ENGAGEMENT SESSION INFORMATION
I am SO excited for your engagement session!
Your session is really just about celebrating your love and life together. It's a chance to capture moments that tell your story and illustrate the love you share. During your session I want you to relax, have fun and be yourselves! When you're having a good time the result is photos of real moments that capture who you are authentically.
Shooting an engagement session not only gives you a beautiful set of pictures to cherish, but it also allows you to experience what your photography will be like on your wedding day. Engagement sessions are an amazing way to overcome a little of that anxiety, and it will help you to get comfortable in front of the camera before your special day so you'll have one less thing to stress about. It is also a great way for me to learn about both of your personalities and how best to capture them and tell your story on your wedding day.
DATE AND TIME
Lighting is the most important element in creating breathtaking photos! I love shooting in natural light, and the best time to shoot is during sunset. It gives the most flattering light and provides a romantic setting. Normally I start the sessions 1.5 hours before sunset, but of course we'll chat about exact time and place to meet!
Choosing a location can be overwhelming. There are lots of options out there, as well as a lot of Pinterest ideas that can change your mind a hundred times. The key to narrowing down a location is to choose something that is meaningful to you and reflects who you are as a couple. Picking a location based on your interest is a great place to start. I want you to pick a location where you can feel the most comfortable and relaxed.
Nature. Whether you choose the woods where you go hiking, the beach where
you spend your summer relaxing, or the park where you play with your dog, the outdoors are
always a perfect backdrop and offers dreamy natural lighting.
Explore the city. Let's head downtown and get fun and funky photos in
undiscovered alleyways, on the streets, or even on rooftops for a more intimate view of the city.
Personal. Do you have a place that means a lot to you? It could be where you first met, the
place he proposed, or even your favourite ice cream shop.
Cozy at home. Whether you have an eye for home décor or if the weather isn’t very nice,
you can curl up at home and I’ll capture you in your most natural element.
Little River Corridor
Navy Yard Park
Two Creeks Conservation
Serenity Lavender Farm (Seasonal)
Wagner Orchards (Seasonal)
Warkentin Christmas Tree Farm (Seasonal)
Chatham Sunflower Fields (Seasonal)
WHAT TO WEAR
Don't forget you can have up to two looks for your engagement session! I recommend a semi formal and a casual look. But deciding what to wear for your session can be overwhelming, especially if you don't consider yourself a fashion expert. I'm here to help every step of the way so feel free to text or email me photos of outfits ahead of time, that way I can help you decide what will work best given your location and the weather that day!
When it comes choosing colours for your outfits, I would recommend sticking to solid neutrals and earthy tones. Think cream, tan, camel, forest green, navy, black, brown, rust, blush, dusty rose, mustard yellow, misty blue, etc. When picking a colour, keep your location and partner in mind. Choosing hues that compliment your surrounding is a great way to balance the focus between you and the environment. You don't want to blend into your background or be too matching your partner.
Remember to go for comfort. Wear clothes that make you feel like you. You should feel 100% confident in the outfit you choose. If you are wearing something you feeling awkward in, it may translate into the photos. So choose something comfortable enough to sit down and have fun in.
Tip: Wearing dresses and fabric that flows is ideal in creating beautiful movement in photos.
Also, try to stay away from anything with busy patterns as it can be distracting in photos.
STYLING YOUR SESSION
Props can be as simple as being part of your outfit like a hat or jacket. Whatever props
you want to bring, make sure it makes sense with your location and outfit choices! Some
more ideas for props and activities are popping champagne, riding bicycles, having a picnic, holding a bouquet of flowers, smoke bombs and even bringing your pet!