Engagement Photography Ideas for the Bride-to-Be

More and more couples are opting to arrange for engagement photos months before the wedding as a way to capture their first flush of love before the pomp and pressure of the wedding, as well as procure professional photos for their “save the date” mailers or wedding websites. But since the practice of taking engagement photos is far from standard practice at this point, you might not have a clear idea of how to set it all up. For your wedding, you probably know that you need shots of events like saying your vows, exchanging rings, cutting the cake, and your first dance, as well as setups that include the wedding party,  arranged formally, just for example. But what the heck do you do for engagement photos? Every bride will have to decide for herself, but here are a few things to consider.

First, you need to find a photographer you like, and this can actually work in your favor since it gives you the opportunity to work with the professional you’ve chosen for your wedding. If you decide it’s not working out for whatever reason, you’ll still have time to find a suitable photographer for your wedding day. And the nice thing about using a pro when it comes to your engagement photos is that he/she has probably done it before, which means you’ll get some suggestions and advice concerning location, timing, outfits, a shot list, and more. With the right photographer on your side, you shouldn’t have to do all the heavy lifting of planning the shoot.

Next, you’ll want to select locations for your session and there are a couple of ways to go. You should probably snap at least a few pics in the studio setting but skip the cheesy set-ups and opt for a classic black or white background that will be timeless and unobtrusive. From there you’ll probably find that your photographer has some locations in mind, such as parks, museums, or other local settings. And you may have the option of choosing a few locations that are special to you, as well, provided they’re not too public (you don’t want photo-bombs in your engagement pics) or difficult to get to. Remember that your photographer is hauling a lot of equipment.

Once you’ve chosen your locations you can start to think about what you’re going to wear. The attire you choose should be somewhere between casual and formal, which gives you a lot of latitudes. Your best bet is to go with something casual-dressy; you want to look better than normal, but not so fancy that the photos seem contrived. And while you certainly don’t want to clash with your honey, you also shouldn’t match. Plan your outfits ahead of time so that they’re complementary. And feel free to undergo costume changes throughout the shoot – the more options you have to choose from, the more likely you’ll end up with the perfect engagement photos. You may also want to take this opportunity to audition stylists (hair and makeup) for your wedding day.

Finally, you need to consider the tone you want to set in your photos. Some couples prefer classic set-ups that feature plenty of hugs, kisses, and soulful eye-gazing. But this may not be your style. If you tend to be a rather goofy couple, you could do some gag photos with props. Or you might prefer more casual, candid shots. It all depends on your personalities, but it’s something to consider before you hire a professional from a reputable studio. Your photographer likely has a playbook for this scenario, but you don’t want to get railroaded. Knowing what you prefer ahead of time can only help to ensure that your session goes smoothly and you are satisfied with the engagement photos that come out of it.

Easy and Effective Ways to Improve Your Golf Swing

Learning how to improve your golf swing is imperative if you want to become good at golf. Whether you play a game of nine holes or eighteen holes, your golf swing will be your secret weapon. When it comes down to it, some people have a naturally powerful swing, but there is always room for improvement. As a newbie player, there are a number of ways to hone in on your driving skills. Of course, practice makes perfect – that should be a given – but there are also a number of other methods to improve your swing. Continue reading “Easy and Effective Ways to Improve Your Golf Swing”

Common Causes of Swollen Feet and Ankles

If you or someone that you love has ever had swollen feet and ankles before, then you know how uncomfortable it can be. And according to many medical professionals, when it happens, it’s not something that you should simply self-diagnose with an ice pack or some over-the-counter medication. The reason why is because it is oftentimes the case that swelling in the feet and ankles is a clear indication of underlying health issues that should be addressed. Continue reading “Common Causes of Swollen Feet and Ankles”

Why Research Focus Groups Need Academic Transcription

Academic transcription can cover a broad range of educational needs including research interviews, training programs, lectures, conferences, and research focus groups. Though each of these situations can benefit from transcription, transcription can make a tremendous difference in the efficacy of research focus groups. The time spent in these settings can be even more effective with the proper documentation. Continue reading “Why Research Focus Groups Need Academic Transcription”

Benefits of CPR and First Aid Training for Parents

As a parent, the safety and health of your child are paramount. This is why CPR and first aid training is so critical. Both CPR and first aid training were developed to prepare people for certain dire and emergency incidents. People in many different industries, like teachers, are required to get their certificate before they are applicable to start work and some occupations may make first aid and CPR training a mandatory part of the application process. As a parent, it may not be legally required, but it could potentially save your child’s life. Here are some benefits of CPR and first aid training for parents. Continue reading “Benefits of CPR and First Aid Training for Parents”

12 romantic dinner ideas

People who have the privilege of experiencing love in a beautiful love relationship, we know that it is very difficult to find the ideal person. That is why it is very important to know what kind of gestures to have with our partner and thus maintain life and the spontaneity of the relationship.

We share some romantic dinner ideas for you.

This is why, next, we want to provide you with a series of recommendations regarding such gestures, such as a wonderful romantic dinner so you can surprise her either by cooking or inviting her to a wonderful restaurant. The important thing is not the money you spend, but the good intentions with which you have organized the night and how much you love it. Continue reading “12 romantic dinner ideas”

Hairstyles of the 80s – Styles of the most famous rock bands of the time

Undoubtedly the hairstyles of the 80s revolutionized. The fashion of the 80s was a time overflowing in style and extravagance, but definitely unique. The bomber sleeves, the shoulder pads, the colors, the makeup and also the outstanding hairstyles, made that time something sublime and inimitable.

And not only in costumes, accessories and hairstyles highlighted the 80s, but also in those years many rock bands were born that are still heard today and continue to shake us with the memories of a beautiful time for most. Continue reading “Hairstyles of the 80s – Styles of the most famous rock bands of the time”

Ideas for Halloween – Makeup for women on the most anticipated night of the year

The month of October is approaching and with it the great celebration, well, we bring you ideas for Halloween. Time in all we had fun creating our characters for the long-awaited party. As usual every year we all look for appearances different from previous years. This is something that really entertains and excites us. But honestly, the costume is not as complicated as choosing the perfect makeup that matches that costume. Undoubtedly, Halloween, when we were children, was very different from today’s Halloween. The inspirations of costumes and makeup were considerably different. Makeup really wasn’t as popular back then as it is now. Continue reading “Ideas for Halloween – Makeup for women on the most anticipated night of the year”

12 nail shapes that can fit your look

If you want to see your look complete, you should consider the nail shapes that suit you best. By changing the shapes, colors, techniques or designs, there are many ways to wear the nails and make them stand out to complement your style. Continue reading “12 nail shapes that can fit your look”