Engagement / Couples Shoot- Prep Guide

Couples and Engagement Shoots are a great way to capture a wonderful chapter in your life together as a couple. The start to an amazing new beginning!

Here are some tips and tricks I've found to be super helpful in preparing for your session so it can be as fun, stress free and enjoyable as possible.

What to expect

Couple shoots usually last up to an hour, which is plenty of time to capture images of you together.

The aim of a couples session is to deliver a series of beautiful natural images that reflect who you are together.  The focus is very much on capturing genuine moments that reflect your love and connection. No stiff poses here - I will never heavily direct you during the session because I want to capture your natural interactions and genuine emotions.  Instead, i’ll give you a few prompts or topics for discussion and then stand back and capture the magic!

What to wear for your couples shoot

WEAR WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL GREAT- First and foremost, wear what you are comfortable in and what makes you feel good. You need to like how you look in your pictures as you’ll be keeping them forever! You also want your clothes to reflect your own personality and style.

COORDINATE - Try and colour coordinate your outfits in terms of wearing colours that compliment each other.  For example, choosing a colour from the same colour palette or denims and whites pair well together.  

AVOID anything with big logos or bold colours, to help give photos a more timeless feel.  Neon colours, whilst they look great, can sometimes cast a hue on your skin in photos, so if you really want to wear neon, try and incorporate into an accessory instead.

REMOVE DISTRACTING ITEMS - Remove any distracting items that you do not want included in your beautiful photos e.g. hairbands, wrist bands etc.  I’ll always ask you to remove anything from your pockets also so we don’t have lovely phone outlines sticking through!

What happens in bad weather?

I’ll always get in touch with you a few days before your session to finalise details and at the same time i’ll be keeping a close eye on the weather forecast.  If the weather is looking miserable then I’m always happy to rearrange the session. 

After your session 

After your session I will send you a proofing gallery via email link where you will be able to go through and choose your favourite images depending on the package you have chosen.  You are also welcome to purchase more images if you wish.  Please allow around 2 weeks for your gallery to be delivered, although I will always try and deliver your gallery as soon as possible!