Love is a beautiful and timeless emotion that deserves to be cherished and celebrated. Celebrating love through photography is a special way to preserve memories and moments of joy. Whether it’s an engagement photo, wedding photo, or anniversary photo, capturing love through the lens is an investment in memories that will last a lifetime. In this article, we will explore some things to keep in mind for every photo session.
After you’ve become engaged, you can have some professional photos taken to commemorate celebrating love during this time. The photos taken during the engagement photo shoot can be used for save-the-date cards, wedding invitations, and other wedding-related materials. This is the perfect way to personalize your wedding stationery.
There is no set time frame for having an anniversary photo shoot. So, whether you’ve been married one year or fifty years, it is always a great time! These photos can be placed in a photo album or scrapbook and added to all the photos throughout your relationship.
What’s the most important thing? Location, location, location! Okay, that might pertain to real estate, but where you take your photos will be very important, as well. Your engagement photos can be taken at a place where you met, had your first date, or somewhere that holds significance for you. Your wedding photos could incorporate this, and if you are able, your anniversary photos can be in the same location as your engagement photos.
Your wedding clothing has already been decided, but for your engagement and anniversary photos, you should really put some thought into what you will wear. Select outfits that are comfortable, flattering, and reflect your personal style. Avoid wearing anything too casual or too formal. Unless you want to really do it up for special anniversaries like 25 or 50 years. If you will be in front of a background, make sure the clothing you wear will show up and won’t blend into the background.
Strike A Pose
There is nothing wrong with practicing your poses before your photos are taken. You can determine your most flattering angles, if you have a better side, or if the clothing you wanted to wear just doesn’t look right. Then you can share your insights with your photographer regarding angles and which is your better side.
The time of day can greatly impact the lighting and overall look of your photos. Consider the natural light at different times of day and choose a time that will be most flattering for you. Do you want golden hour photos? Sunrise? Sunset? Are you just going to be inside somewhere for your photos? If you will be in more than one location, determine the order of locations that are the best to capture your day.
Any of the photos that are taken can incorporate props to enhance the photos. The props can be meaningful to your relationship, such as items from your wedding day or items that represent your interests as a couple. Engagement photos can incorporate the significant moments in your relationship up to that point. Additionally, props could be from your favorite hobbies, shared interests, or inside jokes.
Above all, make sure to have fun and enjoy the experience of celebrating love during your photo shoot. This is a special moment in your relationship, and the photos will be a lasting reminder of your love and commitment to each other.