Beach engagement photo advice, please share

posted 2 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I wouldn’t do bathing suits. Not at all because of size, but just because it won’t look as formal and professional   as a nice outfit. When we did our beach pics (although not for engagement) I wore a dress, he wore pants and a polo shirt. They came out really nice! One thing I would recommend is watching out for windy days, especially if you want your hair down. I was in a beach wedding and it was not pretty, lol.

Post # 3
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Helper bee

def wear a dress! I love that you’re doing beach photos! That would have been my choice (but FI surprised me with them lol – not a bad thing!!)  I agree with PP about bathing suits, unless you want some just for you two – I personally wouldn’t want my friends to send me their bikini shots as an engagement announcement 🙂 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015 - On a Cliff Overlooking the Bay, Florida

I live on the beach and see them being done all the time. I’ve never seen professional beach (family, or engagements) photos in swimsuits. You can google beach engagemant Photo and click images to get a ton of ideas of what other peopel did.

Hope this helps!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

 

Beautyandthebusiness:  I took some beach photos and there is a lot to consider.

1. time of day….. mid day photos are hard becuase you will be squinting a lot because of the sun.  sunset photos are nice if your photographer comes with the right set of flashes to help siloutte photos only.

2. makeup- do not wear sunscreen….. you will look extra shiny if you wear sunscreen

3. i am a fan of light colors on the beach… dark colors and suites just look weird to me on a beach….

4. poses…. try some on the beach, some standing in the water….

hope this helps

 

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015 - On a Cliff Overlooking the Bay, Florida

 californiabride2013:  I absolutely agree on Time of day is a HUGE thing!!! My Photographer will not shoot photos on the beach unless it’s close to sunset unless the person absolutely insist on doing them in the middle of the day. She had one client who insisted on doing them at 2pm and she had to fix people eyes in every photo and this was a 15 person family photo-shoot.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Beautyandthebusiness:  I think white looks great for beach photos! I did blue, because I love it and, to me, it’s a beachy color. I guess FI wore khakis and a black polo, judging from the pic. I agree with the pp that light colors are nice though, so I wouldn’t have wanted him to wear all black. If you plan on outfit changes (like the bathing suits) figure out where public changing rooms are beforehand so you can wind up somewhat near them.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015 - On a Cliff Overlooking the Bay, Florida

 

Beautyandthebusiness:  Early morning would be good the main thing is not in direct/ high siunlight.You wont want to be squinting the entire time! Morning would probally be a good idea so it’s not too crowded at sunset and actually idit’s a little overcast the will help. Also do NOT wear sunscreen ro makeup with SPF….You will look VERY oily and will wash you out.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Im wearing these two dresses for our pictures in Hawaii! I don’t know any specific poses but I planned on doing some of the ones on our photographers site!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

Beautyandthebusiness:  I am a professional photographer 😀

Definately not bathing suits, cute sundress for you and dress shirt with khakis for him. Your photographer should give you quite a bit of guidance but here are some things to think about in case they don’t.  

Keep your arm slightly away from the rest of your body to keep it from squishing. 

Don’t put hands any where near eachothers stomaches, it exaggerates any sort of curve that is there (true for small people as well!) 

Shoulders back and keep your neck/spine as straight as possible to avoid any double chin (everyone gets this if they aren’t careful when they are posing and turning their head) If you do any sitting poses it is very hard not to have neck rollies so make sure your photographer watches out for this. 

Tilt your heads slightly towards eachother. Always do something with your hands/arms. 

That’s all I can think of off the top of my head. You guys are really cute, photos will be great! 

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