Although engagement sessions are a necessary part of your wedding photography experience, I also believe that they can be such special and timeless sessions that can be gorgeous and truly turn out to be works of art that you would be proud to frame and hang up in your home. In my experience as an engagement photographer, the sessions that turn out to be the most classic are the ones with a little bit of a modern touch. Here are a few of my favorite tips for turning your engagement session into a classically modern photo shoot.
The first element of your engagement session that will really infuse a modern feel is your clothing. Opt for simple and timeless pieces, trends that have surpassed the changing times and decades. Knee-length form-fitting dresses are always a perfect option, and if you want to add in a pop of creativity, I recommend finding a killer pair of shoes! For men, a well-fitting suit is always the perfect option. I always recommend to plan your outfits together, so that everything flows and looks cohesive – if you’re going to add little pops of color to an otherwise monochromatic theme, coordinate these colors so that they flow and photograph well together!
A simple and easy way to make your engagement session more modern is picking the perfect session location. By keeping your location neutral, with clean lines and wide open spaces, you’re naturally allowing for a very naturally modern feel to your photos. Downtown sessions are always a nice and easy option for making your engagement photos feel a little more clean and upscale, as there are always gorgeous big buildings with bold architecture and lines to pull from.