Tips for Getting the Best Engagement Photos

JAC_8701Spring is a time when many couples are planning for their upcoming weddings, and it’s the perfect time to get some beautiful engagement photos taken. Since you will likely be sending these photos out to friends and family, using them to announce your upcoming nuptials, you want them to be absolutely perfect. Fortunately we have gathered some tips from the best photographer in Utah at JayLynn Studios to help you prepare for “picture-perfect” engagement photos.

Tip #1: Figure Out What You Want

While some couples might prefer a classic look for their engagement photos, others want to be daring and bold, exploring new ideas, new places, and new artistic avenues for their pictures. It’s important to know what you want—classic vs whimsical, for instance—so you can hire the right photographer and correctly convey your ideas to him or her before the photo shoot.

Tip #2: Check Portfolios and Ask Questions

Since the quality of the photos depends almost entirely on the quality of your Utah engagement photographer, you want to hire the best. You should review the photographer’s portfolio and take a look at several different photo sessions before you commit to hire them so you know what you’re getting. If you want outdoor photos, you might not get the best pictures from someone who works exclusively in a photo studio, and vice versa. Talk to your JayLynn Studios photographer in advance to make sure they know what you want.

Tip #3: Choose a Location, and a ‘Plan B’ Location

Whether you’re planning an indoor or outdoor photo shoot for your engagements, decide on the location you want in advance. You don’t want to spend half of your session driving around looking for the perfect place. The best Utah photographers will likely have some suggestions if you can give them an idea of what you’re looking for—nature, flowers, specific colors, industrial, urban, etc. Also, since it’s spring and Utah weather can be unpredictable, if you’re planning an outdoor photo session make sure you have a backup plan in case it’s snowing, or raining, or hailing, or there is a thunderstorm—you just never know in Utah!

Tip #4: Be on Time and Be Ready

Your photographer will likely have a specific block of time set aside for your photos, and since spring is a busy season of the year for photography, chances are he or she won’t be able to go any longer than this time. For that reason it’s critical that you and your fiancée arrive on time, and you arrive ready for photos. That means you’re dressed in the clothes you want to wear in the pictures, your makeup and hair is done, and you’re ready to get started shooting. Being late or taking time out of your photo session to fix your hair and makeup means your JayLynn Studios photographer won’t have as much time for pictures.

Engagement photos should be a fun reflection of your personality and a way to announce to the world that you are getting married. Schedule yours today and capture the beauty of spring and the season of renewal.