From a cozy interior design and simple, homey outfits to the way they look at each other, this at home engagement session will make you feel all warm and fuzzy!
There’s something utterly romantic about this at home engagement session…
Mandy and Bernie having an intimate wedding at The Chase restaurant in August. So when it came to their pre-nuptial pictures, they envisioned a low-key, homey and cozy photo shoot that would show off their personalities to remember the time before their wedding. What could be cozier than an at-home engagement session?
You probably already know that I have a soft spot for home engagement shoots (Just take a look at this blog post right here). Aside from the fact that you’ll feel more comfortable in your own space, at home engagement session also help me to get to know you better. They give me a glimpse into your private life, your personal taste and how you interact with each other on a day-to-day basis. I also take note of your decor elements and the way you choose to display your family photos. All of this, in its turn, helps to personalize our shoot and the way I tell a visual story of your love.
So what do you need to prepare for a successful at-home engagement session? Here are my top 3 tips:
1. Prep your house for pictures
Just like you would tidy up your room for the getting ready photos on your wedding day, you should also prep your house for engagement photos. It includes removing all clutter and making sure that there are no unnecessary objects that could take away from the romance of your at-home engagement session. Keep an eye on things like a remote control or power cords – being mindful of the tiniest details will help to elevate your pictures and make them truly timeless.
2. Find the perfect light
While it’s true that couples just glow when they are together, it’s the light that pours into your house that takes your engagement pics from sweet to dreamy. Identify two to three spots in your house that have the most beautiful light and take note of the time it enters your rooms. Depending on the time of the day, your room may look completely different as the light that comes in is always changing. What looks soft and dreamy in the morning can look dramatic and vibrant during sunset, so pick the vibe that you like the most and schedule your engagement shoot around that light.
3. Trust your photographer
Your engagement pictures are going to look the most genuine when you’re doing what you do best: being yourself. Being photographed at your own home may seem a little (or a lot!) awkward, but it’s very important that you put trust in your photographer. We are here to capture your love as authentically as possible, so treat your engagement shoot just like another date with your boo. Focus on your partner, take a deep breath, get closer to each other and feel each other’s heartbeat.
Mandy and Bernie, it was such a pleasure to get to know you better! Thank you for letting me into your house and opening up to me. Can’t wait for your wedding in August!