Hello! I’ve written this blog because I wanted to address some common questions and give you an idea of what goes into these sessions!
What to wear:
For engagement sessions I always recommend coordinating outfits rather than matching, it adds depth to the photos. If you have a favorite shirt, dress, etc that NEEDS to be in the session, use that as your basic color pallet and build from there. Fabric textures and layering are also recommended (if it’s your style). You just want to be yourself, feel great, and wear something that makes you feel comfortable. Try to avoid bright, florescent colors on top because they tend to reflect and cause unflattering shadows on the face.
What to expect from your engagement shoot:
If you have booked a half hour session you can expect 10-15 edited images (based on how the session goes) and with an hour session you can expect 20-30. These images will be uploaded to a password protected online gallery for you to view, download, and print directly from!
I try to make sessions as laid back and fun as possible. It’s all about capturing the spirit of you and your fiancee, as you truly are. If you are shy or self conscious, don't be afraid to step away from "posing" and just be yourselves! I will be behind the camera snapping away and sometimes these turn out to be the most beautiful photos! Please feel free to bring anything to your shoot that may is special to the two of you as a couple. I always do some "traditional" engagement shots but I want this session to reflect your unique love.
Also, be sure to clean your ring before our shoot because I will be doing several detail shots of it!
Please don't be afraid to snuggle and be affectionate during our shoot. It's just the three of us in a very laid back setting, no need to feel embarrassed! I want your love to radiate through your images, I want you to feel goosebumps in 20 years when you look back on these images!
You can view my entire engagement gallery here: http://photosbyrachelimschweiler.zenfolio.com/p936636798
Thank you very much for taking the time to read through this blog, I hope it answered any questions you may have had! I truly love what I do, I hope it shows in my images, and I look forward to our shoot! I hope you are as excited as I am!