Lakshmi and Abhitej wanted a gorgeous location for their couples photoshoot. We scheduled their romantic pre wedding photos at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. Lakshmi and Abhitej are from Kansas City but were getting married just a few weeks later in Dallas Texas.
There are a few keys to having a perfectly romantic engagement session that makes you feel like you’re a part of a romantic comedy movie; the location, your wardrobe, and your connection.
Lakshmi and Abhitej scheduled their session in November so the fall colors were vivd across the grounds and the classic architecture gave us a variety of background options. The contrast between the natural landscaping and the architectural structures makes for the perfect romantic location.
Their outfits were elegant almost as if they stepped off a movie set. Lakshmi’s red ballgown was the perfect pop of color. She looked incredible walking on the steps of the Nelson. Abhitej’s dark suit jacket complimented her dress and made it pop even more.
The main key to having romantic pre wedding photos is to have your true connection between the two of you SHINE. Focus on each other and lean into the directions from your photographer. I always pose my couples in a natural way to get candid in between moments that really show their love for one another.
Lakshmi and Abhitej’s romantic pre wedding photos at the Nelson Atkins turned out amazing. For more inspiration check out Christina and Nick’s winter couple session at the Nelson Atkins.
It’s time to get ready to have the best engagement photos ever now that you’re engaged. With these 6 tips you’re guaranteed to make your experience even better and end up with photos you’ll cherish forever.
Your engagement photos are a time for you and your future spouse to let loose and have fun. Wear something that’s easy to move around in. Being comfortable and true to your personal style will make your photos more true to who you are.
When choosing the perfect location for your engagement photos consider picking a place that is significant to you and your partner. If it has special meaning to your relationship it will be a great spot. If you don’t have a place in mind search your city for photo worth spots.
Plan your engagement session for a time that the sun will be its absolute best. Ultimate lighting conditions are an hour after sunrise and an hour before sunset.
When you look your best, you feel your best. Stick with your typical getting ready routine but maybe step it up a notch; consider hiring professional hair and makeup for your engagement photos. Don’t feel like you need to be someone you’re not- if you don’t wear make up on the daily don’t wear a full face of glam makeup to your session, but a little effort goes a long way, especially in boosting your confidence in front of the camera.
The perfect photographer for your session should be someone you can trust to capture photos that represent you as a couple. When you prepare for your engagement session you should choose a photographer that has the style you are looking for and that will help you be comfortable in front of the camera.
The most important thing to remember is to have the best time ever! Get ready to spend an entire photo session with the love of your life. You can make the session anything you want. You can be; silly or serious, loud or quiet, if you only want photos of you looking at the camera and smiling- you can have that! If you want to run around and spin in circles- you can have that too!
These photos are about you!
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