Spring is approaching, the flowers are making their appearances in the South. While some days we get cold and rainy weather, we are lucky to have sunshine on a few occasion. The pink cherry blossom trees are blooming every chance they can get. It's a beautiful time for photographers! While admiring these gorgeous nature photos, I thought this would be a great photo for Engagement Couples!
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We are still booking Weddings for 2013, while some photographers have set a limit for the year, we do not! We are here to help capture your Wedding day, any date, any season. (Call us to check if your date is available.) We love taking photos of our clients with their families as they join together in marriage. The reason for this blog is to help you plan ahead and take advantage of the Nature before us. We want to help our clients plan out their next photo session and decide when is the best time or day to take photos.
So you are Engaged? Congratulations! You have to schedule the Engagement photos right away to announce your love to the world. Do this before you start to stress about the details of the wedding. While you are newly engaged, enjoy this time with your fiancé. Enjoy what it truly means to be in love and in the arms of someone you love. Enjoy being young and making that time stand still...even if it's just for a moment, in this busy life we live in. So here's a series of questions and answers to help you decide if Engagement photos are right for you.
Q: Why take Engagement Photos?
A: Engagement photos are so fun, you can get creative, you can be goofy, it's a great way to bring out your personality, show people who are not close to you who you are and what your other half is like. Engagement photos can also be emotional, the look on her face when he pops the question and gave her a diamond ring. The look in his eyes when she said "Yes, I do!" The hug and the tears of happiness and dreaming of being united as one and someday growing old together, etc. These are all special moments we want to capture, so some day you can tell your grandchildren the story of how you two met.
Q: When is the best time to schedule the Engagement Photo Session?
A: While most Engagement Time before your actual wedding date is about 6 to 9 Months away, or maybe longer, we suggest that the best time is really anytime prior to your wedding. Many of our Engaged couples really prefer the outdoors as a backdrop for their photos. We definitely think that couples should take advantage of the beautiful Spring weather. Starting the month of April and May, the flowers are all blooming, we can find a good location that fits your style just about anywhere. Heading towards June, July and August, it will be the hottest months in Georgia, but it's the best time for evening photos since it is still bright outside after 6pm to 8pm. Then towards Fall and Winter, plan ahead where you like the photo location, since it starts to get dark much quicker. Feel free to contact us and we can check what day or time is available.
Q: What should I wear?
A: It depends what season, but you can wear anything that shows your personality. Most Engagement photo sessions last up to 1-hour, so you have the option for 1-3 outfit changes. Start out with a simple shirt, add a tie or scarf, put on a hat or hair accessory for the lady, you can add just about anything. Accessories are always a plus. Shoes are also important. Anything that is colorful that will make the photo pop.
Example: Check out these cowboy boots! I love how we wrote their names on the steps with sidewalk chalk.
Q: What props should I bring?
A: Couples can contact us and let us know a little about yourself and we can help you capture photos that matches both your personalities. Most of these photos, we will capture the ring, we have other suggestions like holding a sign that says a special message or the wedding date, old photos of the couple when they are dating, time spent together and then we attach them on a string. It's a great way to express you are "tying the knot" just through a picture. Bring anything that you can add the wedding date. Think about those Save the Date cards, which photo fits your style?
Example: I made a simple banner out of wide ribbon and card stock. I used the "Mesquite Std" font and enlarged it to Size: 96. It has an old western style look to it. The card stock I got were paint samples from Lowes Home Improvement store. You can pretty much choose any color to match a theme.
I hope you find this blog helpful and inspiring. Here are some more examples of the awesome engagement photos (taken by Myles) for our past clients. Enjoy! We hope you call us to book your photo session with us!
Atlanta, Georgia Photographers, Poetic Photo Professionals, 678-231-4440.