5 Poses to Practice Before Your Engagement Session

5 Poses to Practice Before Your Engagement Session
By Jaylee Branch and Hannah DeVries

1. Serious Face

Although most of your engagement photos will be super cute, happy, and fun...it is nice to throw in a couple serious faces. This can be intimidating on the spot, so make sure to practice in the mirror next to your loved one. If you are a super smiley person, it’s okay! We will capture it in a way where your eyes are still smiling!

2. Long Kiss

There will be a few pictures where the photographer will snap a kiss! Mhmm!! To make sure we can get the perfect shot, practice holding your kiss for 5-10 seconds. Sounds funny, but some people may find it awkward to kiss for a longer period of time in front of someone!

3. Gaze Into Each Other’s Eyes

It’s what we see in the movies…and all over Instagram! We are suckers for these shots! Here’s what you do! Snuggle up and bring your foreheads close together. Look in each other’s eyes as you're about to kiss. Try holding a gaze for about 5-10 seconds! If you catch yourself laughing…that is PERFECTLY FINE! We love these moments too. Get the gaze down and it can lead to some really swoon worthy, romantic photos. 

4. Snuggling Up to Each Other

Some of you love PDA and some of you hate it. Unfortunately the photographer needs you to be prepared to snuggle up! The closer you are physically…the better it comes across in photos! Remember! We are hoping to capture the chemistry between you two! Your engagement photos should express the love you share for one another and what better way to show that than being snuggled up!? Try holding on to each others arm, hugging and swaying or walking while bumping each other.

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5. Twirling

This shot might not be for everyone…but it sure is fun! Heck! Go ahead and practice for your first dance. Some of my favorite shots are created from a slow dance.

Sam - 2 Years

Oh Sam!

You are always a joy to be around! I cannot believe that we took your 1 year photos A YEAR AGO!!! It doesn’t seem possible.

Anyone else obsessed with Sam’s curly hair? It completely matches his joyful personality.

Wanna know a little more about our 2 year old friend Sam? Keep scrolling!

Sam - 2 Years

Featuring — Friends George and Otis

How would you describe Sam’s personality?    “Sam has the best facial expressions and he feels every emotion to the extreme. When he’s happy, he can light up any room with that big smile! When he is really concentrating on something, he sticks out his tongue just like his daddy does. And when he’s feeling upset, a kiss and a hug usually do the trick! He’s definitely a flirt and can make a friend anywhere he goes!”

How would you describe Sam’s personality?

“Sam has the best facial expressions and he feels every emotion to the extreme. When he’s happy, he can light up any room with that big smile! When he is really concentrating on something, he sticks out his tongue just like his daddy does. And when he’s feeling upset, a kiss and a hug usually do the trick! He’s definitely a flirt and can make a friend anywhere he goes!”

What games does Sam, Clara and Levi play together?    “Sam and Clara love playing “Ring Around the Rosie” together and they love to “sing” duets of all their favorite nursery rhymes. They have some pretty great dance skills, too. Sam and Levi love playing cars and ball together.”

What games does Sam, Clara and Levi play together?

“Sam and Clara love playing “Ring Around the Rosie” together and they love to “sing” duets of all their favorite nursery rhymes. They have some pretty great dance skills, too. Sam and Levi love playing cars and ball together.”

What is Sam’s Favorite food, toy and tv show?    “Sam’s current favorite food is mac and cheese and he loves blueberries and mandarin oranges, too! His favorite toy right now is probably is little tikes basketball goal he got for his birthday—he loves to “shoot the ball!” His favorite TV shows are “Mickey and the Roadster Racers” and “Puppy Dog Pals.””

What is Sam’s Favorite food, toy and tv show?

“Sam’s current favorite food is mac and cheese and he loves blueberries and mandarin oranges, too! His favorite toy right now is probably is little tikes basketball goal he got for his birthday—he loves to “shoot the ball!” His favorite TV shows are “Mickey and the Roadster Racers” and “Puppy Dog Pals.””

What’s Sam’s favorite sport?    "Sam’s favorite sport is football! He’s always running around the house yelling “OU FOOTBALL!” “Touchdown!” and “tackle!”"

What’s Sam’s favorite sport?

"Sam’s favorite sport is football! He’s always running around the house yelling “OU FOOTBALL!” “Touchdown!” and “tackle!”"

Funniest thing Sam says that makes you laugh!    “Sam is always saying things that make us laugh! He talks about OU football in his sleep and it’s the first thing he asks to play in the morning...”Play ball, dada?” He has recently started to grab us by the hands and say “come on!” if we don’t do something fast enough. He is a little sponge right now and will try to repeat anything you say.”

Funniest thing Sam says that makes you laugh!

“Sam is always saying things that make us laugh! He talks about OU football in his sleep and it’s the first thing he asks to play in the morning...”Play ball, dada?” He has recently started to grab us by the hands and say “come on!” if we don’t do something fast enough. He is a little sponge right now and will try to repeat anything you say.”