Klodiana & Sam Engagement

by | Sep 4, 2017 | Engagement Session, Music Gardens Toronto, Season - Summer

Music Gardens Toronto

I absolutely loved photographing this head-over-heels adorable couple’s summer engagement shoot at Toronto Music Gardens. I am so lucky to be able to meet some truly amazing couples. These two were very easy to work with. They even came with photo inspirations to guide me in their particular style of posing. Even though our official photo site was the Music Gardens, we explored the pier all the way through. Here is a small selection of the photos from that fantastic afternoon session. This couple lucked out by having a friend from abroad photograph their wedding. So until she gets here, I have the luxury of doing their engagement photos. I’m definitely happy with the results but I’m also excited to see how the wedding comes out. Klodiana and Sam, you are a fierce combination of pure beauty and wildness, absolutely gorgeous. I hope your day is just as perfect.

How to Prepare

What to wear?

This is the biggest question I get from couples planning their engagement shoot. What to wear? There is no real rhyme or reason. Wear clothes that make you feel like you. You’ll look like a bride and groom on your wedding day. So for the engagement shoot, go for comfort and something that flatters your body type. If you book extra time, include an outfit change to show off a casual and semi-formal look.

You don’t need to match but coordination does help. So choose colors that go with the season you’re working with. Fall/Winter is better with jewel tones. Spring/summer works better with pastels. That doesn’t mean you have to make your man wear pink. However, pick something that works for both of you. Play around with accessories. For guys, this could be a tie, pocket square, or a nice watch. For girls, it could be jewelry, shoes, or a nice purse. Opt for classic looks over fashion trends. You’ll look back on these photos for years so the idea is timeless.

Pinterest

Use Pinterest to your advantage. It’s a great inspiration source when selecting outfits and figuring out your style preference with photos. Copying another photographer’s editing style isn’t proper etiquette. However, if there is a pose or concept you’d like to try, this is the time to experiment. It’s a great way to learn about your photographer, and how they shoot. For us, it’s how we learn about your dynamic and what makes you laugh. We learn what angles are flattering and work around your insecurities. If you are self-conscious about your nose and avoid profile shots, tell us.

I normally recommend my couples to time their engagement photos around the same time of day they plan on doing their wedding portraits. While most want sunset photos, the reality is you’ll be doing your wedding portraits earlier in the day. The signature sunset photos are more of a quick escape during cocktail hour.

 

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