You’ve hired the engagement and wedding photography professional of your dreams, you’ve picked out all your favorite spots for your engagement photography session and you’ve cleared your work calendar on both sides of that auspicious date. All in a bid to ensure that nothing, absolutely nothing can stand in the way of your shooting some of the most amazing engagement photographs ever.
But planning an engagement photography session also involves taking care of tinier details too which are so often forgotten about during all the frantic planning that can take place as your wedding date draws nearer.
Especially since it is those ‘tinier details’ which make all the difference between a thoroughly enjoyable engagement photo session and a stressful one. And as you have rightly surmised, the mood during the event has a pesky way of translating to your photos – something I can attest to thanks to my experience of working as an engagement and wedding photographer in Pittsburgh.
In today’s post, we will be taking a look at a few of those minute details which when taken care of will certainly lift your mood and ensure you enjoy what will be a thoroughly memorable, once in a lifetime experience.
- Refreshment: Nothing can be more irksome than those pesky pangs of thirst and hunger that have a way of appearing at the most inopportune moments. Especially since the discomfort stemming from valiant attempts at suppression does have a rather uncanny ability to make it right onto your engagement photos.
And that’s why packing a few of your favorite snacks and a sufficient amount of water or fruit juice makes all the difference. Especially since you’ll get to increase those energy levels and maintain that dewy look that only being well hydrated can provide.
Besides, we can admit that food has this magical ability to make us feel especially joyous. And just in case you were wondering, yes, all that good stuff will translate to your engagement photos too.
- Toiletries & makeup kit: One thing I have found during my adventures as a Pittsburgh wedding photographer is that travelling from location to location or simply spending hours in front of the camera, often means you will need to freshen up at some point. And that’s why having makeup on hand comes highly recommended. And wipes and gel, as well as hand wash and some water are simply indispensable when out and about. Particularly for when you need to top up your energy levels during a photo session or happen to be rounding up a break to return to the front of the camera.
- Accessories: When it comes to adding that extra touch of color and style to your outfit, any wedding photography expert will confirm that accessories such as scarves, brooches or some jewelry are great choices. And best of all, you can even incorporate certain pieces which mean so much to you to ensure your photo session and the resulting pictures capture the essence of your journey together towards a lifetime of adventure and happiness together.
So there you have it, an essential trio which will ensure your Pittsburgh engagement photography session not only proceeds without a hitch, but is also thoroughly enjoyable and results in great pictures too. It’s funny how the tiniest of things, always seem to bring the most magic with them and here’s to wishing you the most exciting of photo shoots during the countdown to your wedding.