Kelly & Dom - In Home Engagement Session in Albany, NY

Kelly and Dom are not only super babes, but friends of mine! I first met Kelly in KINDERGARTEN! She’s one of my first friends I made on my own and I’m so glad we still keep in touch! When she said she wanted to do her session in their new house they bought with their adorable pups I OBVIOUSLY was all in! Not only did Kelly and I go to the same elementary school but we both ended up moving to Washingtonville around the same time as each other as well and graduated high school together. It’s not too often that I get to photograph someone that I actually knew and grew up with! Happy scrolling!

Nora & Ken - Engagement Session at Bushkill Falls

Nora & Ken had their engagement session at Bushkill Falls in Pennsylvania. Jeff and I quickly realized how out of shape we were when our thighs were burning about halfway through the hike. Don’t worry though…we rewarded ourselves with Wendy’s after the hike. 😂 These two love birds will be getting married at the Loeb Boathouse in September and I am freaking pumped to photograph it. We had so much fun getting a workout in and dancing around. Only a few more months until these two are dancing around in slightly more formal clothes!

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Rosanna & Jason - Engagement Session at Pepsi Cola Gardens

These two sweethearts are getting married this weekend! We did their engagement session in Purchase, NY at the Pepsi-Cola Gardens. We were so lucky and got to frolic around the cherry blossom trees and were hardly interrupted by anyone! I hope you enjoy scrolling through the photos!

Kim & Edwin - Engagement Session at Stonecrop Gardens

Kim and Edwin chose to do their engagement session at Stonecrop Gardens. We had so much fun running around and taking pictures in the gardens and greenhouses. From detail shots on succulents to dance sessions in gardens we did it all. I hope you enjoy looking at these photos as much as I loved taking them!

Sam & Ash - Masker Orchards

This one is super exciting for me because I am counting down the days until it's fall again!! Sam and Ash took their engagement pictures at Masker Orchards where Ash works! We had the entire Orchard to ourselves, it was so magical. Take a look!

Brittany & Garrett - The Roundhouse

Brittany and Garrett opted for a more urban vibe for their engagement shoot and I'm so glad they did. We shot at The Roundhouse in Beacon, NY. You can't even tell from their beautiful faces that it was about a billion degrees outside. Brittany and Garrett had a few outfit choices for some different looks during their engagement shoot! Want to read more about different vibes you can get during your engagement shoot? Head on over to my blog post, "What to Wear to Your Engagement Session!" My favorite part of engagement shoots? Getting you guys to twirl and dance! I now play music during my engagement shoots so you can really get into it!

What to Wear to Your Engagement Shoot

A common question I get is; "What should I wear to my engagement shoot?"

Because of this I have created a style guide for my clients! I am going to summarize it up for you right here in this blog post! If you are interested in having me email you the full pdf, email me! (jordanjankunphotography@gmail.com)

First thing you need to decide is: What vibe are you going for? Do you want to be boho and earthy? How about chic and modern? What about a little bit of both?

Second thing you need to decide is: What do you want in the background?

Once you have decided on a location and theme, that’s when you plan what you are going to wear!

You also want to keep in mind that you may want to get your hair and makeup done. If this is the case you want to make sure you choose a hairstyle that matches your theme.

Wardrobe Tips & Tricks:

  • The best tip in my opinion is not choose colors that will go unnoticed in the surrounding area, such as green clothing in a forest. You also want to make sure that you come up with a color scheme the two of you will be following so your outfits do not clash. You want to make sure you compliment each other and that your outfits aren’t competing.

  • Limit your prints! A common mistake is to mix prints. If one of you is going to wear a plaid shirt for example then the other person should be wearing a solid shirt or top.

  • If you can’t decide on a theme you want to stick to, bring two outfits! Just be sure that if you’re only bringing one pair of shoes the shoes compliment both outfits.

  • Make sure you choose outfits that compliment your personalities! For example: If you’re someone who is most often wearing casual clothes, don’t show up in a ball gown or a suit. You want to dress up a little more than you would on a daily basis but you still want to look like yourself.

  • Don’t wear any clothing with words on it! Clothing with font can be super distracting in photos and it can get distorted in the camera as well. Try to stick to solid colors and don’t be afraid to layer some clothing!

What to Wear to Boho Engagement Sessions:

A boho engagement session is typically full of nature. For example; mountains, woods, gardens, fields, etc. If you’re looking for a boho, earthy vibe you want to pick clothing that is nice and flowy and allows you to breathe.  

Ladies, you will want to wear a maxi dress or a top with a lot of lace. Another great pattern is floral. You probably will also want to wear your hair down and in loose curls.

Gentlemen, you will want to wear a nice top and a pair of jeans or khakis. You want to wear an outfit that you would be happy
with wearing to a first date.

Check out the picture below for some ideas!

Boho Engagement Shoot Outfit Ideas

 

 

What to Wear to Modern Engagement Session:

A modern or industrial style engagement shoot is typically heavy on architecture. For example; New York City Skyline, brick buildings, art galleries, coffee shops, etc.

Ladies, for this style shoot you have a few more options with your apparel. You can wear a chic little white dress or you could wear a flowy top with some skinny jeans and some chunky heels.

Gentlemen, you can either dress up or down for this style shoot. You could either pair a blazer with some nice chinos or you could wear a leather jacket with some skinny jeans and a v-neck tee.

The big difference in these shoots is that you typically will have more a  passionate, intimate slew of photos where as boho engagement shoots are more romantic.

Check out the picture below for some ideas!

Modern Engagement Shoot Ideas

Shop Recommendations:

Enagement Shoot Shop Recommendations

Have any other questions? Comment away and I'll do my best to answer!