Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Sami Jo Photography Session

Last week Jensen and I went up to Logan for a photo session with Sami Jo Photography that I won from the BYU blogger meet up.  It was just in time for our 2 year anniversary (that was yesterday!)  I love the way they turned out! She is one talented lady.  You can see a few more of the pictures from the session here

When we were doing the shoot Sami said she gets a lot of girls asking her for advice on what to wear for engagement sessions so I though I could share a few tips.  

The first thing I'd say is to wear something that you're comfortable in and feel good in.  Don't feel obligated to dress up or wear a certain style for you engagements.  Go with your own style, just dress it up a little.  If jeans and a t-shirt is what makes you feel good then go with it.

This should go without saying, but no graphic t's!  If you send out a photo with your wedding announcements, a lot of people you send the announcement to might only know one of you, so this will be the first time they get to see what the other one looks like.  You want people to focus on you in your photos, not on what your shirt is saying.

Keep it simple (but not boring).  This reminds me of when Suz and I were little, my mom had a friend who wanted to use our photos to promote their photography business.  It was around Christmas so we both wore really busy Christmas themed sweaters.  As cute as 6 year old twins in Christmas sweaters are, the photos would have looked much nicer with more simple outfits.

Don't be afraid of color.  When Jensen and I took our engagements I was afraid of our outfits clashing, so we both just wore black.  As much as I like our engagement pictures, I think they would have been so much more fun with some color.  For my photos with Sami Jo I wore one of my favorite cardigans for a pop of color, and I think it makes the photos so much more fun than they would have been otherwise. (And my sweater ended up matching the flowers in the background!)

-Viv

3 comments:

  1. Holy cow these are so pretty! I'm so glad you enjoyed your winnings from the blogger meet-up (We need to have another one of those or something!)

    Brooke

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  2. oh how COOL!! I love Sami!!! :)

    x.

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