(Closed) Engagement Picture Tips/Thoughts?

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
1651 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@mrsem2bee:  I had an anniversary shoot done with my Fiance when we were dating and one thing I would say is – don’t schedule too many things before the shoot! We were late to my hair & makeup appointment due to traffic, we ultimately started on time, but I was stressed out. So give yourself time for traffic and other emergencies. 

Post # 4
1508 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

@melonseeds:  x2 on scheduling appts for early in the day. They can also take longer than you think and you can’t always control that. I would dedicate the entire day to preparing for the photos so you’re relaxed when it’s time. I did manicure and pedicures two days before and had my wardobe all picked out in advance. I was yelling at Fiance for not having his one white T-shirt ironed. I ironed his pants and collar shirt (we had 2 outfit changes) and that’s all he had to do and he waited until we were already running late to do it!


If you care about matching your wedding colors, have those figured out in advance so it’s easier to pick wardrobe and accessories. 


Also, bring a variety of props…they can make photos fun. The simplest prop (a fake rose) was the best for us and gave our photos sentiment (it looked like the rose Fiance proposed with) and a pop of color.


Decide on the time of day you’re aiming for and let the photographer know. We wanted daylight and sunset picks but actually were too early and would have had to wait around for about an hour and a half for the sun to set. Didn’t want to pay the photog for standing around so we didn’t do sunset.


Also, ask the photog for any tips. Ours knew a lot of things I wouldn’t have thought of.


Hmmm… I think that’s it.

Post # 5
2023 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@mrsem2bee:  Joke around a lot! that is where the photographer can capture non-fake smiles. My fiance and I had to make stupid jokes half the time so we didnt look fake. 

Post # 6
471 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

This sounds silly but if you are wearing a necklace make sure it’s turns the right way! My clasp kept ending up in the front and luckily the photographer fixed it in photos but I wish I had thought to check it.

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