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12 Expert tips on what to wear to your engagement photo shoot

Are you wondering what the best outfit choice would be for your engagement or pre wedding photo session?

A lot of people who enquire about engagement photography packages in Pretoria and Johannesburg, are wondering the same thing, so I decided to collect a few points that can help you to choose what you can wear for the post wedding photography session.

These sentimental snapshots can appear on your save-the-date and wedding website and you can also frame some of these photos to put against your wall at home.

Before you go off to a shopping spree in Menlyn Maine or Mall of Africa for dresses and shoes, you want to look at these 12 expert tips from South African stylists and photographers regarding what to wear to your upcoming engagement shoot.

Tip 1.

Here at Karen Pretorius Photography we believe that you should feel glamorous , yet comfortable in the outfits that you choose to wear.

Locations perfect for formal wear

Historic Architecture, Modern Architecture and Studio Spaces

Formal – These looks requires some planning on both the couple and photographer’s behalf. However, the results will surely be epic and so worth it!

Men – So grooms, this is your chance to put on that formal black tie or bow tie and suit with white shirt. If you wish to make it bit more to your look you can always tone it down or up, based on the outlook we are striving for. This is a very sharp look with suits and a fresh polished pair of dress shoes.

Ladies – This is a perfect chance to wear that formal dress you’ve been wanting to. If you are looking for more epic, ethereal , dreamy images then look for long flowy dresses, whereas if you are looking for a more formal, magazine classy vibe then go for a long fitted dress.

Formal outfits, especially long flowy dresses, is so versatile for photoshoots, and movement in photos is what will take your image from drab to fab! Below is a list Some rental places in South Africa for gorgeous dresses

 

Now, lets look at a few fantastic locations for your Formal engagement session in and around Pretoria and Johannesburg.

If you are looking for a photography package in Pretoria, ROSEMARY HILL HAS BECOME A PREFERRED PHOTO AND VIDEO SHOOT LOCATION IN GAUTENG.

LANDSCAPES INCLUDE DIVERSE WOODED AREAS, A BEAUTIFUL MAZE (FORMAL GARDEN), HOTHOUSE (COVERED IN SHADE CLOTH), LIVING CHAPEL, WOODEN BARN, GRASSLANDS, ROSEMARY FIELDS, DAMS, BRIDGES AND FORESTS.

THE RUINS OF OLD ABANDONED BUILDINGS MAKES THE PERFECT BACKDROP FOR INTERESTING AND UNIQUE SHOOTS.

Maboneng photo shoot

A collection of old manufacturing buildings retrofitted with steel, glass and concrete.

These original buildings fitted with welcoming street facing retail, commercial work spaces and artist studios juxtaposed with additions of more unconventional modern architecture rising upwards, making the neighbourhood more dense with additional levels of residential loft apartments and double volume penthouses

This is the making of Maboneng.

 

Here Is Our List Of The Best Places To Do A Couple Shoot In Johannesburg

1. The Gautrain
My favourite place at the moment is the Gautrain and/or Gautrain stations, an option for either Jo’burg or Pretoria lovilees.

2. Newtown
The bright and vibrant colours of the city as a background is a good option for a fun shoot. Scenes in Newtown can include the Newtown Museum Africa or the Nelson Mandela Bridge. There are also graffiti walls to add an interesting element to the shoot. (View more images here)

 

. Gold Reef City
Gold Reef City is a truly unique Johannesburg destination. I personally worked there part-time whilst at school and studying… It is the perfect backdrop for a fun, colourful e-session with the playground fun-rides in the background. (see more images h

5. Emmarentia Botanical Gardens / Emmarentia Dam
Another favorite venue for people who are looking for photography packages in Pretoria The Emmarentia Botanical Gardens is a great place to do a couple shoot.

It has wide open spaces, curated gardens, the Emmarentia dam and more. There is even spaces where you are allowed bringing your four footed friends with to share in the shoot. Feed the ducks, have a picnic or ride on bicycles, there are quite a few options to get creative. (view more images here)

6. University of Johannesburg / WITS
A great idea for an engagement shoot is to have it at the university or institution either of you might have attended. Wits has such great architecture, Images below by Daniel West Photography.

. Monte Casino

8. Melrose Arch (see some images here)

 

THE BEST JOBURG HAS TO OFFER

Melrose Arch’s new urban design creates a rare quality of in and out-doors residential, commercial, retail and leisure spaces. Bustling with boutique browsers and café culture, Melrose Arch offers a truly international high street fashion experience, alfresco style.

Leading to the sparkling retail galleria that provides the stage on which over 100 of the country’s top retailers re-define the face and future of shopping.

Savour the unique tastes of twenty restaurants and coffee shops on the Square, Piazza and street-sides. Live, work, play, shop or stay, you’ll enjoy Melrose Arch’s people-friendly meeting places, amazing buildings and curved streets and a vibrant atmosphere that is simply out of this world!

Discover why Melrose Arch has been voted the place to see and be seen for 8 consecutive years by the Leisure Options Best of Johannesburg Readers’ Choice Awards. You’ll believe it when you see it.

9. The Westcliff Hotel
10. Zoo Lake
11. Rand Airport (see some images here)
12. Rietvlei Zoo Farm
13. Delta Park

14. Toadbury Hall

oadbury Hall has established itself as one of Gauteng’s finest country hotels of choice for life’s celebrations and special occasions, with continued focus on exclusivity. We are a mere twenty-minute drive from both Johannesburg and Pretoria and within a 5-minute drive to Lanseria International Airport. Toadbury Hall prides itself on hosting creating lasting memories for all our guests. 

 

Fynn Studio

LAUNCHED EARLY TWENTY-TWENTY-ONE, WE NOW OFFER A NATURAL LIGHT STUDIO SPACE AVAILABLE TO BE HIRED BY PHOTOGRAPHERS AND CLIENTS.

THE SPACE IS IN PARKTOWN NORTH, FILLED WITH GORGEOUS LEAFY GREEN PLANTS, AND REMINISCENT OF A BIG AIRPLANE HANGAR.

 

Photo Factory

Our Venue

Landscape includes diverse wooded area, Boma area, Living open air chapel, woodlands, the calming BLESBUCK RIVER with Swans. Bridges over water and Willow trees. Our photography venue MAKES THE PERFECT BACKDROP FOR INTERESTING, UNIQUE, and affordable SHOOTS.

HOURLY

R500/hour

Tuesday – Friday

R600/hour

Saturday & Sunday

INCLUDES:

– one hour of studio time

– sole use of studio space

– access to bathroom/changing area

– use of kitchenette

– use of big furniture items

– 2 x inside parking spaces

 

industrial coffee works

It began in Pretoria, South Africa. A colourful group of young creatives began the concept of the works. A unique lifestyle brand that aims to further the beauty of a developing Africa.

If you are still looking for the perfect location for photography packages in Pretoria, then this venue is a winner

The Works is a street styled Industrial Cafe. The space incorporates traditional industrial design with a modern touch of unique African twist.

The Works aims to empower the community by giving local artists and creators a place where they can express themselves without boundaries.

ICW is also actively involved in providing training to people from disadvantaged communities.

 

Some of our preferred vendors who we would suggest to go with our photography packages in Pretoria, for hiring dresses and suits are

ZAPHRIKA :

Zaphrika has a beautiful range of photography dresses to rent in Johannesburg and Pretoria available to rent for all your photography dreams.

Their once-off pieces are limited and can not be repeated, so it is crucial to book in advance as soon as alerts go out.

JUST GORGEOUS EVENING DRESS HIRE

Just Gorgeous is a boutique evening dress hiring company based in Lonehill, Johannesburg. They offer exquisite imported evening dresses of the highest quality at affordable prices. Their diverse selection caters to ladies of all ages in need of something perfect for that perfect occasion.

GELIQUE

Another favourite dress rental option in Pretoria is Gelique .

Rental is R500.00 and R1000.00 as a refundable deposit (per dress). They can  courier the dresses anywhere in South Africa for R100.00

 

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