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5 Tips for Perfect Engagement Photos

December 3rd, 2015

I am sure you have probably heard that there is one day that sees more engagements than any other throughout the year. . . . Christmas of course, which is quickly approaching! How exciting?!

vatgrove.engagement_4Drew Brashler Photography

So, once you get engaged, then what? Well. . . my first piece of advice it to enjoy it. Just enjoy being engaged for a couple of weeks before you jump into the pressures of planning a wedding. Once you do begin planning the big day, you may also want to consider taking engagement photos.

vatgrove.engagement_1Jessica Q Photography

Engagement photos are a wonderful way to celebrate such a special time in your lives, and can also be used as a save the date or even wedding invitation. Many couples choose to bring props with them on their photo shoot. Perhaps something that is special to them as a couple. . . . a bike, a pooch, balloons, wedding date sign, love banner, etc. . .

vatgrove.engagement_3La Bella Vita Photography

Beyond the props however, here are 5 tips for your engagement photos.

  1. Coordinate your outfits, but don’t match. Long gone are the matching jeans and white collared shirts. . . pick outfits that suit your personality, but also have complementary colors. Stick to solids and larger prints instead of small distracting prints.
  2. Wear something comfortable. Engagement photos are supposed to be fun. . . you may be sitting, jumping, or climbing, so wear clothes you feel comfortable in.
  3. Don’t fret about weather. Storm clouds coming in, not to worry, get some romantic shots in the rain. Wind whipping up, go with it and have a “model hair” moment. Try just to enjoy being in the moment with the one you love.
  4. Know what style of picture you are looking for. Are you looking for something more artistic or are you looking for something more portrait style? Do you have a theme you like? Be sure to convey what you want to your photographer.
  5. Have fun! Enjoy being in the moment. . . . this is also a great practice round for all the photos you’ll be taking on your wedding day!