Location

Pick a spot that has special meaning to you. Whether it be the scene of the proposal, your favorite pastime or even the park you walk your dog. It's always great when you are in a place that you know and love! It's especially wonderful if we are doing an activity where it doesn't feel like a photo shoot, more like a fun day apple picking, paddle boarding or hanging out in Fenway Park. We generally like to pick 2 locations within an hour from Boston that vary in atmosphere to give you plenty of diversity in your photos. For location suggestions, click HERE.

 This couple chose Gloucester - the town where they first met and fell in love

This couple chose Gloucester - the town where they first met and fell in love

 This couple chose a lighthouse in Gloucester

This couple chose a lighthouse in Gloucester

 Beacon Hill never dissappoints in any season

Beacon Hill never dissappoints in any season

 These two chose the stage where they often perform together in Newburyport

These two chose the stage where they often perform together in Newburyport

Outfits

Wear an outfit that you love. Don't feel like you have to dress up if fancy is not your thing. That being said, if you love the glam - go for it! Sporty, punk-rock, beach-chic whatever you feel amazing in will show up the best on camera. If you want to pull off an outfit change mid-session, we definitely recommend it.

1. Lighter colored outfits generally photograph better than dark ones. Try to pick something classic and not too trendy.

2. Choose outfits which compliment but do not exactly match each other

3. Don't forget accessories! Interesting hair pieces, hats, scarves, earrings can all create more interest in the photos

4. Don't fear the shoes - if you want to wear expensive heels or loafers but are afraid of trekking over rocks, put them in a bag and you can walk in more comfortable shoes from location to location

5. For the ladies - flowy dresses look amazing in engagement photos! It's always lovely to capture movement in outfits.

 This couple was going for a nautical beachy vibe

This couple was going for a nautical beachy vibe

 The pink dress draws the focus on the bride-to-be

The pink dress draws the focus on the bride-to-be

 The perfect mix of casual and dressy in Marblehead

The perfect mix of casual and dressy in Marblehead

 Looking glamorous despite freezing temperatures

Looking glamorous despite freezing temperatures

Hair and Makeup

Lots of soon-to-be brides choose to get their pre-wedding hair and makeup trail done on this day, which gives you that awesome "just got out of the salon" feel. If you can't swing it for the schedule, no worries. Style your hair and makeup as you normally do when you go out.

 Natural makeup to accentuate her features

Natural makeup to accentuate her features

 This bride chose a more natural look for hair and makeup

This bride chose a more natural look for hair and makeup

 Pretty makeup with a light lip tint

Pretty makeup with a light lip tint

 Glamorous professionally applied makeup

Glamorous professionally applied makeup

Scheduling

Our weekends are extremely busy during wedding season so we schedule engagement sessions during the week in the late afternoon so you would only have to take a couple hours off from work. We love to catch the "golden hour" so we meet approximately 2-2.5 hours before sunset. Early mornings also work, as long as we try to avoid the hours of 10am-3pm, when the sun and the shadows are the harshest.

 Loving that sunset glow!

Loving that sunset glow!

 The sunset quality looks different during the winter time

The sunset quality looks different during the winter time

 As the sun sets, we can play with the light

As the sun sets, we can play with the light

 Even shaded light

Even shaded light

Props!

Anything from a large blanket you can wrap around yourselves to a picnic to bikes! Whatever you choose to bring will certainly add an element of fun to the photos. Another option is to bring your pets! Just make sure it's safe for them to hang out in the car or someone else can take them for part of the session.

 Simple and sweet!

Simple and sweet!

 What a spread! This couple went all out for their picnic session

What a spread! This couple went all out for their picnic session

 Penny loved her time in the park during this session!

Penny loved her time in the park during this session!

Poses

It is our job to make sure you look stunning in each photo. Let us worry about poses and you just focus on having a great time!

Rain Check

Snow or a passing shower is fine but we unfortunately cannot photograph in full-on rain without risking our gear and your comfort. We're always checking reports leading up to the day and if we have to call it, we do our best to reschedule. Don't worry though, if it rains on your wedding day, we've got you covered :)