(Closed) Engagement Pictures!

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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19 posts
Newbee

Here’s a photographer’s advice:  

Attire: keep it simple.  no crazy patterns or colors.  

Location: check w/ your photographer whether a permit is needed if it’s being done at a public location like a park.  

Props:  a simple prop like a football can be very effective.  at my last wedding the bride brought a football and the whole wedding party started playing a light game of touch football and it looked great on photo.

 

and lastly but most importantly, have fun.  it will show on the photo. 🙂

 

Post # 4
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252 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I wore what I felt reflected us. Jeans and a nice (but not too formal) sweater top with heels. DF wore jeans and a nice button up shirt to match with black dress up shoes. I changed a bit later into black slacks and a long sleeved color shirt (it was really similar to the first outfit. (I just really needed to get out of my cold wet jeans from the beach!!). I stayed in all solids while DF had a little striped pattern on his light purple shirt (although his shirt photographs pretty white) and I tried to give one person a dark colored top and another person a light colored top that way in pictures you can see where one person starts and where they end. I don’t want us both in dark colors because our clothing colors will bleed into one another and we’ll just look like a big blob with heads (haha!!). I wanted to be something I would A) Be warm in. We live in cold cold San Francisco and we took these in the winter!! B) Would be comfortable in because our engagement session was for 7 hours And C) Work with a lot of different backgrounds and colors. I chose to not go crazy with my jewelry, just to wear what I wear on a daily basis (engagement ring and 7 bangle bracelets I’ve worn since I was 12. However you can’t really see my bracelets once my long sleeves are covering them in the photos I’m sharing with you). For me personally, I didn’t want the photos to be about the jewelry, I want the pictures to be more about us. And I wanted it to be the “real” us. And the real me is wearing my engagement ring and bracelets everyday. I can’t remember if I’m wearing earrings though, but if I was they were just studs. Others wear really out there jewelry and it looks cool in photos and fits their personality so it’s really differing person to person. There’s no right or wrong way really. Here are a few photos where I think it best shows off our clothes, how it contrasts with one another, and how it goes well (in my opinion at least) with the different backgrounds/surroundings/colors.

 

 

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Post # 5
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252 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

And one more photo (see this is the end of the night where I got out of my wet jeans and sweater top and went into black slacks and a thin long sleeved shirt. Not a huge difference.

Aside from that, have lots of fun!! Genuine smiles are always the best smiles!! They are the best compliment to any outfit!!

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Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

Wear what you’re confident in! A good photographer will make great pics with a confident couple no matter what they are wearing!

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