(Closed) What was your engagement session experience?

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Our engagement pictures turned out AMAZING! We wanted to do something more creative, and a little different than typical engagement pictures…so we had a flour fight! We took baking flour, and added in food colouring and made about 4-5 different colours. Then we went and got our pictures done throwing it at each other—sooo much fun and makes for some really cool pictures.

 

We also got the traditional pictures too, but looking back on our collection, my favourite are the flour ones! Good luck to you! 🙂

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

Our photographer did suggest poses, but she also asked if we had anything specific we were looking for.

 

Darling Husband and I had a great time doing our engagement shoots!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

The photographer will pose you and probably demonstrate each person’s position.  They will also say, chin down, look over there, etc.  They are pros and know exactly how to work with couples!  Good luck on your photos!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Our photographer suggested almost all of the poses, but also snapped some natural movements that we made.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

I was skeptical at first about doing one but I had a blast.  Usually the photographer will give you some suggestion, especially if it is someone who has a lot of experience.  Some of the poses might feel silly at first but trust them.  If the photog has a great portfolio then presumedly he/she knows what will work. 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Ours were pre engagement, but still fun! One thing was, we took them around town and on the beach, and FH felt a little self conscious because of our occasional onlookers. The photographer suggested poses and arranged us for shots. We both felt a little silly, but got more comfortable as the session progressed. We’ll see how thy come out, it’s only been a littl over a week

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

@mockblock:  The more ideas you have, the more meaningful and successful the shoot will be.  While great photographers often have excellent suggestions, only you can provide elements that make it unique to you, such as incorporating a meaningful object, location, etc.  Say he works for an NFL team or as a firefighter- maybe bring a football or fireman’s hat. Say he proposed in a vineyard- bring a bottle of wine or something reminiscent of the proposal. Also, think of the vibe you want- is it romantic, playful, humorous, glamorous?  We took a lot of kissy romantic shots and some people feel very uncomfortable doing photos like that, so it’s a good idea to consider the vibe you want ahead of time. 

We went to our photographer with a lot of ideas, two outfits each, and some props.  She helped with the posing and pulling it all together.  We did our photoshoot at the Walt Disney World Boardwalk where my fiance and I first met and also went on our first date, so the location had a lot of meaning. The photos turned out great.  Here are the ones we used on our Save the Dates.  The top image was the back of our Save the Date card, and the side with the writing was the front.

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