I used to think bouquets were just a pretty thing to have during an engagement session, but it didn’t take me long to realize how many benefits there really is to having a bouquet at an engagement session.
So if you ask me ‘Do I need a bouquet for my engagement session?‘, I will always, always say YES!
The most obvious reason for having a bouquet in your session is because flowers are pretty. Plain and simple. They add color, texture, and depth to any image, adding to the visual interest- and that’s always a good thing!
I will always help my couples with posing- I give light direction on where to place hands, which direction to face- all that good stuff. But when my brides have a bouquet in hand, they’re generally more comfortable because they know what to do with their hands- HOLD THE BOUQUET. 🤣 It completely takes the guesswork out, which really helps them automatically feel more comfortable in front of the camera.
One of the main reasons I encourage my brides to get a bouquet for their session is so they have the chance to get familiar with their florist before their wedding day. Some brides like to get their wedding bouquet for their engagement session so they know exactly what it will look like before the big day. Others get something completely different than their wedding bouquet, just for fun.
Bouquets are generally heavier than any bride expects them to be, so it’s also important to get comfy with that extra weight in your hand during your session. This way, you’ll look (and feel!) like a total pro when your wedding day portraits roll around!
I have many favorite Colorado florists, depending on where in Colorado you’re having your session or wedding. Send me a message and I’d be happy to help you find the perfect florist for you!