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.

Acorn Street in Boston

Acorn Street in Boston

Eastern Point Lighthouse in Gloucester

Eastern Point Lighthouse in Gloucester

Mohegan Bluffs in Block Island

Mohegan Bluffs in Block Island

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!

Loving the leather and denim combo!

Loving the leather and denim combo!

This couple went all out for their evening session

This couple went all out for their evening session

The perfect mix of casual and dressy!

The perfect mix of casual and dressy!

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 go out.

Natural makeup to accentuate her features

Natural makeup to accentuate her features

Glamorous professionally applied makeup

Glamorous professionally applied makeup

Scheduling

Our weekends are extremely busy during wedding season so we try to 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 2-3 hours before sunset. If you want some night shots, we can begin 1 hour before sunset. Mornings also work, as long as we try to avoid the hours of 11-2pm when the sun and the shadows are the harshest.

Loving that sunset glow!

Loving that sunset glow!

This photo was taken at dusk approximately 30 minutes after the sun went down

This photo was taken at dusk approximately 30 minutes after the sun went down

Props!

Anything from a large blanket you can wrap around yourselves to scrabble pieces to bikes! Whatever you choose to bring will certainly add an element of fun to the photos. One possibility 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! That being said, if you have something in mind, feel free to share it with us on Pinterest! Follow @fotolovely

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 :)