Tip #3: Comfort is Key
The idea of comfort resonates throughout your engagement photography. As we’ll see throughout this blog post, the 5 tips we are discussing today all tie together. By finding a location you are familiar with, your comfort level naturally increases. Below we’ll go over three areas where comfort is important.
Comfort in Clothing
Clothing is a HUGE part of your engagement session. We’ll go more in depth on clothing soon, but it is important to consider the comfort level of your clothing. If the clothing you are wearing is uncomfortable, that discomfort will show in your photos. Subtle details are often what make or break a great image. If you are uncomfortable in your outfits, small winces and head-tilts will give it away. On the contrary, outfit choices that are comfortable and stylish lead to a confidence that shows through into your engagement photos.
Comfort in Your Photographer
This is one of those areas where your instincts are often the right choice. Our engagement photography clients know our work, trust our guidance, and want the most out of their engagement photos. By taking the time to invest in yourself, and your engagement photographer, you are already lightyears ahead of most couples prior to taking engagement pictures. This drive is the same we feel when connecting with our engagement and wedding clients. We want you to have the best, and at the same time, we want you to be comfortable with who you choose to photograph your engagement and especially wedding photos.
From an insiders perspective on the photography industry, here are a few things to keep in mind;
Right off the bat, we highly recommend against booking a “blind date photographer” for your engagement session. The idea of the blind date photographer originates in the fact that there are a number of companies who simply book couples and then assign one of several inexperienced photographers to photograph their engagement photos. There is a chance, though minuscule, that you will wind up with someone who is devoted, deeply experienced, passionate, and actually knows posing, light, composition, and how to work the company’s camera, however, these individuals tend to own their own business rather than be paid minimally by another company. Consequently, photographers who have their name on the business, even friends who are photographers, have more skin in the game, and have more reason to deliver a quality product.
Do you enjoy the photographer’s style? How about the style of their wedding photos? If so, fantastic! If not, then they are not the right choice for your session. Though a photographer or company may attempt to convince a couple that they can bend to reflect your style via Instagram filters, there is much more to it.