June 19, 2018
Taking engagement photos before your wedding is becoming more and more prevalent. There are many reasons why we always tell our clients to take them, the biggest reason is it allows you to get comfortable with your photographer. We look at engagement photos as a test run. You will understand how your photographer works, positions they will put you in, and most importantly their personality while shooting. If you don’t have a comfortable connection with your photographer, it will show in your photos. The more natural your reactions, the nicer the pictures will look!
You may be asking yourself, what type of props could you possibly bring to your engagement photos? If you want to warm up your space, think about bringing a blanket that you can put on the ground so you can get nice and cozy.
You can also bring a calendar, date cubes, or sign that says your wedding date. Many couples do this so they can use the photo on their Save The Date cards.
Is it necessary? Not at all, but don’t you want to remember the beautiful ring that symbolizes your love for years to come? More photos will be taken on wedding day once you have both wedding bands, but it’s nice to capture the place where it all started!
This tip will help with our #10 tip. Have a drink if that will help you relax. Don’t drink as much you would at a tailgate, but have a few to make you loose. We’ve had multiple clients actually go to a bar, or make drinks in their house as part of the shoot! This works very well with the type of groom who is not a picture person. He will have a much better attitude with the shoot if he’s having fun!
THE most important rule of taking engagement photos is to be yourself. Dress in clothes you feel comfortable and beautiful in. Stand in poses you feel comfortable in. Focus on your fiance and show your love like you do every day. Your attraction and love towards one another is the key to taking the perfect engagement photos.
We hope you learned something new! Stay tuned for more wedding tips!