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:
- dye your hair or get a drastic cut the night before
- try our new makeup you have never worn before
- wear 5 inche heals if you never, ever wear heels.
- forget to eat prior
Things you should do prior:
- get a good night’s sleep the night prior
- get a drink or two before the shoot if you like (you can invite me if you like. 🙂
- bring items special to you, that would be fun to include (Megan’s fish, or Myra’s horse mask for example)
- bring the puppy! (like Sarah & Josh did here)
- choose a location that has special meaning to you two as a couple. (like Tricia & Mark did here)
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!