June is one of the most popular months for the engagement photo shoots in Toronto. I feel like it’s the best time now, to share with you some more tips on how to make your engagement session rock!

The first article on tips for your engagement session gave some ideas on how to make this time truly reflective of who the two of you are as a couple (you can read it here). In part two of this series, we have more tips for preparing for this engagement photo shoot.

Remember, that I’m going to help you with everything you need: pick a perfect location, give some advice on your outfit and make you feel relaxed during the experience.

Stop Worrying, I’m there for You

Posing for pictures is stressful and awkward, as this is not natural for most of us, to pose for pictures for some stranger with the professional camera. My job is to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. I’m going to talk to you through the entire process, direct you how to pose, make you laugh and do everything else to make sure, that you have a great time! Enjoy this time and your photos will show it.

Match Your Clothing to Your Engagement Photo Shoot Location

If your selected location is really casual then it doesn’t make sense to wear something more formal as you’ll look out of place. The clothing you select should make it look as though you naturally fit into the venue you’ve selected. You and your fiancé will be at the foreground of the photographs, of course, but if your clothing compliments your environment they will turn out that much better. If you’re choosing multiple locations then you can bring a change of clothes so that you don’t have to have all your pictures with the same outfit. Discuss the various locations with your photographer and that you want to change outfits so they are aware and can plan for it.

Bring Some Extra Shoes & Umbrella

If you plan to wear high heels it is recommended that you bring flats as well. There could be some walking in between spots for shooting photographs, so this will add comfort to the day for you. You might also wish to have some shots with flats instead of heels and if that’s the case then you’ll want to make sure they are cute and stylish and match your outfit. The weather in Toronto can be very tricky, so make sure you have a nice umbrella with you. There is nothing more romantic than pictures in the rain.

Forget About the Camera

Doesn’t sound that easy, right? Try to focus on your partner and the connection that is between two of you. Pretend it’s just the two of you, out on a date together. Or don’t even pretend. A lot of my couples make this day special from start to finish. Take the day off, eat delicious breakfast together, and go to your favorite coffee shop after the photo shoot.

Trust Your Photographer

You chose your photographer for a reason, right? You saw their work with other couples, either on social media or on their website, and you liked the work they produced – something about their photographs drew you to select them. You could have chosen anyone, but you picked them. They have the experience, this is their passion and their livelihood so they’re going to do everything they can to make this an enjoyable and memorable experience for both of you. If you have questions ask them! If you are unsure about something then talk about it. They are here for you and to make your experience the best possible.

Have Some Fun

This is a really enjoyable time for you and your fiancé so it’s important to have some fun with this. Just be yourself and don’t try to push the limits too far. Make this time about the two of you as a couple, reflecting who you are as people. Don’t be afraid to laugh and be silly together – those usually turn out as the best shots. Be yourself and you won’t be disappointed.