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PORTRAIT SESSION GUIDE

SCHEDULING YOUR SESSION

Engagement sessions typically last around 2 hours and are most likely to be on a weekday in the evening. Some couples opt for a sunrise session to beat the heat of the summer.

While it’s not always possible to schedule on a weekday, sidewalks are less busy, parks are usually emptier, and we can schedule you further in advance.

ABOUT YOUR SESSION

Portrait sessions are about celebrating your story and love for each other, but also it's a chance to "unlearn" how you've previously taken photos up to this point in life. To capture moments that tell your story, embrace individuality, showcase creativity, and illustrate the love you share.

Our sessions are very laid back, free flowing, and creative. Our collaborative result is a set of moment to share with friends and family. Beyond from having photos of the two of you, this session is when we really get to know each other. You, us, and the camera. You’ll quickly get a feel for how we use subtle direction to capture you naturally.

LOCATIONS

Let us start by saying we can shoot anywhere and we're often influenced by the environment in which we're shooting. It’s usually a good idea to choose a unique location that’s reflective of you both.

Think about things that inspire you: consider places that have sentimental meaning for you or that’s fun or different about your hobbies, careers, or passions. Make it as personal as you can. The best locations are a mix of quirky and obscure.

Get together and brainstorm. If your style is more modern and minimal we may want to pick a city block with modern store fronts, a building or restaurant with flare, an art museum, or a parking garage with geometric architecture, or an industrial setting, just as a couple of examples.

If you’re both foodies, a colorful outdoor market or a picnic may be an option. If you’re both constantly found with your nose buried in books, a bookstore, library, or a study might be right for you.

Think about the colors and style of any potential locations and how you can compliment them with your outfits. If it helps, include your pets to help show who you are and what makes you different, so absolutely bring them along

Keep in mind that sometimes the best locations for a shoot are in the most unusual places. These are just a few ideas to help you get started choosing a location.

And if you have a concept or a theme you want to incorporate feel free to talk to us about what you have in mind and we can work together on executing your ideas. we're always up for scouting new and unique locations for you.

WHAT TO WEAR

Primary colors play a big part in our sessions. A touch of red, yellow, or blue can make anything pop and help you stand out from the background. Adding a pair of red or yellow shoes, or a bright blue shirt or tie will transform your outfits.

Avoid baggy button down shirts and be sure to bring a comfortable pair of shoes to change in and out of because we’ll probably do a bit of walking. Also, try to avoid any clothing that may show visible straps, tags, or semi-transparent clothing that could reveal undergarments.

During the session, plan on only carrying the bare minimum. If you can, leave purses, bags, cellphones, etc in your car... or I can carry them for you.

Remember - confidence is everything in photographs. What you choose to wear should be something you feel comfortable in. Something that compliments your physical features, your individuality, something you can move in, and something that makes you feel amazing.

This guide was written to give a few tips to help plan for your session, but it’s in no way a rule book. It’s just a few pointers to help give you in the right direction to make sure you’re ready for the camera.

WE CAN'T WAIT TO CAPTURE YOU TWO

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