Below are some useful tips to get the best out of your session
1. Pick a place thats special to you, somewhere you’ve spent lots of happy times, a spectacular view or even where the big question was popped!
2. Think about what you want in a backdrop, beach – sea, waves, sand, shore, rockpools, woodland – trees, paths, bark, leaves mountain – views, long grass, lots of light. Or something that encompasses a mixture of a few.
3. During the Winter months I tend to do my couple sessions on a Saturday. During the Summer as weddings take up weekends I do the couple sessions on a weekday evening as the sunsets are later and we’re able to do them later in the day.
4. I will give you a selection of dates I’m available and ask you to pick two possibilities, the latter is a backup in case the first date is raining. I want you to enjoy yourself on your couple session so if the weather isn’t playing ball I’ll allow you to reschedule
Heres some advice about what to wear for your couple session, bear in mind its just a guide and feel free to wear what you want, what matters the most is how you feel.
5. So, what should you wear? The answer to this is whatever you feel happy in! something that suits and expresses you and your personalities.
6. Take the time of year into account, make sure you’re warm. Coats can be removed and put back on if you want to show off an outfit.
7. This session is about you both and your your feelings towards each other it doesn’t have to be a fashion show.
8. Generally neutral and muted colours work with everything. Create a natural vibe and try to work with natural, muted colours.
9. Get creative and experiment with different textures and shapes – cozy jumpers, floaty dresses. Scarves, wraps and pashminas are great props.
10. You could wear something you wouldn’t normally wear to create drama. Like a bright red dress in a scenic landscape or against grey backdrop of buildings.
11. Some bright colours such as orange, bright blue or bright green can be tricky to work with as they’re usually found in nature and for instance if you wore green in a woodland you may fade into your environment.
12. Generally it’s best to avoid large prints. Logos – big logo tshirts and hoodies can be too distracting and take the attention away from you guys.
13. One thing to remember, I will be photographing the ring, so if you want to give your nails a quick lick of varnish then feel free – if you don’t care – I’m fine with that as well.
14. Bring a small bag, something that will carry your essentials as you won’t want it in your photos.
15. If we’re off to the beach for your couple session and its warm enough, make sure you have trousers you can roll up – paddling is a must!
16. Make sure you bring a bottle of water.
Different locations may involve more walking between the locations. Get some stylish but comfy footwear to walk in.