These Photos are the ones that last forever. Whether hanging up for all to see or simply to be put out on the announcement as a first Impression, you need to make sure Engagement Photos are done Right. With Over 4 Years of experiance, taking photos for couples I've made a few mistakes along the way, but that only makes me better to present them.
That is why today, I'm presenting to you 5 tips to Improve your Engagement Photography so next time your Aunt is in town for her next big Idaho Wedding and needs a photographer, you can be the Photographer she needs. And maybe the one she deserves, but thats up to you
1.) Time it Right
It's Embarrassing how many photoshoots are ruined simply because the photographer didn't do it in the right time of day. These people are in love, so you need to show them as such in the best possible light. To get such, remember the golden hour rule to shoot late in the day, just as the sun is hitting across the face instead of bonking people on the head. This is a soft light, one that can be better handled in editing and will save your photos and your workload.
2.) Simple Poses
Don't overcomplicate it! Really, you want to keep it as natural as possible. There are too many Photographers out there who go for stiff poses, making their couples look like mannequins or fake in the love. Please don't do this! Maybe Instead of complicated Poses, stick to simple actions that cause a natural pose, such as joke telling, or being playful throughout the shoot.
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3.) Know What You Want from the Shoot
This Kind of goes without saying, But Know what you want! Just like all the tips before, If you don't know the lighting you need, or the best poses for the couple your working with, then you'll only get bad shots out of the end of it. Plan ahead, do your research on what is going to work best, and there is no way that your turn out rate for photos won't just be amazing
4.) Lighting is Key!
This is kinda step 1, but stick with me! This is probably the most important thing to get right, so take care of this. Remember the golden hour rule to shoot late in the day, just as the sun is hitting across the face instead of bonking people on the head. This is a soft light, one that can be better handled in editing and will save your photos and your workload.
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5.) When in Doubt, Kiss!
Enough said. If lighting doesn't work, and keeping it simple with photos doesn't work, then the most natural thing to do (especially for engagement photos) is to do a little smooching! These people are in love, and as a photographer, your one goal with engagement photos is to show how much they love each other, so let it show! It's probably the biggest way to improve your engagement photos for the better.
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