How to Prepare for Your Engagement Session

Your wedding date is approaching and we are beyond EXCITED to have you as one of our couples!
We would love to share some tips on how to prepare for your Engagement Session in order to make it more enjoyable and stress-free.

Tips on how to prepare for your engagement session

  • For the girls, getting your make-up and hair done is totally optional. However, we do suggest scaling it up from what would you do on a regular basis if you can. Plan to bring makeup if you’d like to do any touch-ups during the session.
  • For the boys, we suggest dress shirts. Avoid big prints if possible. Pants or Jeans are preferable.
  • You are welcome to wear more than one outfit. We suggest having a dressy outfit and a casual one if you’d like.
  • If your shoes are not too comfortable, we suggest bringing shoes that you can walk around with and change for the photos. Sometimes we move from one location to another so there may be a bit of walking involved.
  • If you have any props or anything that you’d like to include, don’t hesitate to bring them.
  • A cloth or tissues would be beneficial to wipe off sweat if any.
  • Last but not least, water, bring water. FL is pretty hot for a large part of the year.

All this is optional. We want you all to feel comfortable and natural, so do what’s best for you guys. If you need any help finalizing outfit choices or would like to know what we think would look best on camera, just let us know!


I absolutely understand that being in front of the camera can be a bit intimidating. We will do our best to accommodate and adapt to your personality and the environment. We are not going to ask you do to something that you don’t feel comfortable doing.

I would recommend doing some practicing. Set up your phone on a table, stand, or even a tripod if you have one. Open the camera app, set up the timer, and take some photos together. If you are indoors, make sure to be close to a source of light like a big window. If you are outside, make sure to avoid harsh light. After that, look at the photos and find the ones that you like the most. That way, you’ll have a better idea of which poses you think are best for you and which ones you think aren’t. Also, if you’d like to do lifts, deeps, and/or twirls at the session, I highly suggest practicing as well.

In addition, you can also check social media posts such as Instagram and Pinterest to find inspiration and see what kind of photos you’d like to try. You are absolutely welcome to share those posts with us.

On that note, we would like to provide you with some samples of our own couples posing. Let me first clarify that these are basic poses. Our goal is to help you to feel natural and comfortable so we can get plenty of candid-like photos.

Looking at the Camera


Kissing her forehead

Looking at each other

Looking at you + Looking away

Almost Kissing + Kissing

We hope these tips on how to prepare for your Engagement Session are helpful. We also would love to share this blog about “The Benefits of having an Engagement Session” which we think will be very useful. Also, we encourage you to check out our Portfolio and our Instagram account so you can see more images from Weddings and Engagement Sessions.

If you’d like more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are always willing and happy to help.

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