Tips for a fun Engagement Session

An engagement session is a great chance for me to get to know you better, build some more rapport and a good warm-up session before the wedding day.  Here are five tips I’ve compiled to read through before your engagement session.

1. Location

Over the years, I have gathered my go-to photo spots. I can suggest many engagement session locations in Calgary, Canmore, Banff and the surrounding areas if you need them.  There are plenty of beautiful parks, urban areas, cool back alleys, sandstone buildings and mountain settings outside of the city that we can take advantage of.  I also love going to new places if there is a location that is meaningful to you as a couple that we can explore.

2. Season

Doing your engagement session in the opposite season of your wedding photos gives you lots of variety.  It will be a nice memory as you look back at your different photos. And, we live in a climate in Alberta where there are 4 distinct seasons. Don’t rule out winter either.  A winter background can be beautiful and romantic.

3. Pets and props

Pets and props are always welcome.  Bring your furry family member to add an element of fun and playfulness to your session.  Props are also a good way to express your personality as a couple and make your images unique to you.

4. What to wear

Wear something that makes you feel confident and comfortable.   Don’t be afraid of colour, layers and accessories.  Try to think about your location and choose colours that fit well or stand out from the background. Coordinate without being matchy-matchy.  For more tips and advice click here for my post on What to Wear.

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5. Hair & make up

An engagement session is a great opportunity to do a trial run with your wedding-day hair and makeup artist. You can check out some suggestions from vendors that I have worked with here.

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I hope you found these tips useful and I hope to see you soon for your engagement session.