Ideas for Engagement PhotosEngagement photos have come a long way from a formal studio shot of the bride to be. Favorites are shots of the couple in fun and unusual locations. These are used in newspaper announcements, on save-the-date cards and as part of the wedding day decorations. Working with a photographer on engagement shots gives you a chance to see how you like a photographer’s work and what he/she is like to work with before you sign a substantial contract for ceremony coverage. Done right, these photographs can be introductions to the wedding’s theme or a fun expression of the places and items that mean a lot to the couple.

Below are seven helpful tips every bride-to-be should know about engagement photos:

  1. Talk over your ideas with the photographer. You may wish to try some vintage shots using a classic car, or vintage bicycle. Or you may consider being in costumes.
  2. If you plan a destination wedding, have your engagement photos taken with stacks of luggage next to a bus, car, train or plane.
  3. Find landmarks in an urban setting that are important to you both. Shots taken against a skyline or against a brick wall will provide a different look from your wedding day photos.
  4. Consider night time shots. Outdoor lights can include timed exposures. Or if holiday lights are important to you, have photos taken with them. Consider candle light or night life lights.
  5. Are you both outdoor enthusiasts? Have your engagement photo reflect that as you pose with your canoe or water skis, or on horseback or skates.
  6. Do you like amusement parks? Have your photos taken on a merry go round, or roller coaster or Ferris wheel.
  7. The setting you choose can help your guests to understand you both as a couple and communicate the love you share.

For more ideas call Alexandra’s Bridal at 508-916-2443 or email us at [email protected].

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