Boston Engagement Portrait Sessions


WHAT ARE ENGAGEMENT PORTRAITS ALL ABOUT?

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Engagements portraits are a chance to have beautiful and professional images of you as a couple, in your regular clothes in a place that is meaningful to you.  With a mix of gentle coaching and you two being yourselves,  it's also a fun time to make portraits without the time constraints of the wedding day. Engagement portraits give you some time to warm up in front of the camera, and build a rapport with your photographer.  It’s also a chance to use location as part of your story. This moment marks the when your individual lives becomes about your life together.  Treasure it. 


WHAT DO YOU DO WITH YOUR ENGAGEMENT PORTRAITS?

Enjoy your engagement portraits as wall portraits, save-the-date cards, your wedding invitation or a guest sign-in book.

Maybe you already have ideas on how you want to use images from your engagement session.  In Save-The-Date announcements, wedding invitations (you can to traditional paper or use an online invitation) or on a wedding website.  Maybe you want to have a beautiful portrait framed for your new home together. 

guestbook with images from engagement portrait shoot

guestbook with images from engagement portrait shoot

 More than just a portrait of you, the images and the invitation can set the tone for the celebration you are planning.  We help couples share their love story by making the engagement portrait session thoughtful and personal.

If you want to go paperless with your invitations, Paperless Post is an elegant online resource for couples looking for creative inspiration. 

Using the engagement portrait session for setting the tone in a natural environment for a casual, loving celebration.

Using the engagement portrait session for setting the tone in a natural environment for a casual, loving celebration.

WHERE SHOULD YOU DO ENGAGEMENT PORTRAITS?

Bruins fans at the old Boston Garden at their Boston engagement portrait session.

Bruins fans at the old Boston Garden at their Boston engagement portrait session.

Choose a location that means something to the two of you - a part of your life together or a place that holds a special memory makes the environment of a portrait resonate.  If you are feeling at all shy or uncomfortable about being in front of the camera, we can make the portrait session around an activity you both enjoy - going to the farmer's market, cooking dinner, taking the dog for a walk, or snow ball fights, etc.  I love the challenge of making great images anywhere, especially in a location has special meaning to the couple.

with the pack, at the dog park

with the pack, at the dog park

Maybe it’s where you met or one of your favorite places to spend time together. Places that hold a special memory make the portraits resonate.  A bit camera shy?  Then we will focus around an activity you both enjoy - an outing to the farmer’s market, cooking dinner, taking the dog for a walk, snowball fights, pub crawls or whatever is your jam.


WHAT SHOULD YOU WEAR TO AN ENGAGEMENT SHOOT?

At the engagement portrait session, I want everyone to feel completely comfortable and relaxed; so that's my gentle reminder to make sure everyone is fed and caffeinated. ;)

Simple clothes, in which you feel confident, photograph the best.  Very saturated colors, such as primary red or yellow near the face can overpower the face and add color-cast to skin. To give extra options, you are welcome to bring a change of clothing.

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WHEN SHOULD YOU SCHEDULE YOUR ENGAGEMENT PORTRAIT SESSION?

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Schedule your engagement portrait session at least a few months before the wedding. Talk with your photographer about the best time of day to schedule the engagement shoot, keeping in mind they will know the best time of day for the light.

 

 

 


Ready to book an engagement portrait shoot?
Book and schedule your engagement session today by contacting our studio by phone at 617-942-1449 or by email at info@arsmagnastudio.com