Thursday, May 11, 2017

Engagement Pictures Tips & Tricks

Rj and I just did our engagement pictures a few weeks ago and even though it rained the entire day, our pictures turned out beautiful. Our photographer, Manda Weaver was amazing and we couldn't have dreamt of a better photoshoot. Manda did an entire post on the photo shoot over on her blog, so go check that out (here) and show her some support on Instagram (here). Instead of duplicating the work she has done so beautifully over on her blog, I'm going to share tips and tricks on how to prepare for your engagement photos!

-Get your nails done or do your own at-home mani/pedi
-Get your ring cleaned beforehand, the photographer will want some up close and personal shots
-Decide on how many outfits you'd like to wear: we did one more "formal" outfit which required some cute pumps and Rj to wear a nice dress jacket and we followed this with a more "relaxed" outfit which required a long flow dress and Rj to wear a beauty linen shirt
-Use this photo below (Courtesy of Melody Coarsey Photography (here)) to show you which colors compliment each other for photo sessions 
-I brought a bag with a mini sewing kit, a tide to go pen (honestly, this is an everyday staple for me) and wrinkle releaser spray  
-Some people like to get a spray tan beforehand, I prefer my St. Tropez One Night Only self tanner (here)

 Makeup Tips: 
-I recommend using a photo primer such as the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer (here)
-When choosing a foundation, look for one without SPF, the
SPF will cause a ghost-like flashback 
-Highlighting and contouring are great for photography just don't go overboard 
-Be careful using too much shimmer on your cheeks or eyes 
-Lashes and lipstick are strongly encouraged (if this is your thing) 
-Bring makeup to touch-up such as blush, translucent power (here), setting spray (here) and lipstick

  ***Most of all, have fun and be yourselves!
This is a once in a lifetime gig and you'll want your pictures to reflect that!***

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