Great photos start with a great relationship, and I love getting to know couples when we shoot San Francisco engagement photos. Not only are they are a great excuse to spend time with your partner in a beautiful place, engagement sessions are useful. Here are some of the many reasons:
Engagement photos are a great opportunity for you to get comfortable in front of the camera before your wedding day.
Engagement sessions are relaxed and fun, without the timelines and other pressures of a wedding day.
This is an ideal time for your hair and makeup trial run. Plus you’ll look polished for your engagement photos!
You can use your engagement photos for save-the-dates and guestbooks. Or have your guests sign a matted print, which makes a great keepsake. Framed prints also make great gifts; parents and grandparents love them.
San Francisco engagement photo sessions last 60-90 minutes, and are generally shot during the week. Some weekend sessions are available during the winter off-season. We have a brief planning session before the day of your shoot, so I can make recommendations about where the shoot will happen. Different options include Marin engagement photo locations, East Bay engagement photo locations, and a variety of spots in San Francisco. I encourage couples to come up with their own ideas. Think about places that have special meaning to you as a couple. Maybe it’s a place you had your first date, or a particularly romantic evening… Ultimately, the choice is yours!
A lot of couples aren’t sure what to wear for their engagement photos. The two most important things to keep in mind when selecting an outfit is to choose clothing that’s comfortable and is something you feel good wearing. A few key accessories, such as a hat or a flowing scarf, can easily change the look of an outfit. It’s also fun to bring along props. I’ve photographed couples blowing bubbles, walking their dog, posing in matching Warriors jerseys. Again, it’s fun to incorporate things that have personal meaning…feel free to play and have fun!
I look forward to creating something special with you for your San Francisco engagement photos!
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