It’s Engagement Portrait Season!

It’s that time of year again for engagement photos! Here are 2 couples I’ve photographed in 2012, one in downtown Benicia and one in San Diego.

Here are some tips to help you plan your engagement shoot:

1. Location, location, location! Choose a place that is special to you as a couple, or maybe a place that both of you have always wanted to go. For example, Kristin and Taylor chose Benicia because that was where she was born and raised, and the two of them spent lots of time together there.

2. It’s ok if you don’t live in the Bay Area! For Shelly and Nick’s engagement session, they realized it was more cost-effective for me to fly to them in San Diego, than for them both to come to the bay. For the price of a cheap Southwest flight, they had me come down there for the day to shoot their portrait in their beautiful town.

3. Outfits. I always tell my families and couples to blend, not match. Avoid loud patterns, for we don’t want to distract from your beautiful faces! Keep jewelry to a minimum, and try and wear something comfortable, especially if we’re shooting in a rough terrain. (I’m not saying don’t bring those 6-inch heels for our shoot in the woods… just make sure you also bring some walking shoes!) Also, I encourage bringing multiple outfits for variety, but no more than 2 outfits for a 1-hour shoot.

To learn more about my work and my pricing, please contact me by filling out the form at this link.

*Update 3/6/13: Kristin & Taylor’s engagement session in downtown Benicia was featured on the wedding blog The Lovely Bay!  Check it out.

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