Tips To Prepping For An Engagement Session

Congrats on your engagement! Now that the big day is coming, you’ll want to capture the special moment with a beautiful engagement session. These photos can be used for your save the dates, invitations, or just as a keepsake for the two of you. To ensure your photos turn out perfect and reflect your unique personality, follow this guide for everything you need to know about preparing for the big day.

What to Wear

Choosing the perfect outfit for an engagement session can be tricky. Take into consideration the season, location, and atmosphere. Go for something timeless and elegant, yet fun and unique. Remember that a photo session is not the time to experiment with trends! Choose something that you feel comfortable in so your confidence will shine.

Bring Props

Small props can make a huge impact on your photos. Consider bringing sentimental items like a bouquet of roses, your engagement ring, or props that represent you and your partner’s passions. Plus!! Adding props will give a unique twist to your engagement pictures.

Pick a Location

A great engagement session will most likely occur outdoors. The possibilities are truly endless and your options for engagement session locations can be whatever you want them to be! Remember to choose a spot that is meaningful and that pairs well with the outfits you’ve chosen. Another thing to keep in mind is to check the weather and availability of the location beforehand and don’t forget to bring a blanket to snuggle up on and get in some romantic poses!

Get Ready to Smile

A great engagement session starts with a smile! I know that sounds a little cheesy but it is so true! My recommendation is to spend a few minutes practicing your best smile in the mirror and don’t be too hard on yourself. This is your time to shine and just HAVE FUN!! If you are still feeling unsure, spend the morning with your partner doing something fun to boost your confidence. This is always a trick that helps my couples feel super good before their engagement session happens!

Hire a Makeup Artist

Hiring a makeup artist for the engagement session can make a huge impact!! Not only will you feel super confident but you will also have a blast beforehand setting you up to have a great time with me by your side! My recommendation is to have the artist do a makeup trial before your session and pay attention to the colors and application. This will even help you get ideas and inspiration for your wedding day makeup!

Alyssa Flores Photography | Santa Barbara Wedding + Engagement Photographer

Following these tips will ensure that your engagement session is filled with beautiful memories that you’ll love for years to come! If you are planning an engagement session in Santa Barbara, I’m your girl! I’m ready to capture your love so you can remember this moment in time forever. Head over to my contact page so we can get planning!