Step 1. Find someone who will take your pictures.
It can be a friend or a colleague who loves photography. It shouldn’t be hard to find these days where everyone already owns a DSLR. I am lucky to have this one off my list 😀
Step 2. Think of a Concept/Theme/Location for your Photoshoot
Think of something that both of you like. It could be a common hobby or interest. It could be a specific style (vintage, sporty, edgy, etc). In our case, we don’t have any specific theme in mind. We just wanted to showcase Ireland – the change in seasons, the different mountains and beaches, the never ending green grasses.
Once you have your concept settled, its now time to get your clothes and accessories that you will wear for the shoot.
Wanting to have different picture styles for your photo shoot actually requires different equipments. Sengki actually made his own diffuser made out of paper for our indoor, studio type shot.
Step 5. Get ready for the shoot
If you need to go to the gym or have your beauty regime done before the shoot, plan ahead of the scheduled shoot date. Sengki had his workout minutes before we left for the shoot 😀
Step 6. Have your Hair and Make-up done
We actually had our first shoot with no make-up on. The pictures looked nice but there something missing from it. We then realized that having nice hair and makeup on during the shoot, can actually improve the overall image impact. Also, have your hair and make-up in line with your photoshoot theme.
Step 8: Post-Process
Make all the necessary post-processing needed for your photos. Effects, picture styles and layout can help make your photos look better.
Step 9. Share the love – Upload, Blog, Print
Upload your photos in FB/twitter or any other social networking site that you like. Post it in your blog if you have one. Have your photos printed and you can have it displayed on your wedding for family and friends to enjoy. You can also make it into a magazine or book which you can still enjoy years after the wedding.
If you have not seen our DIY Engagement Photos yet, please do visit francistanseng.wordpress.com for the full set 😀