If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably in agreement that beautiful photos that accurately capture the story of your wedding are a priority. There are so many ways to go about making that happen, and we’re happy to present a unique one today! George Street Photo & Video is a team of talented photographers dedicated to photojournalism – the art of capturing the natural beauty of emotional moments. Instead of a single photographer handling all aspects of the client experience, George Street’s artists are backed by a support staff that ensures your photographer’s focus is squarely on getting to know you, and then capturing your wedding in a way that makes you 100% thrilled.
Their team is stopping by today to offer some tips for engagement photos – and we couldn’t resist adding in our own two cents, too!
Follow your interests: Do you and your sweetheart share a love for wine tasting? Are you die-hard hockey fans? Whatever your common bond may be, use those hobbies and interests to your advantage in your engagement session. If that means roaming the trails of a winery or going head to head in a makeshift hockey match, the end result will be creative, while still reflecting who you are as a pair.
SW says: Unique details are the best! Just remember to get some classic, simple photos for your formal announcement, too, if that’s important to you.
Venture off the beaten path: Sure, your local botanical garden or city park is filled with beautiful scenery. Some of the most creative photos, however, are those captured in spots you wouldn’t expect. So, don’t be afraid to explore and embrace your adventurous side when scouting photo locations. Who knows? The faded mural you pass on your walk to work or the antique barn in your grandparents’ backyard could wind up being a hidden gem!
SW says: Make sure to choose comfortable shoes! Even if you’re set on high heels, bring along a lightweight or foldable pair of flats to help you move quickly from one location to another. And don’t forget bug spray if you’re heading for a field or forest!
Try a new twist on an old idea: By now, we’ve all seen many different takes on the ‘save the date’ engagement photo. If you’re hoping to use your e-session as an opportunity to create your save the date, try putting a unique spin on the idea. Tying the knot in the fall? Toss the cardboard signs to the side and paint your date on mini pumpkins or matching coffee cups!
SW says: If possible, choose your save the date design before you take your photos – that way, you’ll have a better idea of whether the ideal photo for your chosen design is a horizontal or a vertical; if it requires a lot of “negative space” at the top or bottom; or if just one photo or multiple, coordinating photos are required.
Step outside of your comfort zone: Let’s face it — we’ve all dreamed about having the style and confidence of a supermodel in front of the camera. But realistically, it’s normal to feel shy or uneasy when you’re the subject of the photo session. Since this session is gearing you up for the main event, why not throw caution to the wind and step outside of your comfort zone? For instance, if you and your fiancé love old movies, coordinate a vintage-inspired engagement session, complete with period attire and props!
SW says: Even if you try a bold set-up or theme, we recommend wearing your hair in a favorite and familiar style – that way, you’ll know which of your angles look best, and you won’t spend time fidgeting or adjusting it!
George Street Photo & Video’s packages start at $1,500, and all of their packages include free digital negatives. For more information, head to their website to see all they have to offer!