Getting engaged is one of the most life changing experiences ever, considering how versatile you become while planning a wedding.
All of a sudden you’re this resourceful bride, who with no prior event planner knowledge can negotiate the best flower arrangement deal and bargain their way through any vendor. But aside from that, once you get engaged you are also expected to be a full time model, as well! Well, kinda.
For many of us, the first time we’ve ever modeled for a camera is our engagement photo shoot. But you still want to turn out and show off your best modelling skills! As a Pittsburgh wedding photographer, I’ve seen how nerve wracking it can be for some brides to get in front of a camera and let loose so I’ve decided to list off my favorite ways to get rid of nerves and get those stunning engagement photos!
Amazing outfits only
Take some time to plan what you’re going to wear, since there’s no bigger confidence boost than feeling like a million bucks! I always tell the couples I photograph that it’s important you look amazing but you should always feel like yourself. When you feel good about what you’re wearing, you’ll be ten times more comfortable on camera and the pictures always turn out much better!
Pick a place you love
Once you know what you’re going to wear, it’s essential that you choose the location where you want your photo shoot to take place. It can be in some beautiful natural scenery, sometimes even your backyard! If you’re having trouble figuring out an ideal place to have your picture taken, don’t be afraid of exploring a little and turn your engagement shoot into an adventure. A Pittsburgh engagement lends itself to beautiful scenery, but you can always skip town and go to a neighboring city or venture out to the woods, any place can be an amazing photo shoot location, you just have to feel comfortable in it!
Lose yourself and take your time
Talk to each other, tell jokes or think of a funny moment you had together. The most important thing for you to keep in mind is that this photo shoot in only happening because you’ve found the person you love most in the world and you’re going to be spending the rest of your lives with each other. Think about that and I promise you the pictures will turn out beautiful.