Did anyone bring props for engagement shoot?

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
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Helper bee

We’re using some props – mostly because I feel like it’s what you’re supposed to do. Damn you, Pinterest!

Our major prop is FI’s Dad’s recently restored 1930’s red Ford pickup. We’re basing our outfits  around it (First outfit: him in slacks, shirt, vest and maybe a fedora. Me in a sexy secretary wiggle dress. Second outfit: both in jeans and checked shirts. Country style.). We’re probably going to stage a “picnic” with props like a blanket, basket, bottle, and glasses.

We also have a tiny chalk board sign I picked up at a random store in a clearance bin because the frame was red (one of our wedding colours). We’ll probably put the wedding date on it, even though we’re not doing save the dates.

I’ve seen a lot for sale on Etsy. If you don’t have time for shipping, try a craft store. Easy DIY is to buy a frame you like and some chalk board paint at your local hardware store and. Take the hard cardboard backing out of the frame, spray paint it with the chalkboard paint. Remove the glass from the frame. Done!

The wooden letters are a cute idea. I think, for an engagement shoot, an ampersand (&) would be better. Save the A as a prop for your wedding day – when it officially becomes both your last names.

Other ideas:

– A piece of rope with a knot in it that you hold between you – “We’re tying the knot.”

– Pictures of something you do together; Do you bike? Pictures on your bike! Cook? Get pics in the kitchen throwing flour at each other. Go to the movies? Take picture in a theatre sharing popcorn. Things that reflect you as a couple. These are always the best.

– Use a bridal magazine: Have you looking at it intently and your groom completely uninterested. lol

 

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