Broad shoulders + ripped jeans = cute engagement photos
Taking the best engagement pictures requires that all things to fall into place. While perfection isn’t usually the goal, representing the couple perfectly with the photographs is.
Stay in Character
Creating perfect opportunities for amazing shots of the happy couple may require a bit of encouragement. If they seem stiff or reserved due to nervousness, help them to lighten up by adding laughter to the mix. In the event that they are quiet or shy to begin with, follow suit. Staying in the character of the bride and groom as much as possible yourself should foster a conducive mood for realistic and more natural photographs.
Look for Perfect Lighting
A place that is evenly lit will result in more attractive engagement pictures. Particularly for close-ups, shade on faces should be avoided. Ample light without brightness, such as a cloud cover in daylight, will allow for any type of shot. Don’t rule out the evening as a perfect backdrop either. A romantic ensemble by candle or moon light will reveal soft and glowing tones. Find the perfect combination between what makes incredible photographs and what the couple is most comfortable with.
Complement with Color
The color of the bride and groom’s clothing is very important to the finished product. Suggest that they wear something that highlights eyes and hair first, and coordinates with each other second. Although simple black and white outfits can be elegant, they are somewhat stoic and many couples find that their engagement pictures look generic or dated.
Strike Natural Poses
While the couple should engage in romantic and interactive poses, they shouldn’t look like a pair of mannequins. It’s best to capture them in the act of snuggling, laughing or poking at one another. Quite often, the best pictures to come out of any photo shoot are the ones that were not planned or staged. If the bride and groom don’t believe that they are being photographed, they will seem more relaxed and natural in the photographs.
Have a Trendy Photographic Style
Unfortunately, one couple’s engagement photographs don’t usually differ from another’s. However, a photographic style can make all the difference in creating something distinguished. Try angles that accentuate physical features or techniques that capture mood and emotion. The couple’s personal ambiance, which should emerge from the event within a few minutes of starting the shoot, can be used to emphasize a certain style. All elements combine to add to the personality of the pictures, but the style of the photographer or certain techniques applied will produce a set of pictures that really say “Wow”.
An engagement photo shoot should be lively and fun. If all technical elements are in place, the romantic rapport between the bride and groom will carry the event to picture-perfect results.
Cute engagement photo involving a mans favorite hobby - fishing, and the love of his life. Happy trolling :)
First of all thank you to everyone who has taken the time to submit their engagement photos. I’ve taken some time off and haven’t had the time to keep up so I apologize to all of you who have submitted photos. I hope to continue monitoring and updating this site so please keep on sending your special photos. As of now I plan on uploading new photography at least once a week and with the Holidays around the corner I expect to see some awesome and inspiring engagement photos!
Lastly, I want to update everyone with the latest news of this site. Here are some of my goals within the next couple of months:
1. Highlight weddings: The idea behind this is to post a blurb about recent weddings. Whether it’s your wedding day or a friends, I would love to hear about it. Tell me about the event, how you planned it, and everything that led up to that special day. In return I promise to promote it and give other wedding goers planning ideas and other insights into their big day. Feel fee to submit any interesting stories that may have happened during your wedding. We all have that drunk uncle or dad that makes the wedding that much more memorable :)
2. Social Media:I am trying to involve social media more to add additional exposure to your special engagement photos. If you have any ideas on how to do this let me know, but continue to share this site and in return I will do personal outreach to help share your special day.
Thanks everyone and looking forward to the holiday season!!