Style Book: An Engagement Session Guide


After I post any engagement session, I’m always asked how I pick my locations and what I do in regards to styling for my clients. As much as I wish I could, I really can’t take credit for my clients’ amazing fashion sense and we always work together to pick the locations. I can say that it’s been really beneficial to have a FAQ and some suggestions on hand to steer them in the right direction when we start planning the session out. Since I’ve found having these bits of information available to share with my clients to be oh-so-useful, I wanted to share those same tips with other photographers and any brides-to-be looking for advice.

“Style Book: An Engagement Session Guide” is a twelve page pamphlet of information on (you guessed it) how to plan for the engagement session. It includes everything from “when to book” to “how to pick a location” to “what to wear.” I emphasize the importance of making the session unique to the client and I probably wear out the word “confidence” because a confident person just knows how to work it in front of the camera; I preach the truth! Amen. If you’re a photographer and you’d like to share this with your clients, feel free to share this page of suggestions that I’ve found helpful, but as I say in the closing page of this booket:

“This Style Book is in no way a rule book. It’s just a few pointers to help guide you in the right direction to make sure you’re ready for the camera. When it gets right down to it, this is YOUR session! Make it personal, make it real and remember, above all else, just have fun!”

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Note to photographers: feel free to share this page with clients if you find it helpful, but please be respectful and do not copy or plagiarize.

Tell me what you think:

I’d love to hear any feedback you might have on this booklet. Was this helpful for you? Is it chock-full of typos? Would you like for me to continue doing the occasional informational post for photographers or should I just hush up and get back to the photos? ;)

Let me know what your thoughts are in the comments and have a great weekend!