Getting engaged represents a start of a new life, where people start to build their future together. Of course, that on this day they want to create memories which will last them for life. On the other hand, if you are a professional photographer (even if you’re just getting started) and you want to connect to your clients, an engagement session is a great way to do that, and it is entirely different from a wedding marathon. Here the atmosphere is more intimate, and you have a chance to get to know the couple. There are a lot of beautiful locations in Liverpool, but one of the best is city center.
Select the basic poses
When taking this kind of photos, you should maintain a casual setting. Keep in mind that this is not a wedding, so instruct your clients to behave naturally. Select poses that are comfortable and flattering, something that will relax the couple. You should make sure to have a few “go – to” poses, in case you lack an idea. But, considering that you are taking photographs in the center of Liverpool, you can use the beautiful landscape, river, and building to combine something.
Don’t bring too much gear
Considering that this isn’t a wedding shooting, you don’t need to bring the full gear. After all, the equipment is too heavy, and you will be doing a lot of walking, and you don’t need it. Bring only one professional camera and camera body, and if you have everything planned out, then you won’t have problems. Two or three favorite lenses will be enough as well, bring a good mood and enjoy the beautiful Liverpool weather with your clients.
Offer clear instructions
Liverpool is a bustling city, there is a lot of traffic and passersby happening, so if you want to have a successful shooting, then you need to provide your clients clear instructions. In this way, you will finish faster, and it will be an excellent practice for the wedding day.
Choose different angles
Posing might be simple, however, shooting angles isn’t. In this case, make sure always to have a safe shot in a pose and then explore different perspectives, you never know what photos you can get with your camera.