4 Simple Ways to Slay Your Engagement Session (and have fun trying)

ONE - Choose a vibe that fits you as a couple. Some folks choose to do in-home sessions. Some like hiking. Some like parks. Others are into the city and skyline views. I'm into all of these things, but of course have my favorites of each. Once I know your vibe, I'll give you location suggestions to make the session of your dreams.

 Kate + Tyler chose to do their engagement session at the local Atlanta bars they work at. It was the PERFECT vibe for them.

Kate + Tyler chose to do their engagement session at the local Atlanta bars they work at. It was the PERFECT vibe for them.

TWO- Timing is super, duper important for your engagement session. Most of the photos you'll see in my engagement sessions are during what we like to call golden hour - the hour leading to sunset. Sunrise also yields similarly glowy light, it just happens way too dang early in the morning. 

 
 Nicole + Sarah chose to shoot at sunrise at Arabia Mountain.

Nicole + Sarah chose to shoot at sunrise at Arabia Mountain.

 
 
 Kelsey + Jeff chose to shoot at Jackson Street Bridge at sunset.

Kelsey + Jeff chose to shoot at Jackson Street Bridge at sunset.

 

THREE- Believe in yourself, dammit. I've never had a single client that I couldn't take a beautiful, badass photo of. Wear something that feels like the best version of YOU. Be comfortable. Don't overthink it. Have you watched Queer Eye yet? GO GET SOME WISDOM FROM THOSE BABES. Take care of yourself leading up to the shoot, spend the day hanging out with your lover if you can, and come to the shoot relaxed and refreshed. It makes a HUGE difference, trust me.

 Even in the middle of an intersection in midtown, you can take a second to laugh at soemthing dumb I said or did. 

Even in the middle of an intersection in midtown, you can take a second to laugh at soemthing dumb I said or did. 

 When you're able to just trust yourself, you're more free for natural movement and moments to happen. This was taken after asking them to walk towards me and stop for a kiss. This is how they naturally gravitated after I had them do the walk a couple of times. 

When you're able to just trust yourself, you're more free for natural movement and moments to happen. This was taken after asking them to walk towards me and stop for a kiss. This is how they naturally gravitated after I had them do the walk a couple of times. 

FOUR- Forget the rules, forget the conventions. I may take 2 photos the whole shoot where you're looking at the camera. I'm mostly going to have you in super lovey poses and focusing on each other, holding hands and walking, just hanging out together. We can get drinks before or after, we can run through the streets, we can go to a waterfall, we can get cotton candy, we can have fun. Just let go! 

 I wanna be as cool as them when I grow up.

I wanna be as cool as them when I grow up.