Tips for a Great Engagement Session
Lastly, I give my clients a few tips for a great shoot. Since I primarily use natural light for engagement shoots I preach "please be on time". I not only say it, but I let them know why they should be on time. If we are shooting 1 hour before sunset, time is not on our side. Once the lamp goes out the shoot is over no matter if we have finished or not. Next, I ask that the couple wear something that is comfortable and casual. It is best that their outfits compliment one another - not identical but go nicely together. If their will be significant walking and your client is planning to wear heels, I suggest bringing flats to walk from point A to point B. We do a lot of shoots in the city where typically there is significant walking involved and you would be surprised how much time this saves as well how much the client will appreciate your recommendation. Lastly, as a nice added touch to the shoot I ask that the clients bring a prop. Something that represents their relationship. It could be anything! A favorite record, football, pooch, or even starbucks coffee if you can't live without it.