I love pinterest.com
I do, it is really an addiction, but I can justify my love for pinterest for this reason. Because dear clients i do it for you!
Do you pinterest? If not it is a great recourse and organizational tool. It is also a HUGE time suck, but so is everything fun right?! I have been using pinterest over the last year or so to communicate with wedding clients about the type of photos the are inspired by. So when the big wedding day comes we can talk about poses, and types of light with some great visual examples. It has been a wonderful tool.
Lately I have also been using pinterest to communicate with other colleagues for group projects. Like the mod shoot I just posted about. The whole team contributed to the pinterest board to bring the shoot together. Great right!
So if you pinterest, and you want to follow me, you can find me here.
Today I want to use pinterest for a very specific reason. It is busy season around here, lots of weddings, babies and a ton of engagement sessions. As you can tell by my blog I have been a busy lady. Oh how I love the sunshine! The one question that always pops up is what to wear… years ago I did a post about what to wear, but I have not updated it it in ages. So with the help of pinterest I wanted to do just that.
See more “what to wear engagement” examples on my pinterest board. Some put together by me, some by other photographers.
Lets start with engagement sessions shall we. Engagement sessions should be above all fun. These are basically fun bonus photos to get myself and the couple comfortable working together prior to the stress and business of a wedding day. I always encourage my clients to wear something fun, flirty and comfortable. Weddings tend to be more formal occasions, so engagement sessions should be more causal and fun. You can also bring a couple outfits if you like. Sessions typically last an hour, so one change can be worked in easily. Though do keep in mind the location may, or may not have a private place to change.
I love bright spots of color in accessorizes & shoes if possible. Also please remember we will most likely be walking around a bit to find different backdrops, so wear something you can walk around in. Couples should coordinate, but not exactly match. That is Way to cheesy. If you show up in matching polos and jeans, I will pretend I don’t know you. Finding a color palette, and going with it is perfect. Like the above example of yellow, red brown & grey is a great. Here are a few sessions that the couples did a great job picking coordinating but not too matching outfits:
Jenna & Chase: downtown/waterfront
Craig & Megan: Alberta Arts District
Rachelle & Courtney: eastside coffee shop
Amy & Greg: rural farm setting
Did I mention they should be casual and fun? A few things you should NOT do:
Things you should do prior:
I hope to continue adding to the link list above & pinterest board. (see the addiction is for you dear clients!).
Let me know if you have any questions at all!
When we started talking about engagement session ideas, Tricia immediately settled on her & Mark’s current hometown of McMinville OR.
You see this adorable little town settled in the heart of wine country has changed so much over the last few years. They wanted to show off some of their favorite spots. The old downtown has really made the consensus change to embrace all sorts of fun wine tasting rooms, excellent artisan restaurants, and other boutiques. As well as Mark’s favorite taco shop, and one of the cutest ice-cream shops I have ever seen. After talking with these two I know it would be a great spot for our session. A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to spend time with Tricia & Mark and tp get to know them more before the big day next month.
Here are a few things I learned:
Things that make Mark smile: Tacos, excellent taco shops, good wine, his slightly neurotic but adorable dog, and of course his stunning fiance Patricia.
Things that make Tricia smile: vintage glassware, small town farmers markets, ice-cream, chunky artsy jewelry and of course her hansom fiance Mark.
I totally dig these two, and had a great time capturing them in their hood. Here are a few of my many favorites:
Tricia & Mark thanks again for meeting up with me, and taking some time out for the session. I had a great time getting to know you guys more, and capturing you with my camera. I am really looking forward to your wedding in just a few short weeks! For now I would love to throw down a comment challenge. If you can get 30 people to comment on this post I will throw in an 11×14 wall print on the house. I will have the whole set done very soon.
SO leave some love people!
You know it is going to be a good session when a client asks if she can break our her full head horse mask.
Um yeah, these two pretty much rock. Instead of heading out on the town they wanted to stay close to home and celebrate the wonderful space they have created. I love the personality in the details of their space, in doors and in the garden. These two were so fun to work with get to know. Their personalities couple not have been more honest and fun to capture.
Here are a few of my many favorites from our session…
Ryan & Myra thanks again for having me into your home. It was so fun to get to know you two, and check out your space. And especially to meet little Pono. I can not wait to capture your big day this summer! I hope you have enjoyed your sneak peek, I will have the whole set done for you very soon. For now I would love to throw down a little blog comment challenge. If you can get 30 people to comment on this little post I will throw in an 11×14 on the house. So leave some love people, you know you have something to say about how awesome these two are.