5 Tips on Inspiration for a Forest Inspired Engagement Shoot

Tons of planning goes into the wedding and making sure your guests enjoy themselves. But there are a few special moments during the wedding process that are just for the couple and one of these moments is the Engagement Session. This photo session is a chance to enjoy each other and bask in the moment of starting your life together before all of the wedding planning craziness begins and it sure gets crazy, especially for a Black Southern Belle bride. If you are a bride who loves outdoors then this story is for you. Take a break from venue shopping and get some Tips onA�Inspiration for a Forest Inspired Engagement Shoot. We promise these images will melt your heart and we hope you enjoy your engagement shoot and life together!


5 Tips on Inspiration for a Forest Inspired Engagement Shoot

1) Pick the Location: Make sure you pick a place that has plenty of light, security and is regularly sprayed for bugs. We love outdoors in the South but definitely not bugs.


2) Select a Photographer: Make sure to select a photographer who focuses on a natural style of photography and has experience taking pictures in the elements because you never know what may pop up in the woods.



3)Select a Color Theme: A color theme is a great way to create a look for your shoot and to determine your style as a couple. Incorporate these colors into your makeup, outfits, and decor.

4)Bring Along Some Treats: An outdoors shoot can take quite some time and you will likely not be near a restaurant for a while, be sure to bring a long some sweet treats to keep you going throughout the day. You could also order some sample cakes from your wedding baker and use it as an opportunity




5)Incorporate Nature: Whether through your design or fashion style, be sure to incorporate nature into your engagement shoots. Everything in the forest is an opportunity for decor.



Extra Tips

1)Bring Bug Spray!

2)Get airbrush makeup to stand up to the elements or go all natural.

3)Bring water and stay hydrated.



Looking for more inspiration? Checking out more of this shoot below:A�




Vivid Detail Event DesignA�(Creative Direction) – @vividdetailevents

Denise Benson PhotographyA�(Photographer) – @denisebensonphotography/denisebensonphotography.com
Sierra Collins PhotographyA�(Videographer) – @sierracollinsphotography/sierracphotography.com
Signature ArrangementsA�(Florist) -A�signaturearrangements.com
CE RentalsA�(Place Settings Collaboration) – @ce-rental-charlotte/cerental.com
Lipstick DollA�(MUA) – @lipstickdoll_mua/lipstickdoll.com
The House of LeMondA�(Groom’s Attire) – @thehouseoflemond/thehouseoflemond.com
Lashaundra WhackA�(Model) – @tootall1985
Deon StaffordA�(Model) – @deonstafford


Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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