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5 Tips for Feeling More Comfortable During Your Engagement Photo Session

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Have you scheduled an engagement photo session as part of your wedding planning session, but are starting to feel nervous about the actual session? This is completely normal! If you’re not used to being in front of a camera, it can take time to feel comfortable, especially when taking photos with your partner.

To help you feel more comfortable in front of the camera and take better photos, we’re sharing our best tips so you can relax and enjoy your session!

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Look for Inspiration Before Your Session

Before your session, head over to Pinterest to get some inspiration for what to wear and types of photos you’d like captured! This will help your photographer know exactly what you want and will allow you to get a better idea of what types of movements you’ll be making during your session. 

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Keep Physical Contact with Your Partner

Not sure what to do with your hands? Use the power of touch to feel more comfortable with posing! Touch your partner’s waist, small of their back, touch their face, hold their hand, wrap them into a hug. These movements will give you something to do with your hands and will also give you emotional support to help you feel more comfortable through your session. 

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Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously

Your engagement photos should capture the essence of your relationship, so don’t take it too seriously! Have fun during your session, laugh and joke around, and incorporate movement. This will help avoid awkward stoic and frozen images and will make you feel more comfortable.

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Wear Comfortable Outfits

If you don’t feel comfortable in your outfit, you’ll be constantly adjusting and worried about how you look, and you won’t love your engagement photos as much. When picking out what to wear for your engagement photos opt for something that’s already in your closet or purchase items that you would normally wear. If you do this, you’ll feel more comfortable and it’ll show in your photos!

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Pick a Location That Means Something to You

Don’t just pick a location because it’s pretty! Instead, opt for a location that has meaning or significance to you – whether it’s where you had your first date, where your proposal happened, or another special place. Not only will you feel more comfortable at a location that means something to you, but your engagement photos will mean so much more to you when you’re looking at them years from now. 

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Ready to schedule your engagement session or need ideas for your upcoming session? We’re here to help! Contact us today and we’ll help you brainstorm your upcoming engagement session.


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