As the temperature begins to rise and your wedding date quickly approaches, you may be a little leery of your complimentary engagement session happening in the heat of the summer but here’s the good news…Your Friendly Husband and Wife Photography Duo is here to help :D So here are our Top 5 Tips to stay cool during your hot engagement session!
Get Out Early
…and beat the heat. If you start your session early in the morning (around 7am) not only will you beat th heat but you will have beautiful lighting. The best times to shoot your engagement session is 1-2 hours after sunrise and 1-2 hours before sunset, but the benefit of doing your session in the morning is that there won’t be an excessive amount of people around when we’re shooting (if you choose to have your session in a public location).
Style is important to us, but you feeling comfortable during your session is even more important! Please keep that in mind when your choosing your outfit(s) for your session. Make sure your that clothes are not too hot (cotton and linen are great options), that your undergarments are not too tight and that you have comfortable shoes. You can still bring those stillettos to shoot in but also have some back-ups in case times get tough ;) Feel free to wear your favorite summer outfit, for me (Megan) that would be long flowing Maxi Dresses. But for others that could be a flirty skirt and a cute blouse or for the guys, 3/4 button up shirts always look good. Also keep in mind that you want to wear colors that not only compliment your skin tone but each other. (Don’t worry, we’ll write a separate blog about that later).
Drink plenty of water the week leading up to your session! If you drink at least 2 liters of water every day, your skin will be well hydrated and you may even feel a little bit perkier throughout your session.
It’s Summer time, which means there are so many exciting and interesting activities to do around the city and even in the county! Take advantage of that! Whether it be at a food festival, a carnival or a pop-up exhibit. Keep your eyes open for fun outings and let us know about it! If you apply the previous 3 Tips to this one we can have one amazing engagement session unlike any other!
Take It in the House
For something a little more lowkey, We absolutely love the idea of having an in-home session, especially for couples who are in the process of buying a new home together or those who just moved in together. These kind of photos feel so authentic and personal. Perfect Engagement Session idea for couples who want an alternative style for their images. Also, these are great to frame for your home.
We hope this blog was helpful to you! We’d love to hear your feedback in the comment section below!
If you would like our free engagement resource guide or would like to meet for a Complimentary Wedding Consultation please send us a quick message HERE or send us an e-mail at HELLO@MegapixelsMedia.com.