:: Sweet little wedding tips #4 Engagement shoot ::

It is absolutely no secret that I love engagement shoots, so today I will be giving you some tips on creating a fabulous engagement shoot !  It also helps in choosing the right photographer for your special day! Make sure before hand that the photographer you choose has an eye for detail and understand light!

 1.) Location  Location Location !!

Everyone will tell you it matters because IT MATTERS, if you are going for a very elegant and classical wedding it will not benefit you to stand in flip flops on a dock next to fisherman, remember what if is you want to convey, the look of your wedding, the “feeling” you want portrayed. All these factors play a vital role in picking the right location, cotton fields, will create a very magical and romantic feeling, dry grasslands a very earthy look and, farms and lakes makes for very beautiful photo’s that are neutral themed!

{ + photo’s found on Grey Likes Weddings  + Glass Jar Photography  +  KT Merry Photography}

 2.) Make the weather work for you

So you were planning on a nice sunny day only to wake up to rain, or snow? Get some props, dress for the weather and make the it work for you! Use the falling rain drops, dance around or splash each other… the options are endless!

{ + photo’s found on Grey Likes Weddings }

3.) Remember your props!

If you are using your engagement shoot for your save the date cards,  it might be a nice idea to incorporate the date…have a couple of photo’s with you holding up the date on flags, wooden boards or written on the wall behind you!

If you have a themed wedding an engagement shoot is ideal to play around with a couple of ideas.. bring a couch… incorporate those parisan props..drink a spot of tea…. Or dress it up with some lovely vintage suitcases!! Be creative!!! (Remember horses and other animals count!)

{+ photo’s found on Glass Jar Photography, + Love and Lavender, +Grey Likes Wedding , + Irma Bosch }

4.) Faces are not everything

All your photo’s doesn’t have to have you and your fiancé locking lips and smiling candidly into the camera… get creative, let the photographer focus on you holding hands, walking away, hugging or just having fun!! Look for examples of “poses” of other couples before your shoot and show them to your photographer so you both are on the same page!

{ + photo’s found on Once Wed  + KT Merry Photography }

5.) Have fun!!!!!

The best advice any one can give you is to have fun, forget about all the impending wedding details and focus on your gorgeous fiancé! Run around, jump up and down, have a pic-nic or glass of wine…. Your photo’s will capture the mood that the two of you create so.. HAVE FUN!!!!

{ + photo’s found on Grey Likes weddings  + KT Merry Photography }


2 thoughts on “:: Sweet little wedding tips #4 Engagement shoot ::

    • So agree!! The time for boring shoots have come and gone… bring on the amazing, butterfly feeling, turn of your stomach, LOVE, photo’s!!
      Thank you for stopping by,…by the way… :)

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