Your engagement photo session is an exciting way to capture a once-in-a-lifetime phase of your relationship! One of my favorite things about engagement sessions is that you have the freedom to make your photos unique and memorable. Just imagine all of your love and excitement leading up to your wedding day documented in beautiful images! Here are my best tips for making sure your engagement photos turn out unique and memorable:
Choose a Meaningful Location
First of all, choosing a meaningful location can do wonders for your engagement photos! Brainstorm as a couple, thinking of places that hold a special place in your hearts. Maybe it was the location of your first date or where you said, “Yes!” Your favorite coffee shop, brewery, or restaurant could make the perfect backdrop for unique engagement photos. If the two of you enjoy a hobby together, you could choose your favorite spot you enjoy going to enjoy your hobby. And if you are homebodies, why not consider an in-home lifestyle session? A meaningful location is the first step to having gorgeous engagement photos that reflect your personalities and love story!
Incorporate Personalized Items or Outfits
Props and unique outfits are another great way to customize your engagement session! A few ideas for personalized outfits include outfits that celebrate your culture or background, handmade items, or something that reflects your unique style. You and your fiance could bring along something you made together. For example, if you enjoy pottery or art, you could bring along something special you’ve worked on. Or maybe you just have a piece of memorabilia that has a special place in your relationship! Chat with your photographer about creative ways to incorporate items that are unique and personal to the two of you.
Embrace a Creative Theme or Concept
When it comes to engagement photo sessions, traditional, posed photos might be the first thing that comes to mind. However, embracing a creative theme or concept can make for truly unforgettable photos. You could think outside the box and consider incorporating a favorite movie scene or a specific era or style into your photos. For example, recreate a scene from your favorite movie (imagine the rain scene from “The Notebook”) or dress up in 1920s attire and visit a vintage speakeasy! When planning a themed engagement photo session, it’s important to go back to our first few tips and choose a location that fits the theme, and to coordinate outfits accordingly. Don’t be afraid to get creative and share your vision with your photographer, and most importantly, have fun with it!
Include Fur Babies and Other Loved Ones
There is no rule that states that you and your partner are the only two who can be involved in your session! If you have children, why not take a few family photos celebrating your family’s new chapter? Or maybe you have fur babies that you love like you would your own kids! Bring them along for your session, and we can include a few photos of you spending time with your full family, furry members included. You deserve to celebrate your engagement with the people (or pets!) you love most!
Explore Different Photography Styles and Techniques
There are so many photography styles and techniques nowadays that your options are truly endless when it comes to engagement sessions! You’ve likely seen many different styles of photography out there—light and airy, dark and moody, documentary-style, retro, film, and the list goes on. Make sure you book a photographer whose style fits your vision for your engagement session. Chat with your photographer about your lighting preferences, too! They might be able to suggest the best time of day for the style of photos you’re going for. They will also be able to provide guidance on creative compositions, unique angles, and more! Check out a few different style engagement sessions here:
Have Fun and Be Yourselves
Engagement photos are a special way for couples to celebrate their love and capture memories that will last a lifetime. While choosing the right outfits and location is important, it’s equally important to let go, have fun, and be yourselves during the photo session. Embrace your unique personalities and relationship dynamics, and don’t be afraid to show your love and affection for each other. Remember that the best photos capture genuine moments and emotions, so don’t worry about posing or trying to look perfect. Just be yourselves and enjoy the experience – it will definitely show in the final photos!
In conclusion, we’ve discussed the importance of capturing unique and memorable engagement photos. It’s a special moment in your relationship and you want to remember it in the best possible way. We encourage couples to get creative and think outside the box when it comes to their engagement photos. With Lively Photography, you can take your photos to the next level and make your memories truly unforgettable. Don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with us to capture your special moments in a truly unique and personalized way.