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11 Tips for No-Stress Engagement Photography

Love is in the air—you’re engaged and you’ve decided to hire a Dallas engagement photographer. Whether the portraits are for save-the-date cards, invites, or to display on your website, this is the time to simply be yourself—in the moment, doing what you naturally do when you’re with your sweetheart.

Yes, you’ll receive subtle direction from the engagement photographer, but this is your love story; told through your eye contact, the way you touch each other, in your smile and those quirky moments that make you laugh uncontrollably.  

The engagement photography session is all about capturing expressions of your love and stress is not invited to the party. So, here are 11 tips for No Stress Engagement Photography.

Emotion filled Dallas Engagement Photographer

1.  If you follow any tip on this list, this first tip is huge and non-negotiable. Hiring an engagement photographer who is personable, creative and fun can make all the difference in no-stress engagement photography and stress-filled engagement photography.

You should have a professional yet warm connection with your engagement photographer. If you feel uncomfortable, awkward or nervous, that discomfort will show up in your body language and in your facial expressions. Take some time to search for the best in Dallas engagement photography. This is a special day for you and your fiancé and you’ll have these portraits for a lifetime.

2.  Choose a theme and share your vision with your engagement photographer. Yes, the photographer is the creative master, but having some knowledge of your love story helps the photographer capture the best poses and props to showcase the perfect engagement story book.

3.  Select attire that is comfortable and that complements the other at least 2-3 weeks in advance. The last thing you want is to start your photography session with regret over a last minute, and less flattering purchase. That will certainly bring on the stress.

4.  We’re in awe of the landmarks we’ve seen in Dallas engagement photography, but consider choosing a location that has special meaning to your love story. Being in a familiar environment will help you open up and allow your emotions to flow naturally.

5.  Come prepared to have fun! Remember, your engagement photography is a unique, less formal and playful reflection of your bond and friendship. Soak up the beauty of this special and unrushed time with your sweetheart.

6.  Trust your engagement photographer. Your photographer is the expert. He or she knows how to capture the ideal shots, at the right time and from the most flattering angles. They are keenly aware of appropriate hand placement and poses.

7.  No amount of editing can cover the effects of feeling tired and sleep deprived. So, get a good night sleep. Rest your mind and body so you’re looking and feeling your best for your engagement photography session.

8.  Eat a light breakfast so you’re not feeling weighed down or bloated. It’s better to have not eaten enough than to over eat right before your photo shoot.

9.  Breathe. Sounds obvious, but when you’re mindful of your breathing it will help you relax and release any tension in your body, which can show up in your photos.

10.  Communicate with your engagement photographer. If there’s a special pose or backdrop that you want to capture, share it with your photographer. Your photographer will advise the best approach and you’ll feel more invested in the session knowing your idea was considered or used.

11.  Here’s a simple and effective approach to no-stress engagement photography. Workout together at the gym or go for a brisk run or walk the morning of your shoot. The release of endorphins will have you feeling confident, connected, and maybe a little frisky—the perfect ingredients for no-stress engagement photography.

Congratulations on your engagement! I hope these tips have been helpful. Remember, relax, breathe, and enjoy every moment. As you begin your search for Dallas engagement photographers, choose an engagement photographer who is personable, creative and fun. Cheers!

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Engagement Session at the Hollow Hill Farm Event Center


When looking for a home country feel with all the classy elements you couldn’t find a more perfect wedding venue with all the qualities you need then at the Hollow Hill Farm Event Center in Weatherford, TX.

This wedding venue crafted out of love is a family run business with unique features such as the ‘Old Town’ which includes a western replica of a Jail house, a School and a vintage store displayed with trinkets, fully furnished rooms with beautiful hand-made touches, such as The Bunk house (the grooms room) and The Cantina (the brides room). The attention to detail is amazing on all the buildings, decor and landscaping.

Artistic Engagement Photography in DFW

The country landscapes this venue provides are breathtakingly beautiful, you could have an outdoor ceremony at their Pavilion or in the romantically lit Barn House.

When approached by our Bride to be Sascha and her fiance Brad she relayed to us she wanted something country inspired, preferably a red barn for their engagement photos. Hollow Hills Farm is the first venue that came to our mind, since this venue provides the perfect country backdrops and scenery to create timeless country engagement and wedding photography.

Enjoy a few photos from our fun and country inspired engagement session!



Japanese Garden Engagement Photography in Fort Worth


My most recent engagement photography session was at the beautiful Fort Worth Botanic Garden and at the Japanese Garden, on a marvelous winter day. This was a perfect day and photo location for Alex and Jason's Fort Worth engagement session. Their love and joy was intense, and plenty of kisses where frozen in time, it was a blast capturing it frame by frame.

I have photographed more engagement sessions at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden than my brain can remember, but this location still remains fresh for me and every session I do there still has a new look and feel. There are so many areas within the gardens that have all different looks and that are perfect for engagement photography during all the months of the year. If you are planning an engagement photography session in the DFW area, you should definitely consider the variety of the Fort Worth Botanical Garden and the smaller and very lush Japanese Garden for your engagement photos.



Dallas Engagement pictures at Las Colinas


I had tons of fun doing Jessica and Wesley's engagement session by the beautiful Mandalay Canal at Las Colinas in Irving. The area around the Mandalay Canal has always been one of my favorite spots for engagement pictures in Dallas. The area has such a great southern European charm to it and is perfect backdrop for a classy engagement portrait session. I can't wait to photograph Jessica and Wesley's wedding at the Old Red Museum in Dallas, they are so much fun to shoot.



Engagement Photos for 2015


If you got one of these or if you know someone that just received one, then you or they need to get some great engagement photos and a ring shot by me in 2015 ;) Happy New Year!



Valerie & Stephene's engagement session


On a marvelous sunny summer day I had the pleasure to shoot Valerie and Stephene's engagement session at the Fort Worth botanical garden. We had a terrific time in the lush garden and I was even able to convince them to step into the tall weeds for a fresh a green look.

Fort Worth engagement portraits at the Botanical Garden

Fort Worth engagement portraits at the Botanical Garden