Engagement Session Photography, serving Los Angeles and Orange County, Barnet Style!
We love engagement sessions, mainly because they give us a chance to get to know our couples better before the big day. It's our goal for you to enjoy the experience and love your photos after you see the images. This will make you look forward to the photography on your wedding day.
We make your engagement session fun and relaxed. After your session at a beautiful location, you will receive a gallery of photos that you can use for "save-the-date" cards, sign-in books, etc. But Engagement Sessions have so much more to offer!
It's a great for us to get to know you and have fun photographing you without the time constraints of the wedding day. We learn your best angles, the best way to light you, and you'll learn posing tips for the big day. It's also helpful to see how we photograph you and the way we are able to capture your chemistry. When it comes to your wedding day photography, you will be instantly more relaxed because we were able to spend time together on your engagement session.
After the session, we can meet at our studio to order products from the engagement session, or it can be done online.
We can suggest several locations for engagement sessions we like within our area such as beaches, parks, urban areas in downtown Los Angeles or Santa Ana, and the Santa Monica Pier to name a few. We're also happy to go to a location that has special meaning for you.
We'll have a phone consultation with you to discuss your session and the type of location you would like. You may want to go to the beach, a park, or an urban location. We also go over wardrobe and makeup to make sure you feel good during the session and look your best and it's OK to text us images of possible outfits. We are always happy to give you our expert advice.
Some couples bring a change of clothing for an extended session, and maybe even a friend to help them change and carry things. Even dogs are welcome as long as they come with a friend to be "the handler". A little pre planning will make your images timeless
Here are some tips that will help you plan your session:
MAKEUP AND HAIR:
• Women: When you are photographed, your makeup won't show up as much as you think. That's why we advise to apply your makeup as if you were attending a formal evening event, even if the portrait is to be done outdoors during the day. That being said, you should feel comfortable with your makeup and the way you look. Lots of our brides get their makeup done in advance by a makeup artist or make an appointment at a place like Sephora or Nordstroms. We can refer you to a makeup artist if you need a referral.
For hair, most of our brides wear it down, or slightly pinned back. If we have strong breezes or wind like we sometimes get a the beach, we'll be sure to work with the wind so your hair looks its best.
• Men: If you are getting a haircut close to the session date, it's best to do it a couple of days before so your hair has time to settle. Also, make sure you shave or trim your beard as you want it to look in your portraits.
• We recommend wearing colors that are about the same tone (dark/light) and suggest both of you should plan to wear light or dark colors. If there is too much contrast between your clothing, the eye will go to the area of contrast first before your faces. The same applies to strong prints or patterns, so go for solid colors as much as possible.
• Wearing colors darker than your skin tone is always flattering. It allows your face to be more prominent in the photograph but it's not a must.
Here are some examples of what our past clients have worn that worked well:
To see more examples our engagement sessions portfolio, click here: https://barnetphotography.com/weddings/engagements