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Things to Do Before Your Engagement Session

Is it just me or do you see an engagement announcement every time you get on Facebook this time of year? I love it and am so excited to fill my schedule with so many gorgeous weddings! If you’re a 2022 bride-to-be that just said “yes” to forever, here are a few things that you should do before your engagement photo session! 


First, book Elaine as your photographer! Secure Elaine Gates Photography for your wedding date and preferred engagement session date! Are you having a spring, summer, fall, or winter wedding? The rule of thumb is to send your save-the-date cards six to eight months prior to your wedding so that your guests can plan accordingly.  


As your engagement session gets closer, choose your outfits to coordinate, not match.  Also, it’s best to choose solids and stay away from busy, distracting patterns. Feel free to choose 2 outfits to mix it up or include a more dressy and a casual option.   


Next, book an appointment to get your ring cleaned! There’s no better feeling than a freshly cleaned, sparkly ring and you want it to look its best in your engagement photos. You are generally advised to clean your engagement ring every two weeks, but use your session as an excuse to book a professional clean at your nearby jeweler!  


The last step before your session is to treat yourself to a fresh manicure! The perfect engagement manicure is a pretty nude or light pink so that your engagement ring can pop even more!


Finally, show up as your best selves! This is such an exciting time for you and your significant other so enjoy it! Let your love shine through these photographs and embrace all of the sweet, romantic poses that Elaine suggests. Congratulations on your engagement! Elaine Gates Photography wishes you a lifetime of happiness!  


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