Your engagement photoshoot is an opportunity to familiarize yourself with your wedding photographer and get comfortable with them. This ensures that the photographs of your actual wedding day will also turn out great. You can achieve picture-perfect engagement photos that you can be proud of with these practical tips.
Work on your smiles.
You and your partner will be flashing your teeth a lot in your engagement photos since they’re basically visual representations of the happiness of your relationship. Make sure you’ve both got a perfect smile in time for the photoshoot by booking any dental treatments or cosmetic dentistry work at least a one or two months before the day of the shoot.
Make the photos resonate with who you are as a couple.
There are no rules or standards to follow when it comes to choosing how you want your engagement photos to look like. The best photos are those that truly represent your identity as a couple. If you and your would-be spouse enjoy hiking, then plan an outdoor photoshoot. If you both love movies, opt for a shoot themed around your favorite film. No matter what, be as authentic as possible and stick to a cohesive theme.
Hire a professional hair and make-up artist.
Unless you’re more comfortable doing hair and make-up yourself, it’s best to invest in a professional hair and make-up artist to get the job done. Run a few trial tests before the day of the actual shoot to find looks that work for both you and your partner.
Wear something comfortable.
Most couples think that they have to dress to the nines for their engagement photoshoot, but that’s not true, unless that’s what you feel most comfortable wearing. You and your fiancee prospective spouse should wear anything that makes you feel comfortable and confident — even if that means wearing just a simple pair of jeans and a classic top.
Choose a special and meaningful location.
If there’s one thing you should decide on as a couple, it’s where you want to hold your photoshoot. Choose a location that’s meaningful to both you and your partner, like where you had your first date or even your own home. It’s better to keep it personal and significant since this will help you and your partner look more natural and comfortable in your photos.
Make an inspiration board.
Help your photographer bring your ideal vision to life by creating an inspiration board filled with images that they can use as inspiration during the shoot.
Don’t focus on looking good.
The main job of your photographer and your hair and makeup artist is to ensure that you and your partner look your best in your photos. So, don’t focus too much on your appearance, that job is already done for you.
Communicate with your photographer.
Be open with your photographer about what you want the shoot to be like, and allow them to get to know your story as a couple. The more familiar your photographer is with you, the better the photos will turn out.
Your engagement photos are mementos of your marriage that you’ll treasure for years to come. These photographs can be utilized in a variety of ways, such as wedding presents and engagement announcements. Ensure that your photographs turn out great by keeping these practical tips in mind.