A moody-film-style engagement photos session at their NYC home
I created this blog post to feature one of the most challenging engagement photos sessions that took place at the couples’ home. Hello! I am Miranda, owner, and photographer for Suess Moments, one of the best wedding photography companies in New Jersey.
Moody-film-style photo editing
My normal editing style is a bit more bright, natural, and film-like because I like to dehaze the photos highlights and darken the blacks. For this engagement photos sessions, the couple wanted a more moody edit. Which required me to darken the images, lower the contrast and the whites to make their skin look more tan and whites less bright. Perhaps, you may like this style of editing! If you do, share this with me and we can plan your engagement photos session at your home too!
What are engagement photos used for
Most of the time, the couple plan to use their engagement photos for their:
Wedding website gallery
Engagement party invitation
Wedding guest book album to write notes in
Framed photos around their cocktail hour and reception
Artwork around their home
How long do engagement photos take
My answer is simple. Between 1 to 2 hours for 1 to 2 outfit changes and one at home location. Sometimes, couples opt to adventure around the block for a variety of storytelling images. Others, like this one, stuck to their NYC apartment rooms and kept the same outfit on. This session took about 90 minutes.
The at-home engagement photos in NYC
NYC engagement photos at home in a casual outfit, with props like champagne, chess, and newspaper. The session took place in different spaces within their NYC apartment building.