Just a few days back on a cloudy Sunday, John and I ventured across the Golden Gate Bridge to take our first round of engagement pictures we will be using for our Save The Date cards! Despite the wind, the few preview photographs we received from the lovely Torrey Fox put an instant smile on our faces. From location scouting to scheduling a hair/makeup session (more on that later!) and creating a DIY driftwood sign, we knew getting our outfits on point would be the final step! With a night of trying on a few outfits together, thinking about the natural elements we would be photographed in and allowing enough time to order accessories, we are totally pleased with the preview photographs! Now, we must patiently wait to receive the rest of the shots in the coming weeks!
Incorporate Surrounding Colors
Think about the colors of the environment that you are in and try your hardest to incorporate hues from that color palette. You wouldn’t find anything bright pink at a beach (besides maybe a sand castle bucket left behind) so why wear a color that will look out of place in that setting? A neutral palette is always a safe bet, but don’t afraid to do pops of color through accessories and props.
Give Yourself Enough Time To Prep
Not sure you are going to love what you have in your closet? The best bet is to order additional outfits online and then return what you don’t like. The modern woman of today has so many commitments on top of a full time job that taking the time to go shopping isn’t a preferred option. I knew that these pictures were going to be very special, so ordering extra items and returning what I didn’t end up choosing saved me so much time and stress of not being able to find anything in stores.
Give Yourself A Chance To Take Casual & Dressy Photos
Unlike these images, our first shoot location was in the hills and trails of Marin. Because of this, we figured it would be the best spot to play dress up and choose an outfit that was more on the formal side! These photographs turned out so beautiful and I’m really looking forward to sharing more of them with you! By having some formal and some casual photographs, you will capture the best of both worlds!
Coordinate Textures & Lengths With Your Partner
This is probably one of the more challenging aspects to coordinate, but if you do it right you can get wonderful results! For this session in particular, I choose to wear a crocheted sweater which has a good deal texture. It only made sense to coordinate a simple, plain shirt for John to wear to off set the textured sweater. If he wore a plaid shirt for example, it would have looked mismatched.We chose to both wear light colored pants to compliment the foggy, cloud filled skies we knew would be present.
Once you have your pictures, you’ll need to print save the dates! John and I will be using Minted for our wedding suite stationary because I am loving the contemporary designs, free calligraphy inspired addressing and ease of use. If you’re in the market for invitations for other events, be sure to shop their designs here.
Until Next Wedding Wednesday….