Engagement Sessions – Joaquin Mastrand

Engagement Sessions

By: Joaquin Mastrand

Engagement Sessions

Be part of the Riviera Maya Engagement Project

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What is an Engagement Session?

An engagement photo session is a portrait session including you and your fiance. The session is to commemorate and celebrate the love you have for each other. A lot of couples choose to do an engagement photo session for some reasons, the most common are: images can be used on save the date cards, wedding reception, slideshows, wedding website, social media, photo sharing Apps and more. Another good reason it's to have an opportunity to work together for the first time, both of you, the cameras and me (the photographer); and also to know you better as a couple and for you to discover your sensations in front of the lens. Having professional and creative photos of you two taken by an expertise photographer is very important, this images will stand out and they would be perfect for you to share with the world and to keep and remember them forever.

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I stay away from cliché images, I prefer to capture the natural candid moments between you two. I would help you get comfortable in front of my camera so we can create unique images that reflect real emotions and represent your natural love. Engagement sessions can be relaxed or a little more elaborate, it's up to you. The most important part: I'd like you to remember this engagement photo session for a lifetime and I also want you two to have an awesome and incredible experience.

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Location

If you have a location in mind, I‘d love to hear about it. It’s very important to pick a location that reflects both of you, choose a place that represents you or it's relevant in your life for some reason, our goal is to find a place that is unique, beautiful and can have a meaning or create a connection in between you two. I'll scout the location to find the perfect spot, the golden light, and amazing scenery to use as backgrounds for your images. Travel is also my passion so if you are planning or thinking about a location other that the Riviera Maya there is no problem, just let me know your plans and I would be glad to help.

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Can we bring our pets?

If you have pets we can include them in the photo session, after all they are part of your family and life, they would be a great addition to the images. Including your pets in the session will increase the photo opportunities and ensure you are going to have a blast.

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What should we wear?

First at all, you need to feel like yourself. Most importantly, be comfortable and feel natural, wear clothes that represent you. We usually suggest two outfits for the sake of variety in the photos. Buying new outfits can be fun, but your favorite t-shirt works just as well. Keep it simple and allow your personalities to shine through, and helps keep emotion in the forefront of the pictures rather than style alone. Check the photo shooting location in advance and dress accordingly, think about the colors and the style, for example, if we are on the beach I would recommend wearing light clothing and colors according to them. I recommend layering up. It’ll allow you to add variety to your session without having to completely change outfits and go with the weather and temperature if it goes up or down. If you are working with a hair and makeup artist for your wedding day, this would be the perfect time for a try out.

I wrote this article to help couples seeking for information, not just my clients, but anyone planning their engagement photo session. I hope this article will be useful to you and if you have more questions please let me know.

Are you ready to try it?