Engagements are one of my favourite parts of the entire photography experience with my couples! We get to know each other, and we get to look silly in front of each other because I’ll make you two tickle each other in front of a stranger (me) and I’ll probably trip at least ten times over myself. (At least!)
What to wear? Well, something that not only compliments you, but it must also complement the environment. Think of environment when picking colours! Most of the time, any neutral colour will compliment whatever environment we shoot in. For example, mustard is neutral of yellow. Forest green is neutral to green. Navy is neutral of blue, and so on and so forth. Remember not to wear overly distracting patterns. We want photos to be about you two and your love. Not brands.
Well, truth to be told lighting is key in photography. I am a natural light photographer, and I use flash when the sun goes down. (Mostly for the reception.) So when planning your timeline there are a few points to take into consideration. For example, your ceremony most probably will be during harsh sunlight (3pm, 4pm) ,so try and make the sun be behind you and not shining into your face (Sure it will make your highlight glow nicely) because you can't use sunglasses and you don't want all your ceremony photos with closed eyes. A nice tree will also do the trick. Another important note for the ceremony, let's ask your guests to be unplugged. After all, I will be there to capture your love for you and for them to hold on to forever,
For your getting ready photos, the best conditions for lighting would be a room with large windows and enough light coming in through the windows to light the room evenly with the lights off.
In terms of the couple shoot (My favourite part!) let's try and plan it for golden light and a little after (the blue light). These will be the photos you print for your home, let's make them extra special. Please trust your photographer, they will create something you will love forever. Relax and enjoy that time with your partner.
Hope these tips help and don't forget to ask if you have any more questions.