Tips for your engagement session; Linda Barry Photography; Portland ME Wedding Photographer

First off, if you’re reading this and newly engaged – Congratulations!! It is such an exciting time in your life to be engaged to the person of your dreams! Not to mention, we all enjoy some new fabulous jewelry to show off ūüėČ

My goal with this post is to provide some tips to help you get ready for your upcoming engagement session so that you walk away from your session completely satisfied – and happy!!!

What to wear??

I get asked this question quite a bit, so check out this blog post that will tell you all that you need to know!


Make it true

When we are working together, my number one priority is to capture¬†your love, not someone else’s idea of what love should look like. If you want to use props, that’s great! However, choose props that have special meaning to you and your fiance, so that we can¬†tell your story together, and share it with the world.¬†Make it true to the two of you!! Don’t get caught up in bringing all kinds of cute things you found online, but you don’t really know why you’re using them. This is your time to make it all about your love!!


It’s not always about location

Sure, having an engagement session at a really cool location can make for some super neat photos, but sometimes simple is better. Again, we’re showcasing your love, and not necessarily the cool building that you’re leaning against. To go along with making it true, choose a location that has sentimental value to the both of you! Was it where you had your first date? Where he proposed? Where you go to get away together? Do you both love hiking? Or maybe you love the beach? Try to think of places that will really showcase the two of you and your personalities. If you need help thinking of a location, I am always more than willing to help with that!!


Look up ideas

This may sound like the complete opposite of what I’ve just been saying, but it can be a good idea to look up engagement photos, so that way you can figure out¬†why you like them, so that we can incorporate that into your photos. Do you like the serious photos? What about the ones where one person is whispering sweet nothings into the other’s ear? The sweet kisses? Being swept off your feet? It’s important to have an idea what YOU want to get out of your photos, so that I can help you both get the absolute most possible out of your session!

Why should we have engagement photos done?

Having an engagement session with your wedding photographer is super important, because it helps you all get familiar with each other, and able to know what works and doesn’t work. This way, on one of the most important days of your life, you have no worries that your photographer will capture exactly what you want, and you know you can trust him or her. Having an engagement session is the first step in building that essential trust needed for your big day!!



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