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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 :)