(Closed) Any engagement photo ideas?

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

The parks and lake sound lovely, but how about locations that are special to you and FI:  site of your first date, first kiss, where he proposed? 

Anything iconic about your town, like maybe a railroad station, a statue, or a cool looking building?

Just a few ideas, hope they are helpful!  Smile

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have seen some taken in really cute victorian style old down towns in small towns – do you have a cute downtown?

Post # 5
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Helper bee

Well how does the lake and parks look like?  Any fields of flowers?  Farm land that you can use real fast ( like wheat fields).  Does your town have an old down town?  Going around shops in there is pretty nice.  what about surrounding your location?  You don’t have do them in the town you are in.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

What are you in to as a couple?  Do you have a dog that you can bring to the shoot?  Other things you love to do that you can use as a prop?

We bought fancy 1950’s style hats and then dressed to match (heels, pearls, gloves and a pinstripe suit for him).  We could have taken those pictures in a burnt out abandoned military barracks and they would have come out great….

As a matter of fact, that’s exactly what we did 😉

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

Maybe go to a playground area for some whimsical shots?

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

You can even go into a coffeeshop, take some pictures under an umbrella as you are walking down the street (if it is a rainy or cloudy day) Libraries are also a great place to get some really cool looking pictures! Otherwise, outside shots in a garden, or playground would be fun!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Walk around in town. Our photographer found some really great places in town that we would never have thought of. Look at doorways and blank walls.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Oh! A few other ideas came to me… you could take pictures outside of a school or inside of an art museum near town. You could also take some in a train or bus terminal/station.  Pictures in those locations tend to come out looking really cool!

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Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would totally go the landscape or place of significance route. You can get great photos at any of these locations, but if the spot has meaning to you, the photos will have that much more meaning down the road. We shot ours where we actually got engaged over 6 months ago! We had a blast and it helped that the location was a near a well-known landmark that shows not only a special place to us, but how much we love the city we live in. I’ll be posting my shots as soon as the photographer puts them on her blog.

Otherwise, I really like the sessions people have done at their homes. They look the most comfortable and natural. And better yet, easy outfit changing at home! Why not?!
http://www.weddingbeepro.com/2009/07/17/danielle-sean-engaged/
http://greylikesweddings.wordpress.com/2009/08/07/engaged-angela-and-evan/
http://www.stylemepretty.com/2009/06/18/engagement-session-by-i-heart-circa/

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Maybe use some props. We’re using vintage cameras for our bridal shoot. Another popular idea are balloons are food items, like ice cream. I’ve seen some really cute ones.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

I think you’ll get the best ideas from looking at other people’s pictures.  I keep a file of pics and stuff i’ve cut from magazines just for that purpose.  In a small town, old buildings, neat brick walls, old signs, open pastures – they can all be great backdrops.  Have fun, relax,  and take a TON of pictures – you’ll surely get a handful that you love that way.

Good luck!

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