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Washington Park Cincinnati Engagement

Washington Park in Cincinnati’s Over the Rhine is perfect for an engagement photo session.

Engagement Sessions are a great chance to warm up to the camera and to try out some fun poses. It’s kind of like a date except I get to follow you around. I usually start out suggesting a classic and flattering stance and then after a few snaps, you get to break from it and be more natural. He might want to kiss you on the cheek or give you a big bear hug. The session lasts about an hour and we get to catch up on the wedding plans. During the wedding day, I only get about thirty minutes for portraits of you two so it is important that we can move quickly during that time. I will already have a good idea of what you two are comfortable with and what is most flattering for your body types. Plus on the wedding day, we might put thirty minutes on the timeline but in reality, it usually ends up only being even shorter. Below is a list of wardrobe tips I hope you will find helpful!

Engagement Wardrobe Tips:
Don’t wear all black and don’t wear all white especially around your faces (eyes go to the lightest and darkest parts of the photo and we don’t want clothing to distract from your face)
Avoid stripes and small polka dots or small patterns
Pick something simple and classic
Wear something you know you look good in (not something new and trendy)
Try to match your styles- either both wear dressy or both wear jeans and a collared shirt
Coordinate your colors
Don’t wear a mini-skirt – there will be a lot of sitting and standing so wear something you can move in
Don’t go heavy on the makeup – natural makeup looks best outdoors (avoid countering-it looks like bruising and anything glossy-it reflects a glare into the lens)
Wear shoes you can run around it – we like to walk around a lot to find the best spots (feel free to bring heels to change into when we get to a good spot)
And the most important things: always bring a smile and be ready to have fun!

Smale Riverfront Park engagement

Smale Riverfront Park has an urban feel for an engagement session in downtown Cincinnati.

Smale Park fountains engagement

The rain curtain and cascade fountains with LED color changing lights at Smale Park is such a unique engagement location in Cincinnati.

Pioneer Park Montgomery Ohio engagement photo session

Pioneer Park in Montgomery Ohio is the perfect romantic engagement location.

Fall Cincinnati Nature Center engagement rustic

Fall at Cincinnati Nature Center with its natural wood bridge is the perfect backdrop for photos.


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