You’ve just got engaged. You’ve told your friends and family. And now you’re starting to think about the wedding planning.
But before the manic planning begins, some people like to take some time to relax and create some special memories of the engagement. This is the “engagement(or “pre-wedding”) photoshoot”. This may(or may not) be for you. It’s not for everyone so feel free to skip this hack if it’s not of interest. If, however, you do want a pre-wedding photoshoot but are struggling for inspiration, we have outlined some engagement photoshoot ideas to help kickstart your creative thinking.
We also have a wonderful Pinterest packed with inspiration.
Do you have a special location that has become important to you and your fiancé? This could be the location of your first date, the location of the proposal or just a place that you have both spent a lot of time together. These places are likely to hold more emotional value to you than a generic beach somewhere. The photos will tell a much richer story(that perhaps only you know) that you will be reminded of with every look.
There are many different styles of shoot you can opt for. The most common would probably be:
- Romantic – the good old-fashioned “looking at each other with puppy eyes” picture.
- Playful – messing around in a field with enormous smiles
- Quirky – using props to add humour
Try using some props to add a dash of playful humour to your photos. Don’t go prop-crazy! Just do 1 or 2 shots using a prop to avoid your album looking like an Etsy pinterest board.
If you choose to use some props in your photo shoot, here are some of the most popular options.
- Bunting with romantic wording
- Giant lettering
- Scrabble tiles
- Books with titles that are applicable to your lives
- Hand written signs and chalkboards
- Picture frames
- An umbrella
- Printed photographs
- The engagement ring
To make this even more personal, try thinking of something that represents who you are as a couple or encapsulates your interests.
Ultimately, there are no set rules when it comes to doing an engagement photoshoot. Follow what feels natural and makes you feel most comfortable.