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Preparing for Your Engagement Session

An engagement photo session is a beautiful way to celebrate an important phase of your relationship and your life. The time you are engaged to your future mate goes by in the blink of an eye. So your engagement photos will be something that brings the memories of this particular time back. If you decide to plan an engagement photo session, you can do some things to prepare. We have put together some tips on getting ready for your engagement session and advice for posing during your session. Our first three tips are covered in more detail in this blog post.

Find the right photographer.

Look for photographers who shoot and edit in a style that you love. Also, check with them to see what they include in their packages and what kind of experience they provide.

Choose outfits that make you feel confident.

The right outfit can make you feel great in front of the camera! It’s also best to coordinate colors instead of trying to match each other.

Bring some unique and personal touches to your session.

Remember why you are investing in photos—to celebrate a special moment in your life. Try to choose a location that is important to your relationship, or implement something personal that you both love.

Know what to expect when it comes to posing for your photos.

It may have been a long time since you’ve taken professional photos, or maybe you have never had professional photos taken before. It can be nerve-wracking to wonder how exactly to pose for the camera. In this post, we will share our favorite tips on posing for your engagement photos so that you can feel comfortable and confident during your session.

Engagement Session Posing Tips

Get Excited About Your Session 

Although some people love being in front of the camera, most of us would agree that nerves run high when someone snaps a picture of us. Whether it has been a while since you’ve had your photos taken, or it’s just not something you naturally feel comfortable doing, it’s essential to go into the day feeling confident. Talk with your fiance about how your engagement photos will document an important chapter in your love story. Personalize your session so that it reflects your personalities. As you find ways to get excited about your session, you’ll feel more confident as you pose in front of the camera.

Trust Your Photographer

When you hire an experienced photographer, you can be assured that they know what they’re doing when it comes to posing. Ask your photographer how they typically pose couples and what guidance they will provide. Talking with your photographer will help you feel confident that your photographer will guide you as you pose during your session and that your photos will turn out beautifully.

Find Popular Engagement Session Poses on Pinterest

Looking at popular poses on Pinterest can be a great way to prepare for posing at your session. First, find a couple of poses you want to try with your fiance, then practice your poses in front of a mirror. You can also share your ideas with your photographer if you have any specific posing requests.

Engagement Poses Ideas

Depending on your photographer and the location of your session, different poses will look better. Here are some common engagement session poses that might work for you:

Close-Up Ring Shot

engagement pose ideas - close up ring shot

A close-up of your engagement ring is a classic engagement session pose. This photo will show off your beautiful new accessory. Many close-up ring shots are taken with the ring-wearer’s hand on their fiance’s chest or draped over his shoulders.

Holding Hands

engagement photo poses - holding hands while standing apart from each other

Another great pose you can do for engagement photos is to stand with some distance between you and your partner, face forward or away from each other and hold hands.

Walking Hand-in-Hand

pose ideas for engagement session - couple walking hand in hand

Many great poses include an action like this one. The photographer can take the photo as you two walk away from or toward them while you hold hands.

Head on Shoulder

placing head on shoulder pose for photos

This one is another classic pose. It’s a romantic pose that will evoke emotion as you rest your head on your fiance’s shoulder.

Kissing Poses

kissing poses for engagement photos

Poses like this one involve a little PDA. Your photographer will direct you on how to face each other and where to put your arms as you lean in for a smooch.

Hudson Valley Engagement Photographer

Looking for a photographer who will help you pose for your session? Reach out to us today!

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