When To Plan Your Engagement Session

Today I wanted to talk to my brides about when to plan your engagement session. Depending on when you get engaged is when you should take your engagement photos. You want to take them at least six months before your wedding day that way you can put them in your save the dates if you want to. Also planning your session six months in advance crosses of one of the many things on your wedding to-do list. 

Your engagement photos are some of the most important photos to most of my brides. It's an excuse to get all dressed up and have some fun with the man who you will spend the rest of your life with. I want to write this post today to give you some helpful advice to do just that.

When you figure out when your wedding date is you can plan how far ahead you want to schedule your session. You next want to figure out what season and backdrop you want for your engagement photos. If you love spring plan your session for late February to early June that is when the flowers are in the most bloom and when the leaves are the most green. If you love summer you want to plan your session for late June to late September because it stays light longer and the leaves are still a beautiful and rich green. For fall you want to plan your session from the first of October to the end of November, that is when the leaves are the richest shades of red, yellow, and orange. Lastly, for winter you want to plan from the beginning of December to the beginning of February that is when Albuquerque gets the most snow.

I hope all of this information has helped you better know how and when to plan your engagement session. I am so excited to see all that 2018 brings you, beautiful brides and grooms. Happy wedding planning!



How To Style Your Engagement Session

Good afternoon! Being a married woman and having gone through the process that is engagement photos I wish I would have done a few things differently for my session. So since I have been through it personally and have captured many amazing couples I thought I would give you three simple tips on how to style your engagement session to be the most memorable and special.  

1. Make this a glamours event for you and your fiance - Do your hair really nice, put on some kick butt makeup and wear a dress that makes you feel like a queen. As for your man get him a haircut, make sure he's clean shaven and put him in a shirt and slacks that make you swoon. You will be so much more happy with your photos if you follow this step.

2. Make sure your ring is clean - You want that ring to shine! Your engagement ring is your treasure and you want to make sure that you show off its full beauty so you can brag about your fiances amazing taste. 

3. Bring pose ideas with you - If there is a special pose that you want to do that will make these photos more special let me know! If you want to recreate one of your parent's or grandparent's wedding pictures bring an example and we will do it! If you saw a really cute pose that you absolutely love on Pinterest save it and bring the photo with you! You also want to find poses that you and your fiance are comfortable with doing. If you are a more serious couple who only wants photos of you smiling let me know so I don't put you in a pose that you are not comfortable with. If you are goofier and want to do poses that no one would expect bring examples and we will have fun with them! This session is all about the two of you and I want who you are as a couple to shine.

I hope that each of these tips will help you as you start to plan and style your engagement session! I am so blessed to have been able to capture each of these beautiful couples in 2017 and I can not wait to see what couples I will have the honor to capture in 2018.