i jumped into photography head first & that made me feel alive. then i started working full-time at boostability & i felt alive again too. i was excited to get up & go to work!! & then after mack died, i was in a dark, dark place & good grief came along & made me feel alive again.Read More
if you're getting married this summer at the salt lake temple, there are a few places that you NEED to take pictures at. it's almost tradition, but also these spots are PERFECT for gorgeous wedding photos & there's still endless opportunities to have DIFFERENT wedding photos at these points, so you can still be creative while hanging onto a few traditions.Read More
welcome to monday! today is the unofficial first day of my newest series: 5 tips. each week, i will share 5 tips for something fun! today's 5 tips post is 5 tips to have happy engagement photos!
wedding season is upon us. the blossoms have budded & bloomed, the weather is warming up, the days are getting longer & that means that soon, your fridge will be filled with wedding announcements & your weekends will be spent reception hopping (well, if you're in utah, that is). but for some of you, it's finally your turn to get all dressed up, go to a special location with the one you love & take pictures to put on that announcement on aunt fannie's fridge. YOU'RE ENGAGED & THAT'S THE BEST THING EVER!!
today, i want to share 5 of my best tips for having happy engagement photos! (don't be that couple that looks uncomfy or unhappy!!)
1. it's okay to kiss & love on your fiance
i know that it's a little awkward to kiss in front of your photographer, but trust me when i say that we're professional third wheels & kissing just doesn't even phase us. we want to show people that you're in love & the only way we can do that is if YOU act like you're in love. (which should be easy because you ARE in love!!)
2. fill in the gap
i always tell my couples at the beginning of my sessions that i want them to always be close to each other-- unless i tell them differently. again, i'm a professional third wheel & PDA doesn't phase me, so get hip to hip & fill in the gap between you & your love.
3. be yourselves + be silly
i ask my couples to do tickle wars, dance, i tell my grooms to pick up their bride & spin her around. it's OKAY to have fun. it's OKAY to do things that make you laugh. because laughing & happiness is super good when it comes to marriage & love.
4. laugh & laugh a lot
imma say it again for the people in the back. IT IS OKAY TO LAUGH BECAUSE LAUGHING & HAPPINESS IS SUPER GOOD WHEN IT COMES TO MARRIAGE & LOVE.
5. enjoy the session
even if the weather turns crappy or something goes wrong (because something always goes wrong, amiright?) just enjoy your session. enjoy taking your engagement photos with the love of your life because this never happens again. this is a time to cherish. don't stress but just enjoy it.
what tips would you add for having a happy engagement photos?
if you liked this post, be sure to check out 5 MUST-HAVE WEDDING PHOTOS AT THE SALT LAKE TEMPLE
if you're interested in hiring sadie banks photography as your wedding photographer this summer, email email@example.com for more information! i'd love to work with you, so be sure to email sooner than later so we can work together!
chelsie is one of my favorite bloggers. since meeting her, i've learned so much about blogging, pinterest & most importantly, how to live a vibrant life despite trials & suffering. chelsie is a lifestyle blogger but always shares the best tips & dupes for fashion & beauty. these photos were for a post she did-- styling a sherpa vest three ways. you can check it out here.
two weeks ago, i had the opportunity to meet & work with amberly & joe from a prioritized marriage. amberly blogs about how to make your marriage a priority & her blog is always such a fun read! i was so excited for the date idea that we were shooting-- an indoor campout. FUN. (also my kinda camping. the kind where you sleep on a mattress AND get to shower the next day) she shared more about the indoor campout date idea here.