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.