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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.

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Cassidy | Senior 2018

Cassidy.
She is an outstanding, kind, smart and joyful young lady! 
We had so much fun taking part 2 of her senior photos at Haseltine Estate. 

She is currently a senior at Kickapoo High School and is looking forward to prom and graduation.
Want to know more about Cassidy? Keep scrolling! 
Enjoy!

What do you like to do in your free time?

"I love to play volleyball, read in my free time, and watch Netflix. I also love to go on spontaneous adventures with friends."

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What would you say you are a die hard fan of?

"I am a die hard fan of one tree hill. It has been my favorite show ever since freshman year."

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If you could meet anyone, who would it be?

"I would meet Demi Lovato. She has been inspiration for me since I was little and she such a strong and empowering woman. I have always looked up to her and would love to meet her in person ."

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What is your favorite movie?

"My favorite movie is either Chasing Mavericks or Creed. I love them both because they are super motivation and just really good. As for my favorite Disney movie, I would have to say Brother Bear. For anyone who knows my family, we are a hardcore Disney family so it’s hard to choose."

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What is a skill you would love to learn?

"I would love to learn sign language. I am absolutely fascinated that an entire language was created by only using our hands and that people use it all the time. I just think it is super cool and like it’s a good way to connect with people I would not normally be able too."

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What would you sing at karaoke night?

"I would sing "Baby" by Justin Bieber because it’s so funny watching people’s reactions when they hear that song and adding someone who can’t sing to save her life would make it that much funnier."

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