Tips For Taking Engagement Photos In The Summer Without Getting All Sweaty
Summer is the most popular time to take engagement photos, especially for couples who just got engaged over the holidays. But it's so hot during the summer, and you have to get your save the dates out to your friends and family in time so summer is your only options for your engagement photos! If you're anything like me, you probably get really uncomfortable when your hot and sweaty. Fret not! I've compiled a list of tips to help you survive your engagement session during the summer heat!
1. Dress for the occasion
Think short summer dresses, a flowy maxi skirt, or a flirty romper. Most likely, you already have something in your closet that will be perfect for your session; but just in case you need to make a quick pit stop at Target, pick clothes that have light weight and breathable fabrics like cotton.
Ask you photographer if you can have an outfit change- chances are they'll say yes! If your outfit does happen to get nasty and stinky from sweating, then you'll feel refreshed to change into something dry. This is also a good time for you to touch up your makeup, if needed.
2. Stay hydrated
This may seem "duh," but I can't count how many times I've felt lightheaded from drinking too much coffee and not enough water. So make sure you bring twice as much water as you think you'll need. Also consider bringing some type of sports drink with electrolytes to prevent your body from overheating. Putting ice in your water bottle and placing it on your neck or forehead can help prevent sweating in between photos.
Avoid drinking caffeine right before your session. As much as I love having some Dunkin' on my way to a session, I have to be hydrated just as much in order to keep the energy going for your session.
3. Items to bring to your outdoor summer engagement session
Sunscreen, sunscreen, and more sunscreen!
A battery operated fan
An umbrella for shade
Your makeup bag for quick fixes
4. Early morning or evening engagement sessions
Typically, the afternoon is the hottest part of the day. Consider having your engagement session in the early morning or evening when the weather has cooled down. Sunrise sessions are totally worth waking up early for! But if you're really not up for it, sunset photos are just as nice. Ask your photographer for guidance on times when deciding when to do your engagement session.
No matter what time of year you decide to have your engagement session, a session with Lanie Garcia Photography will always turn out beautifully! Schedule a session today!