Here is the final post in a series on how to have the best engagement photoshoot ever! Let’s recap. Tip 1 explained why you should coordinate your outfits and Tip 2 explained on how to have a cohesive vision for your photoshoot.
Scroll down to see the third and final set of photos from our engagement shoot with Sterling Imageworks and to read Tip 3.
Tip 3: Practice, Relax, Go With the Flow
My last tip on how to have the vest engagement photoshoot is three-fold: practice, relax, and go with the flow.
My mom is a photography guru so I’ve been in front of a camera long before I started a fashion blog. I don’t find being in front of a camera to be a daunting task. Colton, on the other hand, hated when I tried to turn the camera on him during our blog photoshoots. He eventually got used to it, but it took some time and a lot of convincing. My advice is to practice poses with your partner. You can use a full-length mirror, you can have a friend take iPhone photos for you, or you can set up a camera on a tripod. What’s important is for you both to feel comfortable being close to one another in front of someone else.
Engagement photoshoots can be so much fun if you let them. Colton and I were a little awkward when we first started the photoshoot, but we quickly relaxed into a routine of holding hands, looking into each other’s eyes, kissing, and booping our noses together. We did the latter a lot and we laughed every single time we did! Hint: practicing with your partner prior to the photoshoot will help you relax. I promise!
Go With the Flow
Even though I had a vision of what I wanted the photoshoot to be, we let our photographer, Callie, guide us from location to location. She knew the area better than we did so we trusted her photographer instinct. She led us to a brick wall draped in ivy, an absolutely GORGEOUS sunset by the Arkansas River, and an alley where we under twinkling lights. None of these backdrops were planned (especially that sunset), but the results were breathtaking. So jus relax, take a deep breath, and go with the flow.