Kotsy Photography is a Toronto wedding photographer specializing in capturing couple's uniqueness through authentic, compelling & fun images. From large, all-day weddings to elopements & engagement sessions in Toronto, Ontario and the rest of the Greater Toronto Area.
Has your sweetheart said yes? Congratulations! What better way to spread the love to your friends & family than with an engagement photo session. Preparation is the key to achieving the best results for these photos that will last you a lifetime. Blow I’ve listened some practical ways on how to prepare for your engagement photography session.
1. Plan your makeup and hair
Whether you have hired a professional or you do your own, decide on a look that you are most confident in. Most women and men typically prefer a timeless, no-makeup look but don’t let that stop you from glamming it up.
2. Shine your ring
Yes, there will be some very close-up shots of you and the ring. So give it some shine in the week leading up to the photo session.
3. Reach the venue on time
When you are in a rush, nothing seems to work. Aim to be at the venue 15 minutes early. This will allow you to get ready leisurely, talk to the photographer and mentally relax as well.
4. Arrive to the location in your outfit
Unless the location of your photography session is in your backyard, it’s usually better to arrive to the session dressed in your outfit. Popular engagement session locations like parks can make it difficult to get changed on site. The same can also be said for your makeup and hair.
5. Have two sets of outfits
Although this is not mandatory and your shoot location doesn’t make getting changed difficult, having a formal and a casual look is a good idea. You can take the photographs in formal wear first and then proceed to the casual look as you end the session. If you choose to only do one outfit, going the formal route or something close to that will make your photos pop more.
6. It is ok not to co-ordinate
Twining or looking matchy-matchy with your fiancé can be a bit out dated and boring. As long as the color palette is harmonious, you can both wear separate colors.
7. Pick a location
There are countless possibilities in this big city but I’ve made a blog with my 10 favourite spots.