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Smile Pretty! An engagement portrait session is a wonderful way to help you feel comfortable in front of the camera before your big day. You and your photographer will have a chance to get to know each other, and in the end you'll have some gorgeous photos celebrating your time as an engaged couple. To get the most out of your photo session, keep a few basic tips in mind: [left] Jennifer & Alfred, Coquitlam Engaged: January 29, 2013 Photo by White Frame Photography [above] Chelsea & Paul, Rossland Engaged: October 9, 2012 Photo by Hayley Rae Photography Choose a location You'll want to select a spot that has meaning for both of you (site of your first date, perhaps?), but the location should also provide you with an interesting backdrop, whether it's a park, beach, forest, interior or cityscape. Get busy Looking natural in front of the camera tends to come easier if you plan your shoot around something you can do. Consider a romantic picnic in the park, going for a bicycle ride, sharing dessert at your favourite diner or any other activity that suits who you are as a couple. Look fabulous An engagement shoot is a good time to give your wedding hair and makeup a trial run if you're planning to use a professional artist. If you're doing your own, be sure to apply more makeup than usual since it's less visible in photos than in person. As for clothing, make sure that you and your sweetie choose complementary colours and outfits appropriate to your chosen location. rw [left] Leanne & Bobby, Nanaimo Engaged: February 20, 2013 Photo by Stirling Images Photography [above] Yvie & Andrew, Burnaby Engaged: January 3, 2013 Photo by Green Pomme Photography p12-13_MarryMe.indd 17 13 13-11-26 11:52 AM

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