1. Hire a hot photographer.
It’s true. A hot photographer will deliver hot photographs to you. When you find the one that you click with, book them fast. Top photographers book up to a year in advance and you don’t want to miss out.
2. To pose or not to pose…
This is the question. Photojournalistic? Or Formal? Love can be caught in both and both are needed. But character and raw emotion are found in photojournalistic work. Consider giving your photographer creative leeway to explore this area.
3. Practice makes perfect.
A little warm up during an engagement session let’s you get use to the photographer and them get used to you. Let’s face it, we aren’t usually accustomed to having a rather large lens in our proximity and it can be a little daunting for some.
4. Ignore the photographer.
Unless of course they are offering a suggestion. Then listen, please. Otherwise a great photographer will make themselves blend into the crowd and be subtle in movement and presence. The more you can pretend they aren’t there, the better photos you will receive. Even if you feel the camera is on you, don’t stop what you’re doing to look up and smile.
5. Hire a good make up artist.
There isn’t much more that needs to be said on this one. Natural, natural, natural. Oh yes, and flawless.
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