Summer Outfit Ideas For Date Night Or Engagement Shoots

Summer Outfit Ideas For Date Night Or Engagement Shoots

And we're back with more styled guides! I love posting these, because they're not only helpful for my clients, but also they provide me with a reference point as well when I pick new outfits for the season! Whether you're on the hunt for a new date night outfit, or you have an engagement shoot coming up, you can use these ideas to inspire your next ensemble. Look at colors and materials, or copy exactly what's below, either way, you're bound to find a new favorite look with my tips below.

Engagement Outfit Tips: Video

Engagement Outfit Tips: Video

Choosing an outfit for your engagement session can be super frustrating. There are so many things to think about! What colors should you pick? Should you wear a dress, or pants? And how the heck do you coordinate with each other? Fear not, because I have ALL the answers for you. In the video below I outline exactly what's appropriate for the shoot, what outfits you can prepare for, and the decision-making process behind choosing the best colors to wear! Whenever in doubt, you can also rest easy knowing your photographer is there to help you make those big decisions if you're struggling. So always pack a few options just in case!

Tips for bringing your dog to your engagement session

Tips for bringing your dog to your engagement session

Is a family photo really complete without your pups? When planning engagement sessions with my couples, I am asked frequently 'what is the etiquette when bringing a dog to an engagement session'. Personally I'm an animal lover, so any extra time I get to play with happy pups is time well spent. But not every photographer is as eager to bring them along. If your pets are hard to keep track of, they run off when they see another animal, or they are less behaved outdoors than indoors, sure, maybe it's not such a great idea to bring them along. Either way, I've got some tips to help you plan for the best session with your sweet animals without feeling overwhelmed or unsure how to capture the right moments. 

All-Day Makeup: How To with Kelli Thomsen

All-Day Makeup: How To with Kelli Thomsen

I know your struggle: getting your makeup to last through your photos! Whether your concern is for your wedding, engagement shoot, or even headshots, the thought of "will this last" sits in the back of your mind all day. Trust me, I have been there! Especially on especially hot wedding days. 

I sat down with makeup artist, Kelli Thomsen, to talk about what SHE does to prep her brides before their big day. It's not often a makeup artist gets to stay the duration of the wedding, so it's up to her prep and the touchups she leaves behind to keep her bride's face looking fresh into the night. Her biggest tip was surprising. Long lasting makeup has less to do with the makeup than actual skin prep. Even days before your wedding day!