The Process of Using Mood Boards for Your Engagement Session Prep

Your engagement photoshoot is the first of the many photography sessions you will be having throughout your wedding. And, like everything in life, for the best results, you have to do a bit of research and preparation.

Good thing there are mood boards! Choosing outfits, hair styles, locations and even poses can now easily be searched and pinned to these inspiration boards. Here at Saiaf Films, we share to you the process how you can use mood boards to ensure smooth synergy with your Multicultural Tempe Wedding Photographer.




1. Create Boards

We want to be on the same page as you are to achieve exactly what you are looking for. We want these images to portray and represent you as a couple, as well as your individual personalities coming together. In light of that, we encourage you to do some fun homework. Search and save sample photos that you like from the internet, blogs, Pinterest, websites, online magazines, etc. Feel free to also search and save photos that you absolutely DON’T like as well. Knowing what you DON’T like is equally important for us, too!

2. Add Comments

Using the sample photos you’ve saved, create a (private) Pinterest Board. Add a short comment to each photo stating why or what you exactly like (or don’t like) in each image, whether it be the poses, style, props, vibe or lighting. The more specific you are in your description, the more your Tucson Wedding Photography can customize for you.

3. Ask for Photographer’s Input

Once your board is set, share it to your Tempe Most Affordable Wedding Videographer so they can study it. Ask for their inputs, answer any of their questions pertaining to your preferred style and be open to their ideas and suggestions. Over email, or better yet over a cup of coffee, discuss, brainstorm and talk through ideas and potential locations for your engagement session.

4. Schedule Your Session

Next, schedule your session to allow for the maximum use of the ‘golden hours’ before sunset, and for that reason, your timeliness that day is very important! Ideally, we want to shoot during the last two to three hours before sunset.

5. Plan for Props

Bring props that represent you individually or as a couple, and we will incorporate them into our session for some added personalization and personality. We love props and they sure make photos look more interesting, so give this one some thought as it might require pre-planning and shopping.