It’s that time of year, friend! You know the one I’m talking about? Engagement session season!! As a full-time wedding and elopement photographer (and past bride), I know firsthand just how much excitement fills the air leading up to your engagement session. Two of the most commonly asked questions I get when a session is booked is, “What do we wear?!” and “Should we bring anything?” Well, I’m here to give you all the nitty-gritty details to make sure your engagement session goes out without a hitch. Here are 8 Must Have Items for Your Engagement Session.

Your Outfits:

1. Outfit #1

How you dress for your engagement session should be a reflection of you and your honey. Think of what you’re comfortable in, what feels like “ah, this is us.” If you’re looking for outfit tips, check out my Styling Tips for Your Engagement Session blog! Searching for even more inspo?! My Pinterest board has gotcha covered!

2. Outfit #2 

Options, babe, options! The weather can change at the drop of a dime, or there could even be a wardrobe malfunction. The more prepared you are, the better. Double check with your photographer to see how many outfits are allowed for your particular session – and plan from there.

Onto the Practicals:

3. Lint Roller 

I don’t know about you, but when I leave the house, I’m still finding fur from my pup on me. Lint rollers are great for not only pet hair, but also for getting rid of any leaves left from traipsing through a field. (I love adventuring with my couples!)

4. Hair Brush

Whether the wind is whipping on the day of your engagement session or not, having a hair brush always comes in clutch. In the event of wind, embrace it! You’ll be at peace knowing you can always brush your hair.

5. Hairspray

Even if you’re generally not a “hairspray person”, bring it! Smooth hair photographs really well; hairspray helps tame those pesky flyaways and wind-tousled hair!

6. Scissors

Never know when a scissors might come in handy! Pesky tags, hanger straps, etc. 

7. Bug Spray

TRUST me on this one. Bug bites are the worst! ‘Nuff said.

8. Champagne!

I simply can’t end an engagement session without poppin’ champagne! Bring a bottle to end your session with a fun spray and a few sips. SO much fun!

Which of my 8 Must Have Items for Your Engagement Session would you have forgotten?! Send me a message over on Instagram (@morganelizabethphotos); I’d love to hear from you!

Additional Resources:

Wedding Day Survival Kit
5 Getting Ready Tips for Your Wedding Day

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So, let me guess: you’re planning for your upcoming engagement session and have NO idea what to wear😅 I have been there. As a full-time wedding and couples photographer (and past bride), I know how overwhelming and daunting the decision can be. By the end of this blog, you’ll be feeling confident and ready to take some incredible engagement photos with your love. Alright, let’s get into my styling tips for your engagement session.

DRESS FOR COMFORT

This one might seem like a no-brainer but WOW does it make a difference. Wearing something that you feel comfortable in makes the world of difference. Even if you want to buy something new for your photos, try to “break it in” by wearing it a couple times and moving around in it. In my engagement sessions, I love for my couples to be able to move around – whether that’s running, going in for a dip, or twirling around. 

THINK NEUTRALS

When pairing outfits with your honey, keep in mind that neutrals (or earth tones!) photograph really well. Especially if you really want to compliment that location of your photos, wearing those tones will help you stand out but not clash with the environment. 

LET’S TALK PATTERNS

Fun fact: patterns are not the enemy. I love a good floral print as much as the next person. My biggest tip is to choose subtle patterns – and avoid clashing! 

LAYERS, LAYERS, LAYERS

I love a good layering moment. Packing or wearing layers allows you to ✨spice up✨ your photos without having to do a ton of outfit changes. 

Now that you are set with some styling tips for your engagement session, all there’s left to do is pop some bubbly and get ready for your session 🥂

Additional Resources:

Must-Know Getting Ready Tips for Brides 
Wedding Day Exit Tips
And as always, let’s be friends on Instagram (@morganelizabethphotos). 🤗

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Of all the days it is most important to be on your A-game, your wedding day takes the cake. As a bride, you have 14,830,239 crossing your mind leading up to “I Do”. That is why I have created the perfect list for you to put together a Wedding Day Survival Kit for your special day.

I am a planner. Now, believe me… that doesn’t mean things always go to plan, but at least I am prepared for when they don’t!

As a full-time wedding photographer (and recent bride) in the Twin Cities, Minnesota area, I have seen my fair share of crises uprise when a bride realizes she spilled something on her dress, has an unruly curl in her hair, or suddenly is pained with hunger.

Having a survival kit at your disposal makes for a much smoother, more relaxing day for you to focus on getting married to your best friend and enjoying the most important day of your life. 

Wedding Day Survival Kit

  • A beautiful bag to hold your essentials
  • Deodorant 
  • Small sewing kit
  • Tide-to-Go
  • Floss picks
  • Manicure kit
  • Scissors
  • Mouth wash 
  • Cough drops
  • Earring backs
  • Hair ties
  • Hand sanitizer/Wet Wipes
  • Bobby pins
  • Hairspray
  • Bandaids
  • Q-Tips
  • Tissues
  • Chapstick
  • Oil blotting sheets
  • Ibuprofen/Advil
  • Tums 
  • Eye drops
  • Fashion tape
  • Super glue
  • Eyelash glue
  • Safety pins
  • Granola bar(s), nuts, fruit, etc.

I’m not lying when I say I could make this list a mile long. As the bride, make sure to get your kit in order way before your big day. You know YOU best; if there’s something you absolutely know you can’t live without – add it in. 

Drop me a comment below and let me know what else you plan to add to your survival kit. Sending you all the peace and good vibes for your wedding day.

Happy planning, love!

Xx, Morgan

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