This is a guest post by Olga Pomeransky at Best for Bride
There are so many reasons to have an engagement photo shoot. Not only does it help you practice for your wedding day photography, it gives you the chance to become comfortable with your photographer and the pictures are perfect for your wedding stationery. However, the most beautiful reason has to be that engagement photos celebrate a huge milestone in your life. Like this article on the Huff Post mentions, these pictures are beautiful memoirs of the beginning of your love and commitment to each other, which makes it very special.
Best for Bride (http://www.BestForBride.com), Canada's leading bridal dress chain, has the following tips to help you nail your engagement photo shoot.
Choose a great location
Great backdrops make for great pictures. So, find a location that will set the right tone for your pictures. Decide whether you want to shoot indoors or outdoors based on how you want your pictures to look. You can also choose a location that is meaningful to you, like the place where you met each other. Discuss with your photographer, as he may have suggestions too.
Find flattering outfits
Your outfits should not only fit correctly, but should also complement you. Simple silhouettes and solid colors photograph well. Avoid details that distract and anything too trendy that will make your photos look dated in few years. Choose your individual outfits in such a way that your overall look comes together beautifully. Also think of how the colors and style will look in the background you have chosen for your pictures.
Make an effort to look good
Pay extra attention to your hair and makeup on the day, since this will make a huge difference to your photos. Apply more makeup than you usually do, but try to keep it natural so you look like a better version of yourself in the pictures. Not all makeup is photogenic. So, it may be a good idea to stay away from fake tans, bronzer and glitter that look unnatural in photos.
Let your photographer guide you
Keep an open mind and welcome your photographer's suggestions. As an experienced professional, he/she will have a good idea of how to capture gorgeous photos in the given setting. Your photographer may advise you on which profile looks best or what poses may look good. Be willing to try it out and the product is bound to be amazing.
Relax and enjoy yourselves
The more fun you have during your engagement photo shoot, the more interesting your pictures will be. Be yourselves, and enjoy yourself as you pose. Smile from your heart and let your love shine through. Relax and enjoy the shoot, and you will be amazed by the results.
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