When I got engaged, I almost didn't get engagement pictures done because honestly, I was scared of it. I was scared it would be awkward and I didn't know how to get ready for it. In retrospect, I'm so glad I didn't let those fears hold me back because I LOVE my engagement pictures. So I'm writing this post as a way to help you prepare for your engagement session and hopefully absolve some of your fears about the session!
1. Trust your photographer: I recognize that you are not models (probably haha). So first and foremost, let go of your fears about what you'll do in front of the camera, because I will take care of that! I will give you all a stage where you can be comfortable to show off your love. Trust that I will post you in sessions so you all look as cute as possible. That might mean I ask you to do some weird things (e.g. nuzzle the side of her head like a cat) but they really work!
2. Outfits: Plan your outfits for the camera! I always like to tell people to wear complementing outfits. So if you are wearing a blue scarf, your partner can wear a blue shirt. I think this looks a little more coordinated, but less planned, and more like every day life than matching outfits. Pinterest is also a great place to look for inspiration. And I'm always happy to provide advice! And lastly, if your ring needs cleaning, don't forget to do that!
3. Make Up: Pamper yourself! I never wear make up and would never tell anyone to be inauthentic to themselves, but I will say that sometimes a little bit of make up can make things pop in a picture! So if you're into that, go and get your make up and hair done. It'll be fun for you and great for the pictures! Though full disclosure here, I YouTube'd how to put on mascara when I got my pictures done and it was fiiiinee.
4. Make it a date: Plan it out as a part of a date night! Getting your pictures done is a fun event for you and your partner and you should treat it as such! Go get dinner afterwards or whatever it is you like to do! You'll already be all dressed up anyway ;)
That's it! Those are my main tips for an engagement session. As always, let me know if you have any questions and I'll be happy to help!