Planning your engagement photos? With the Pinterest & Instagram the exposure and pressure to have pin-worthy engagement photos is kind of a thing. There are sooo many stunning photos out there it’s a bit intimidating! So how do you make yours special? Well, I have a few tips to help make sure these photos are swoon worthy, personalized and show stoppers.
Wardrobe. If you really want something show stopping, yet simple – steal the show with a jaw dropping look. Whether it’s a gorgeous skirt, bright color in front of a stark back drop, or a casual look on a fall day – don’t skimp on the wardrobe! Also ladies, don’t forget about your significant other and making sure they step up to the plate and match your look. Just remember, wear what you’re comfortable in, and true to you both as a couple!
Location. Beach? Forest? City-scape? Your favorite diner? With the help of your photographer scope out your spots, and see what might work – but have a couple ideas in mind. Working to get multiple locations in one day? Make sure they’re close, and again chat with your photographer too see what might be possible. Don’t forget that some of the simplest locations will result in the most stunning pictures.
Time of Day. We wanted some beach photos, and our photographer recommended sunrise photos instead of sunset. Although we had to get up super early, the sky was perfect, no one was around and we were able to capture some gorgeous shots. Evening photos could get tough and might need lighting to be involved, which could be a bit more costly, and some locations might not allow photography, so be sure to ask ahead of time if you photographer doesn’t!
Photographer. Finding the right photographer that has a portfolio inline with your vibe is important! But don’t forget about working within your budget – since you still have to save up for the big day! Although, this is a good test run to see how you’ll work with them on your actual wedding day. Some photographers might also offer a package for engagement & wedding day, so be sure to ask!
For B and I, it was a little awkward at first, posing, kissing, and trying to look longingly at each other. But once we got warmed up, we started to get the hang of it and have a little more fun. Also have fun with props (balloons, your pup, fresh flowers) and don’t over think it – but also talk with your photographer and be sure to share your vision and even a few examples from your Pinterest board to show some different angles or inspiration!