Feeling Confident at your Engagement Session

Let’s start with the obvious, getting in front of a camera for an engagement session can be intimidating and nerve-wracking. Trust me, I know. You may be thinking that being a photographer, I should be a natural in front of the camera… Well that assumption is FALSE! I’m going to be completely transparent and tell you, I find myself feeling the same exact way you do going into a session! I can be so awkward, unsure of where to put my hands and extremely nervous. Over the years, I’ve became a bit better but, these feelings have helped me at my sessions with couples immensely! I can relate to exactly how they feel and can help ease the nervousness they’re feeling.

I always tell my couples before their engagement session, unless you’re Tyra Banks or Kendall Jenner, it’s OKAY to be nervous. It’s a normal thing! But, it’s my job to help you shake off those jitters and feel completely confident and to help you have fun before, during and after your session!

I want to give all the couples out there some tips to help give you a peace of mind for your upcoming engagement session! I want to bring you inside my mind as a photographer, what I think about during a session, things you can do that’ll help the shoot go smoothly, and generally just what to expect!

So let’s fix that! Here we go!

Looking for outfit inspiration?! Check out my Pinterest page HERE!

And if you read that and are like, um….. Yep, you’re awesome, I wanna hire you for our couples session or our wedding – you can contact me HERE!




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