Our photgrapher basically guided us through the whole thing, and we got some good pics, but I felt like they were a bit boring and I wish we would have come up with something more creative (our “theme” was good, but the poses themselves were just meh). Same with the wedding – I regret not spending more time looking for photos to recreate.
Post # 8
@loveisallyouneed24: Before we booked our photographer we told her we wanted to do something outside and we wanted to include certain things such as having a picnic and having Fiance playing his guitar. Our photographer encouraged us to bring any significant props and even suggested to show her any images we wanted to recreate. I sent her a few images from Pinterest I wanted to recreated. She did an amazing job and added her own flair to the images…they came out even better than the images I sent her! 🙂
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
I haven’t really done an engagement session yet, but maybe you guys can do some kind of picnic if it’s in a nature setting? if you have a dog maybe include him/her.. maybe some stuff in trees if you’re in a foresty setting?
Post # 10
@loveisallyouneed24: We are pretty easy going, too 🙂 We didn’t want any props or theme or anything, but our poses were really awkward looking and unnatural. We got a few shots we can use, but I was hoping for enough to fill a photobook to use as a guestbook….not going to happen!
I think the pinterest board helps give the photographer an idea of what style of photography we like (I realized I kinda like the artsy dramatic more than the cute, or with props look….I hadn’t really thought about it until I started pinning the pictures that struck me most!)
Post # 11
Our photographer asked us this too, surprised me a bit b/c I thought they’d just position and direct us completely. BUT it did give us the freedom to try different things on the spot and be creative and personalize our shoot instead of being so posed. Surely you have some favorite pics you’ve seen online? Email those to your photog and describe what kind of feel you had in mind. Don’t worry too much, it’s a bit awkward being the center of a photo shoot but try to relax and enjoy your Fiance and it will show in the pictures 🙂 Have fun!
Post # 12
Darling Husband played college football and its one of his “passions” he wasn’t too into the idea of e-shoots but I told him we would incorporate football. Which we did. We had (what I think) is an absolutely adorable shot of him trying to get a football away from me. I’m holding it and he’s picking me up. We’re both giggling and it just turned out super cute! We also got shots of us walking with him holding it. Just a simple little detail that made it “us”.
Post # 13
Well usually a themed shoot comes from the couple wanting a theme or the photographer setting it up and just finding a couple who was into it. Basically if you want props you bring them, if you have a particular location in mind anything of that nature. The posing and stuff leave up to the photographer once you’re there but he/she is probably asking because they don’t know if you WANT a themed shoot or if a location has special meaning.
Post # 14
I wouldn’t immediately assume that they are asking that question because they themselves don’t know what they are doing, it’s probably more to allow you the opportunity to interject some of your personality and wishes into the direction of the shoot. But if you don’t have any specific ideas your photographer still should be able to make something work for you.
Post # 15
@continuumphotography: You are (hopefully) correct. They are probably just trying to make sure that they capture images that are “you”. A lot of people have opinions about what they want to see. They are probably just trying to cover their bases.