Engagement Photo Shoot Tips To Inspire Ideas

We are so excited to feature our bride and groom’s engagement photo session in San Clemente, Orange County.  These beautiful engagement photos were taken by one of our favorite wedding photographers, Jaime Davis.  We always encourage our couples to incorporate their unique personal expression into every detail of their wedding and engagement photo sessions are one of the best ways to express your personalities. So with this feature we wanted to give you some engagement photo shoot tips to help you prepare for your photo shoot. Our fun and lovely couple wanted their engagement photos to showcase their life passion so Jaime spent a few hours taking them to some key spots in San Clemente, CA.

For many brides and groom’s, this will probably be their first time taking any kind of professional photos.  No need to worry.  We have a few engagement photo shoot tips to help you get started on preparing for your shoot. Before we begin, here are a few things to remember.  First and foremost, having photos of you and the one you love as you prepare to spend the rest of your lives together is irreplaceable. These photos are about who you are together; the horizon of a new journey, all that you have become as a couple and all that you will be as a family. Second, they are the absolute best way to prepare for your wedding day photos.  You will get a change to get to know your photographer better and be able to get used to being in front of the camera. And third, who doesn’t want an excuse to get dressed up and to cuddle up with your fiance!

1. DETERMINE THE FEEL YOU WANT FOR YOUR ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS

…what do you and your fiance love to do together? What is your personality? What is the story of your relationship? Your engagement photo session should tell the story of your relationship. Who you are to each other. Whether at a coffee shop, the park, a sports complex, an open field, downtown, the library, on the water, the session is about telling your story.

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2. CONSIDER HAVING YOUR HAIR & MAKE-UP DONE BY A PROFESSIONAL

…it’s a great way to get to know a hair/make-up artist for your wedding and can make you feel more confident and beautiful, which shows through in photos!

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3. THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX

…bring some props, think of an activity or a theme. Having some inspiration to build a session around makes it so much fun! Think of your favorite movie, book, pastime or crazy idea. Trust me, no idea is too crazy :)

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4. LOOK HOT

…Yes, you have permission. Go shopping. Have fun! You’re going to have these photos forever and they document such an important part of your story together. You’re allowed to be a hot couple! Most couples bring a couple different outfits. A few guidelines: Wear something you love and feel comfortable in. Compliment each other but don’t go too matchy-matchy. Accessorize & layer. Don’t wear too much black or white. Wear cute shoes!

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5. RELAX & HAVE FUN

….you don’t have to be a pro in front of the camera. These sessions are about having fun and getting some quality time with the one you love, no pressure to be a model, just be yourself.

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A HUGE thank you to Jaime Davis for sharing these beautiful photos! After a year of wedding planning, our couple is ready to tie the knot at the beautiful Chart House in Redondo Beach, CA. We simply cannot wait for their big day this weekend!

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