Engagement session Preparations

Pre- Engagement session preparations

As an engagement and wedding photographer in the Nashville, TN area, I have helped many couples with their pre-engagement session preparations! My goal is to have great images that we both will be proud of for years to come.

Make Up

I highly recommend ladies get their make up done by a professional, Pros know best what will look good for your skin type and for the camera. (highlighters are not our friend for photos sessions) Even if you are the type that does not usually wear a lot of make treat yourself, I did and it was so relaxing ! If you do not usually wear makeup, then you should certainly leave it to the pros, besides who does not feel good about being pampered ? You will feel like a million bucks and this confidence will shine through in your pictures! Also, this would be a great time to schedule your makeup consultation for your wedding day!


I get asked this question all the time ” Will my nails/hands show”? Yes they will, as we do a huge variety of poses and , well just have fun! When your arms are wrapped around the love of your life, the last thing you want to be thinking about it is ” oh no I didn’t do my nails!” and then trying to hide them. Gel manicures are perfect for those who don’t want to commit to getting acrylics regularly, and keep your nails looking great!  If your not the type to get manicures, just make sure your nails are clean, we certainly want to show off your gorgeous engagement ring ! And guys, this goes for you as well!


Please no …. When the natural light or flash hits glitter it often ends up looking like white patches, thank goodness glitter is on its way out! But keep in mind some body lotions still contain micro glitter, save that lotion for a hot night out.

For Both of you

Schedule haircuts so that your hair just the right length that you like it! We all know the first week of a haircut, you cannot wait for it to grow just a little. So, plan a good week before your session. If you normally color your hair, make sure your roots are colored. Guys you do not want to look too polished especially if you normally go 3 months without a haircut. And its ok to be a little scruffy or have a 5 o clock shadow.



I strongly suggest that you do not go tanning for either your engagement session, or your wedding day, unless this is your natural look and the weather has not cooperated. But please do not overdo it, you do not want your fiancé to look like a ghost compared to you. This also goes for tanning products, most will turn your skin orange, and this really shows in pictures. If you have found a particular tanning product that does not leave your skin orange please let me know! I would love to pass this on to my clients!

I hope these pre engagement session tips will helps guide you to the weeks before your Engagement session, I am looking forward to capturing your true love and beauty 🙂 If you would like to schedule a session with me, contact me to get reserved as my schedule gets really busy in the spring !

Pre- Engagement session preparations