Now that you are Engaged: 6 ideas for preparing the perfect engagement session

Ideas for Planning Your Engagement Session

If you want your pictures to really showcase your love story, we have some ideas to help you plan the perfect engagement session. Let us help you prepare for your session by sending us over the answers to the following questions:

Wedding Series: Do I really need a professional makeup artist?

Should I Hire a MUA for My Wedding Day?

You’ve made a big investment in photography (and possibly videography as well) to help capture your big day. You want to make sure you absolutely look your best. Although, I’m sure you do a very nice job on your everyday makeup, I strongly recommend looking into hiring a makeup artist. 

Now that you are Engaged: How to mentally prepare your fiancé for your session to get him to cooperate

Preparing Your Fiancé for Your Session

Are you stressing out about your upcoming engagement session? Not sure if your fiancé is going to enjoy it or want to participate? Check out these tips for helping get him to cooperate:

Before you Graduate: How to prepare for your session (for guys)

Preparation Tips for Senior Guys

Now that you’ve booked your session, we have a few tips for you to help you get ready for your close up. Follow these guidelines the weeks leading up to your session and we’ll take care of the rest!

Xavier + Juanisha: Virginia Beach Convention Center OFFICIAL Royal Wedding

 Xavier + Juanisha: Virginia Beach Convention Center OFFICIAL Royal Wedding

ONE OF MY FAVORITE PARTS OF SHOOTING A WEDDING IS PHOTOGRAPHING ALL THOSE TINY DETAILS THE BRIDE AND GROOM CLEARLY PUT A TON OF THOUGHT AND ENERGY INTO. I MEAN, I AM ALL ABOUT CAPTURING THE LOVE AND THE FIRST KISS AND ALL THOSE TENDER MOMENTS, BUT WHO CAN FORGET ABOUT THE CENTERPIECES, WEDDING FAVORS, ACCENT LIGHTING AND BOUTONNIERES? AM I RIGHT?

Now that you are Engaged: Engagement Series: Incorporating your hobbies into your e-session

Incorporating Hobbies 

Things to remember when trying to come up with a ‘theme’ for your engagement session:

Clothing – If you are super into sports, you can dress up in your favorite team’s jerseys or other team swag.

Props – Bringing props is going to be the easiest way to incorporate your hobbies into your session.

Location – Another way that you can incorporate your interests is to think about locations that have significance to you.

Wedding Series: Not having a first look? How much time do you need after the ceremony for photos?

How Much Time Do I Need for Photos If I Don’t Have a First Look? 

If you want to go the more traditional route and forego the first look, here are the minimum times you will need to schedule out for photos after the ceremony.

Before you Graduate: Now booking – Prom Mini Sessions!

Prom Mini Sessions

It’s that time of year again! SmartShot Photography is now preparing for prom mini sessions! We have a limited amount of time slots available, so you’ll need to move fast on this offer. These sessions last for 15 to 30 minutes (15 for one couple, 30 for two couples).

Now that you are Engaged: Save the Date!

ave the Date Session/Products

Sending out Save the Dates are important for a few different reasons: 

-It is especially important to send them out if you have a lot of out of town guests planning to attend the wedding. This gives them plenty of time to prepare for travel.