Meet Chris and Eunie. My brother-in-law and Rich's future sister-in-law. :) We got to spend an afternoon with them around Union Square/the High Line in New York City and we had so much fun together. It was really special to be able to photograph a couple so dear to us. And we were thrilled to see their session featured on Brooklyn Bride earlier this month (link below)!
We're also excited to share a little more about this session here on our blog today! When we started planning for this session, we wanted to give it a special touch - something that we were only able to do with the amazing talents of Amanda Ngai! Amanda is a super talented stylist in New York City and we were honored to have the opportunity to collaborate with her. If you've ever wanted to work with a stylist, we'd love to get you connected!
Here are some behind-the-scenes snapshots of the day!
And! A few tips from Amanda on what to consider when preparing your outfits for your own engagement session:
Wardrobe should help elevate your shoot, not distract from it. Wardrobe is a great way to help show your personality and celebrate your engagement.
General Guidelines for Wardrobe:
- Don't be afraid of color or patterns! Once they're on your body, they often get muted and really help make images visually interesting. an easy way to incorporate color/patterns is to layer (cardigans, jackets) or add accessories that add a pop of color (belts, jewelry, scarves).
- Stay away from black and white! Unless you want them as a theme and they are part of a color story, they draw attention to themselves and will distract from your photo story.
- Be yourself! -Your engagement wardrobe shouldn't feel like you're trying to be someone else, and you should never wear something you are uncomfortable in. But do try to be a bit adventurous by staying away from 'everyday' garments. This is your engagement shoot, not a candid photo. Have fun with it!
- If you want to have a color story, try to stick in the same color family but try not to match shades! It's hard to match colors exactly and can often end up looking haphazard. Here are quick links to websites that can help you find complimenting colors:
**A huge thanks to Eunie + Chris and Amanda! If you'd like to see more from this session on Brooklyn Bride, click here!**