Seven Tips to prepare you for your Engagement Session from St. Louis Wedding Photographer Richard Shoaf, RS7 Studios
To prepare for your engagement shoot we wanted to share 7 tips to aid in creating the best images:
1) Think of any ideas you may already have and share them with us (such as any theme you may already have)
2) Pre-scout the location. Look for places that are nice for some creative and intimate images.
3) Clothing suggestions (be comfortable, not restrictive and fun) Avoid strong patterns. As a general rule, wear solid colors, as stripes and patterns draw attention away from your face.
Avoid wearing turtlenecks and large loose clothing.
4) Colors: Solid monochromatic colors are easiest to coordinate but primary or complementary colors also look great and bring energy to the photograph.
5) Accessories: Keep it to a minimum.
6) Props: If there is something that would fit into how you met, an inside story item that fits your style, or something that you use in your occupations that would be fun, bring it.
7) Footwear: Avoid running shoes and heavy footwear. Consider fashionable boots, shoes or even sandals.
Bonus) Be ready to do a lot of smiling, kissing, and nose-rubbing!
Note the time of sunset to aid you in getting the most time in the golden hour.
RS7 Studios – St. Louis Wedding Photographers
Recent engagement sessions:
Compass Consultant Services and Richard Shoaf Photography have co-branded our commercial photography and cinematography services to support our business clients. With this arrangement we can package services in a way that can help and support our clients achieve their branding in multi-media at a professional level. With staff photographers and cinematographers that can help you from the concept through the final broadcast quality product. Here is a link to the recent Compass Consultant Services Winter Newsletter
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When we started Richard Shoaf Photography we had a large scope of knowledge, skills and abilities. Some of which found us in fun and new areas to work tougher. We have brought together an amazing team of 7 Artist with 1 Vision which is your happiness.
For more video, motion film and photographs you can visit http://www.RichardShoaf.tv too!
Here is some info on an upcoming Bridal Show:
2011 annual report for our blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,100 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 18 trips to carry that many people.
Tis the season to be out like Clark Griswald lighting the house and consuming more than your share of the power grid, but what the heck, its Christmas!
Now that you have your lights up, and the appropriate ones are “twinkling” and safely returned to earth from the ladder laid against the eve that you only visit once a year, what to do. Well if you are like me, you want to share a photo of your energy consuming project with others, right?
Lets start off with some simple photographs of your holiday decorations.
1) On a cold winter (actually fall) morning, grab some macro images of the frost on the decorations outside. Some of you may say, “I live in south Florida”, then grab the same image where the sprinkler left its mist from the early morning watering.
2) Tree photos don’t have to be boring, pick out your five favorite ointments and use the lights give Santa a Rembrandt portrait. Or try to give frosty a high key look. (see Christmas Photography at Home)
3) The miniature town under the tree, or in my case on top of the hide away big screen, again go macro or even better go tilt-shift to make your miniature look, yes, miniature.
5) Food, by goodness don’t forget to get some photographs of the food. My wife spends hours making brittle, breads and pies and if I did not capture a photo or two that would be the end of my “favorite time of year”.
My wife and I just had our holiday party and I did my diligent duty and took some pre-party photos and once the company started to arrive the camera went to a sofa table and safely sat there for the evening. Next year I will throw up 2-3 time lapse cameras during the holiday party to watch the tidal surge of friends arrive and depart.
No matter what you do during the holidays, keep the camera handy, have fun and make some photographs.
Our Holiday Party invite…
Our Holiday Party – Thanks for coming.
Some photos taken during the World Series and supporting CBRNE Operations to protect the public. See an upcoming article on Special Event Security and CBRNE Operations in the Fall edition of STCI’s newsletter. Congratulations Saint Louis Cardinals on a great series!