5 Things to do Before your Engagement Photoshoot

Weddings with Flair intern Danielle Cummings shares her tips for your engagement shoot.

 

It’s becoming increasingly popular to plan a photoshoot before the day of your wedding. While the wedding remains the main event, a photoshoot will give you the chance to capture exactly how you feel towards each other. In years to come, you will be grateful to have the preserved memories of this stage of your relationship to share with family and friends. Here are some ways to ensure you have a flawless photoshoot.

 

#1 Eat Clean

In the weeks preceding your shoot (and your wedding, as a matter of fact), it would be best to eat clean and drink lots of water. Keeping your body healthy will not only make sure your skin looks amazing on your big day, but it will ensure that you have enough energy to keep up with the hectic demands of a wedding.

#2 Test your Make-up

Whether you’re hiring a make-up artist or doing your own make-up, it’s important to do a trial run so you know exactly what it will look like before the day. This way, you know for sure that your foundation is still the right shade and you didn’t tan or pale and that your make-up works well with your wardrobe.

#3 Stick to the Basics

It’s best to avoid drastic hair cuts and colors a few days before the photoshoot. An unflattering hair style or color can take a few days or even weeks to straighten out. Take the safe route and make little changes that you know work well for you.

#4 Visit Site

It’s always a good idea to visit the site of the shoot before the day so you know what to expect. Visiting the site in advance will allow you to picture how you would like to pose and imagine creative ways to use the landscape.

#5 Have a Chat

Speak to your photographer about the mood you want, the color scheme and the ideal time of day for the shoot. Planning an outdoor shoot at midday is probably not the best idea in the Caribbean; early mornings and evenings are ideal for romantic lighting and mood (and make-up). Also remember that the shoot does not necessarily need to match the scheme of your wedding – so you have more themes to play with.

Extra Tip

Walk with extras! Carry extra face powder, tissues, blotting paper, hair spray and your most honest friend. If you’re having an outdoor shoot, walk with insect repellent and sun screen. It’s better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.

 

However you plan your photoshoot, remember the purpose of it is to seize this moment in your relationship so that you both can cherish it forever.

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