Engagement Session Prep Tips and Tricks

Getting engaged is one of the sweetest parts of you and your partner’s love story. What better way to celebrate this big milestone in your life than with an engagement session? These are moments you will cherish forever, so it’s important to document them. There are a few tips and tricks I’ve picked up along the way on how to make the most out of your session. Let’s dive into those tips below so you and your pattern can create a seamless, fun-filled experience!

Hair and Makeup Trial on the Same Day

Scheduling your hair/makeup trial for the same day as your engagement session allows you to see if you like the way it photographs. This is just another great way to ensure everything you have planned for your big day is exactly how you want it. Sometimes certain hairstyles look great in person, but may look completely different in photographs!

Clean Your Ring Prior Engagement Session

Another important detail people can sometimes forget about is the ring! Cleaning your ring prior the session making it look as sparkly and clean as it can beforehand does wonders. Many photos will feature the ring, so make sure it looks camera ready! Check out this blog for a step-by-step guide on how to properly clean your diamond engagement ring.

Manicured Nails for a Clean Look

Get a manicure, press on nails, or paint your nails to give them a clean look. With all of the ring shots, your hands will be in a lot of the photos. Doing a simple manicure prior to your engagement session makes all the difference, and it definitely shows in the photos!

couple holding hands along the shoreline of cleveland beach

Elements That are Unique to You

Another great tip is to incorporate things into your session that are unique to you as a couple. Bring your doggies (plan to have an extra set of hands if you decide to go this route). You can also bring some champagne or your favorite drink of choice, too! This helps some people feel a bit more relaxed during the session. Plan in advance with your photographer a location that has extra meaning to you, like a first date location or ice cream shop because its one of your favorite things to do as a couple. Adding elements that are unique to your love story make your engagement session ten times better.

Treat Your Engagement Session as a Date Night

Treat the session as a date night! Plan to get cozy, laugh together, celebrate your love, and moving into this next stage of life. Set up fun plans like dinner or a movie after your session since you’re already dressed up and out! This makes your engagement session all the more meaningful and unforgettable.

couple holding hands walking on the beach

Ready to start planning your own engagement session next?

Let’s do it! Engagements are so special, and I can’t wait to document yours next. I’m a Cleveland photographer who loves delivering my clients photos they are obsessed with and will cherish for a lifetime, in the most fun and candid way possible! The best part is, I offer location suggestions and a style guide to help you achieve the look/vibe you are going for in your engagement sessions. Learn more about me and my mission here. If you think I’d be the perfect photographer for you, then let’s connect! In the meantime, check out more posts like this on the blog.

Jordan Lee Photography | Cleveland Wedding Photographer