Engagement Prep Guide


West Village Engagement

In preparation for the shoot, below are a few tips:

For the Ladies:

  • If you’re planning on cutting and/or coloring your hair, do it about 7 to 10 days prior to the shoot.

  • There will MORE than likely be a shot of your ring on your finger, get a manicure. And while you’re out, pop into a jewelry store and get your ring cleaned so it’s EXTRA sparkly.

  • Pick your outfit FIRST! Then coordinate your fiance’s outfit around yours. Feel free to bring an outfit change and we’ll change it up if time permits.

For the Guys:

  • If you’re planning on cutting your hair, do it about 5 to 7 days prior to the shoot.

  • Guys, it’s all about making HER look good. Do as you’re told. You’ll learn soon enough, “Happy Wife. Happy Life.”

Random Notes:

  • Props: If there are any props you want to incorporate into the shoot, please bring those: blankets, pets (I LOVE DOGS!)or anything meaningful to you both.

Hudson River Park Engagement

What to wear:

1. Wear colors and clothes that you will feel comfortable in during the shoot. Nothing you will feel that you would need to adjust regularly during the shoot if it doesn’t fit right. The more comfortable you are, the more confident you will be and the better the photos will turn out. I want your friends and family to look at your photos and say “Oh that is SOOO x and y!” not “hey, who are these people that are not being authentic.”

2. Don’t wear any crazy patterns or any thin stripes, they tend to photograph weird.

3. Don’t wear matching clothes, we want complementary coloring as it adds a great composition to the photos.

4. Lastly, when in doubt, don’t hesitate to send me any outfit questions you may have. Take a picture of the outfits and email it to me and I am more than happy to provide some guidance.