If you haven't had the opportunity yet, please check out Lauren and Britton's engagement album under my "Lifestyle" page. They did their entire session in a "tiny house" cabin and the session had all the cozy winter feels.
TIP 1. Dress the session. If you are wanting an in home, dress the style of the home. Lauren and Britton's session was "Ski resort" themed, so they wore sweaters, coats, gloves, and fur boots. They fit the part. This is always a must if you want to pull off a good engagement session.
TIP 2. Lauren's makeup did not look "over the top." She played it down to make the photos feel like they were "Spending the day at home." No one lays in bed cuddled up with their fiancé and dog in full dark makeup. A little is good in this case, don't get me wrong, but she really looked the part.
TIP 3. Make the session your own. In future years, you want to look back on the photos and have all the feels. Make the session YOU. It is nice to dress up if you are more casual, but don't go over the top in something you aren't comfortable in. We want the end product to look as YOU and natural as possible. Stay comfortable! Be yourself.