You may have noticed, while christmas shopping through the malls, the looping of jewelry and diamond ads on TV and the radio (you know, that Shane Co. guy who sounds like Ben Stein), & those pretty little (blue!) boxes in the storefront windows! This, my friend, is known as "engagement season"! According to Wedding Wire, 33 percent of engagements happen between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day!
Just having nice photos of you and your new fiancé is a great way to commemorate the occasion but they also have many other uses as well! For example you can use them in your save the date cards, use them at your engagement party, be creative with them in your wedding decor, or give framed photos as gifts to close friends and family. It's also a fantastic opportunity to test-drive your wedding photographer!
Here are some fantastic ideas and engagement photoshoot basics via The Knot!
Don't forget about your beauty needs for your engagement shoot as well! While engagements are about you and your fiancé in your everyday loving selves, it's still important to have proper makeup for photography! Not all cosmetics are meant for use with photography, some have ingredients in it that can create flashback. Flashback is when the lighting and/or flash reflects off of makeup creating the look of a much lighter complexion. Getting your makeup professionally done doesn't mean it needs to be dramatic, but it does ensure that you feel confident and look naturally beautiful in your photos!
Just like engagement shoots are great for test-driving your photographer, it can be an equally great opportunity to test out a makeup artist! However, keep in mind that an engagement session with your makeup artist doesn't replace a makeup trial or preview! Your engagement makeup is a completely different look then your wedding day makeup, even if you don't wear a lot of makeup normally. Makeup for your engagement shoot will be much more natural and clean. While your wedding day makeup look will take into account the theme, venue/location, your dress, your hairstyle, wedding colors, and overall feeling of your wedding and look a bit more done up!
So cheers to the holidays & all of the engagements! Here's to a happy New Year & 2014 weddings!
Lisa Teller | Makeup Artist
Lisa Teller is a professional makeup artist specializing in airbrush makeup and luxury makeup services for bridal in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is extremely passionate about each of her bridal clients and is currently booking for 2016!
For more information, services, bridal portfolio, or to book her for a session, www.lisateller.com