Not everyone feels that they are or can be photogenic, especially brides who are busy with day to day life, while also planning their wedding day. However, we want to help you to thoroughly enjoy your engagement session, and to love your portraits for the rest of your life! So, we have compiled a list of 7 remarkable tips to for an unparalleled engagement session! Trust us, you’ll love these tips!
Stevie and Dylan met up with us at the Lake Erie Metropark on a warm winter afternoon for their winter engagement session. At least, it was relatively warm, considering the rest of the week was nearly in the single digits… This park was very special to them. And, the date that we captured these amazing portraits, was also the day (a year prior) when Dylan popped the question!!! Awwww, we loved it!!! So, we not only had the snow that Stevie was hoping for, but we also had their special park, and the anniversary of the date that Dylan proposed! And as an added bonus… We stopped by a Christmas Tree stand after the park for a few unique portraits there too! We couldn’t have asked for better clients, a better day, or anything else. It was truly perfect.
We recently had the great pleasure of strolling around in Downtown Detroit for an engagement shoot for a lovely couple who are getting married on New Years Eve (which we will also be photographing.) Most people don’t think of city shots as a first choice for engagement shoots, but really, it depends on the couple, and I really think this couple were meant for it. They were such good sports, even though it was pretty cold out, and had a lot of fun posing for us and enjoying the stroll through iconic Detroit. It was a fun, exciting, and challenging adventure to be sure. Not only did we try to use the lighting and the activity of the city to really bring out the life of the photos, but we also used a little bit of time exposure as well. Below are some of our photos from the photoshoot, as well as their specs in case you want to know what we did for each photo. Please note, that a speedlight flash with a softbox was used for some of these shots, which really helped to counteract major shadows from the streetlights.