The following tips to get the best engagement photographs will help you choose your location, prepare, feel confident, and get the most out of your time! More than anything else, you can expect to have fun!
Time of Day and Lighting
Lighting sets the mood for your images, and the mood sets the tone. Outdoors, the ideal time for skin tone and overall vibrance is during what photographers call magic hour. Magic hour is two hours after sunrise or two hours before sunset. During these times, you will avoid harsh tones, heavy contrast, squinted eyes, and odd shadows.
It is important to understand that natural sunlight and artificial lighting are two completely different settings. Natural light illuminates color in its truest form. Indoor light bulbs typically add a yellow or gold tint to everything. Indoor photos are still great options, especially if you want a moodier vibe. So consider what side of the spectrum you prefer – bright and colorful or dark and moody. How do you want your images to feel?
Bring Two Outfits
Heck, feel free to even bring a third outfit! Pick outfits that make you feel sexy, confident, and joyful! Consider where the portraits will be taken. If outdoors, let your clothes compliment the beauty of Mother Nature. If indoors, feel free to wear something that grabs more attention. Try not to obviously and overly match your outfits as a couple – sometimes, it can become distracting!
Consider Locations with Urban & Nature Vibes
When selecting a location in Colorado, you have options that offer diversity. Boulder gives you gorgeous mountain terrain as well as an adorable downtown area that can be done in the same two hour timeframe. Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the most gorgeous areas and is really close to downtown Estes Park, which gives a completely different look. Even going to downtown Denver is possible after spending time in the Rocky Mountain foothills if you desire the diversity of these two locations.
We feel so incredibly lucky to be able to capture and tell stories of lasting love in an instant world. We aim to capture intimate moments that commemorate the love and happiness felt in your relationship. Your photographs should highlight the unique connection you have with one another. Your love is a story to be cherished and told many times over. Hopefully, these tips to get the best engagement photographs help! Feel free to contact us with any questions!