Picture Perfect Engagement Session at Texas Hill Country’s The Ivory Oak


Tips for Planning Your Texas Hill Country Engagement Session

Ivory Oak’s Wedding Planners Share Tips for a Perfect Engagement Photo Shoot in Beautiful Texas Hill Country

Selecting a wedding photographer is one of most critical elements in planning your Texas Hill Country Wedding. Having an engagement session with your wedding photographer prior to the big day is not only a great way to get to know him or her, but also an opportunity to capture some tender moments before you tie the knot. Our wedding planners at Texas Hill Country’s top wedding venue, The Ivory Oak, offer the following tips for planning a picture perfect engagement session:

Select a Location You Love

Whether you’re planning to shoot in just one special spot or making multiple stops along your engagement session itinerary, be selective about your location. Consider the feel or mood you are going for with your photos and how the locations fit the mood. Texas Hill Country and Austin offer countless options for gorgeous backdrops! Select the Hill Country or Austin city engagement photo session location that feels right to you and your love—and smile away! And don’t forget to select a backup location in case of rain.

Wardrobe Wisely

Your engagement session probably isn’t the best time to try out a new style. You’ll want to feel as relaxed as possible in front of the camera. We’re not suggesting you sport your favorite sweats, but definitely choose an outfit you love yourself in! And try to find complimentary outfits. Not matchy-matchy, but your outfits should be similar in terms of dress code and styling. The point of the engagement session is to capture your love for one another and your commitment to spending your lives together.

Glam It Up

In addition to being a great opportunity to bond with your Texas Hill Country wedding photographer, your engagement session might also serve as a hair and makeup trial run for the big day! Consider having the individual who will be responsible for your wedding day tresses and face glam you up for your engagement session!

Personalize with Props

Making your Texas Hill Country engagement session your own is fun when you add props that are meaningful to you. From family heirlooms to banners displaying your wedding date to special symbolic treasures, props can add a personal touch to your shoot. Get creative when planning for your Austin engagement photo shoot!

Follow these tips from Texas Hill Country’s premier luxury wedding venue, The Ivory Oak, for a memorable engagement photo session!

Amy Yarbrough