Engagement Tips & Prep


Engagement Tips & Prep


Are you getting excited for your upcoming engagement session?! I can’t wait, it’s going to be so much fun! I wanted to share with you some tips to make sure we are all on the same page and ultimately give you the absolute best engagement photos! I always love these shoots, because not only do we get to know one another better, but it helps you to feel more comfortable in front of the camera before the wedding day!

Here we go…

Please be on time! I am natural-light photographers, and I typically like to shoot in the late afternoon for the best light, so the sun dictates how long I can photograph you. An average shoot lasts 1-2 hours…if you show up 30 minutes late, the session, unfortunately, cannot be extended, unless our plan with you to take some photos at night time 🙂 . I just want to be honest in advance and let you know I want the BEST photography experience for you. And being on time achieves exactly this!

I want every engagement shoot to really capture who “YOU” guys are, so feel free to bring anything along that really reflect your personalities or are meaningful to you.

I am sure you guys got it all figured out in terms of what you want to wear but if you are on the fence or need any ideas or guidance you can check out this blog post, or click the link: http://sandreyphotography.com/engagement_photoshoot_prep/

Some girls choose to have their practice run regarding hair and makeup for the engagement shoot. This helps them feel a little more ‘done-up’ for the shoot and boosts their confidence. I’m not saying this is something you have to do at all, however, what I can say is that in my experience shooting engagement sessions, girls want to feel pretty and confident…and sometimes spending a little extra time getting ready achieves just that.

If you are planning to wear shoes that are high on style, but maybe low on comfort… be sure and pack an extra pair for walking to the car. If we are shooting at the beach, also take that into consideration when planning your footwear. Depending on the location you choose for your session, there may not be a wide selection of places in which to change your outfit. Keep that in mind–what you’ll wear, and what you will wear first.

As always – if you have any other questions just let me know, otherwise, I will see you guys soon!

Andrey Stypin