Hello bride to be (or already Mrs)! As wedding photographers, we get so many questions around how couples can get the best photos from their Engagement Session and these same great questions can apply to Anniversary sessions! Through our experience, we have noticed 3 key factors that play a role in couples loving their photos! Use the below insider advice for your engagement or anniversary session and you will love your photos!
Choosing what to wear to your anniversary or engagement session, is going to be 80% of the deciding factor for if you love your photos or not. It is the one thing you can control that the wedding photographer cannot. Why is this so important? Because if you do not love what you are wearing, or how it does (or does not) flatter your features, you will not enjoy the images from your session!
(This might tap into Anniversary Sessions a bit more if you have children)
Did You Know? Majority of women do not have professional images taken because of a feature they are self-conscious about? Don’t let a beautiful season in your life pass without being captured because of it!
If you are self-conscious about any of your features, you need to be honest with your photographer before your session! It is nothing to be embarrassed about! Unfortunately, Hollywood has it in our head that we need a 6 pack and killer legs to be beautiful, and honey that is not the case!
But I get it…you want to look your absolute best! Which is why I am going to be honest, in hopes that you will too! I am self-conscious about my upper arms, double chin when I look down, my lower tummy (after having two beautiful little girls, it’s not what it use to be), and my blinding white legs (this Arizona girl needs a bit more sun)!
Any area you may feel self-conscious about is not something to hide from your photographer! If you can share that upfront, your photographer can focus on posing you in ways that flatter (or hide) those areas! And believe me, you will love your images because of it! No photoshop needed!
To make the most out of your engagement or anniversary session, you want to ensure you are on time so you do not feel rushed, and in a great mood so that you can show real emotion during your session! Your session is an experience, and we want it to be a great one! The way you feel during your engagement session will play a big role in how you feel when you look at your images.
Rather you are recently engaged and preparing for your engagement session, or married for 20 years and taking your first ever, professional anniversary photos, I hope these tips have helped you! I promise, all the extra effort you put into choosing the right outfits, protecting your body image and being ready for your session will pay off!
Curious if we would be a great fit to capture your engagement session or anniversary session! Inquire HERE and let’s chat!
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