I’m here to help! I love creating a relaxed atmosphere to create beautiful but casual beach engagement photos together – full of romance, sandy toes and salty kisses.
Beach engagement photo sessions are SO MUCH FUN! I love putting together romantic photoshoot for couples that captures lovers and their unique stories & personalities to the fullest. From sunset beach shoots to cozy, in-home sessions, these pointers apply to every scenario.
Keep reading for 5 great tips that will prepare you & your partner for an amazing photoshoot!
This seems obvious – but hear me out. Take a bit of care in choosing your photographer. Getting in front of a camera requires a lot of vulnerability – and getting cozy with your lover adds another layer of intimacy to this. Photographers are artists – and our styles can differ drastically from one to another. To ensure you’re obsessed with the end result, and get those casual feeling beach engagement photos that you’re looking for, make sure sure you vibe with your photographer and their brand! Do you love their portfolio? Does their editing catch your eye? Personality mesh well with yours? If you said yes to all of these questions, hire them and then tell them! You’ll make their day!
The local NWFL beaches are gorgeous and the perfect location for relaxed, romantic, casual beach engagement photos! Your photographer can suggest different beach spots for you to choose from. Location is important, and of course you’re not limited to the beach! I always recommend choosing a location that is true to you & your story. If your “thing” to do with your person is boating, plan your photo session on a boat, or near the water or beach. If you two enjoy dinner & beer, or coffee on the weekends – meet your photographer at the local cafe or brewery, or bring your favorite brew to the park.
Homebodies? A cozy in-home session can be sexy and sweet – all in the comfort of your own place. Cooking together, playing music- getting handsy on the couch. Prefer an adventurous or natural type setting? Nature is full of amazing backdrops – ask your photographer for their favorite places to shoot if you’re not sure which direction to take.
Taking a moment to plan a fun or personal location really adds to the shoot – and makes the photos that much more meaningful to reflect on!
Planning your outfits can have a huge impact on the final results of your photos. Gone are the days of exactly matching outfits – instead, coordinate by choosing a color palette to stick to. Add layers, textures & accessories and voila! Beautiful! Pro tip: for beach engagement photos, neutral palettes photograph beautifully and flowy fabrics are a photographer’s dream! Check out my favorite color palettes here!
Side note: If you’re shooting with me, I LOVE ending couples sessions in the water, so let’s chat about options for this as well – from swimsuits to just getting your outfits wet, we can plan to end on an amazing note!
It’s easy to get stressed about being in front of the camera – particularly if it’s not something you do on the regular. My advice? Do your best to relax, shake out the nerves and let loose! Giggle, tickle each other – whisper a secret, dance around. In short, act like teenagers in love – I promise you, the most beautiful, romantic photos are captured when you’re being authentically YOU! You’re celebrating your engagement to your life partner and that’s a really beautiful thing!
Okay, so you’re a few minutes into the session, you’re loosening up and feeling more comfortable. Don’t be afraid to add a little bit of SPICE! Get cozy together, tangle your hands in your partner’s hair and sneak all of the butt squeezes. As a photographer, I love when couples get lost in the moment and forget I’m even there. These are the photos you look at later with a knowing smile! Focusing on your partner will make your beachy engagement photos come to life!!
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