As many of you know, I got engaged earlier this year, and as a true procrastinator bride, we didn't get to our engagement shoot until that 18 degree weather we had in November this year. We knew it was going to be our last chance for romance for great weather, but I guess we didn't get the memo that beautiful weather was to continue well into the middle of December.
As many of you don't know, the last past 4 or so years I have been photographing weddings with Kathy, who is behind Fleischer Photography! She has literally taught me everything I know about photography, Oprah, clean eating, babies, people, life... I can clearly go on. So, to say I was completely shy to be in front of the camera would be an understatement.
As a photographer and an owner of a clothing store, I have a few tips for doing a personal photo shoot. I have seen it all and I find people tend to air on the side of caution when it comes to what they wear. I don't think it is about playing it safe so that in 10 years from now you don't say 'What was I wearing?" I think you should capture who you both are right now as individuals and a couple. That is something that you will want to remind yourself of 10 years from now.
So I had 3 outfits and 3 locations. I didn't over think it, I just wanted to wear things that made me feel confident, inspired and kept in mind these few things:
COLOUR/PATTERN X ARCHITECTURE
Colour is used as an expression of self! Bold patterns are great in a photo shoot, the contrast it creates is so intriguing can even make the photo composition. I love clean lines and simple backgrounds. By using such a simple background the Mara Hoffman red dress took the spotlight! Don't be afraid to be colourful and playful.
PERSONAL PROP X WATER
I made a flower crown with baby's breathe, by no means was it Etsy worthy, but it did the trick! I wore it with a Gypsy 05 layered lace maxi dress to complete that boho inside of me. We love the water and I LOVE golden hour. Both are simple beauty and I really wanted my outfit to exude that.
MOVEMENT X MOONROOM
Our first official date was at The Moonroom, which just happens to be our next door neighbour at Vincent. It continues to be a special place in our life and I wanted to end our photo shoot there! I wore this stunning skirt by Tara Jarmon, the way it spins is like no other. It shows in the pictures and creates an element of realism. Wear anything that would catch the wind!
My Man, so proud to be with him.
Photography: Kathy Youssef for Fleischer Photography
Amanda's Wardrobe: Vincent