(Closed) How did you do your nails for engagement photos?

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
32 posts
  • Wedding: August 2016 - mountain barn

I had a really hard time with this too, so I’ll chime in. I decided since my nails were rather short to get rounded more natural looking acrylics. I never wear acrylics, but I figured engagement pictures usually have some pictures focusing on the ring and I wanted them to look presentable. I had them painted in OPI “taupe-less beach.” I figured a neutral natural looking nail would never look fad-ish in the future. They ended up looking good in the pictures. They didn’t stand out but looked nice which is exactly what I wanted! ๐Ÿ™‚ Best of luck with your pictures, bee!!

Post # 4
227 posts
Helper bee

I just got a regular manicure (no acrylics or anything like that). I’m not a fan of acrylics though.

Post # 5
2108 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I did my nails quickly in the car on the way to the photography site. I’m such a slacker I totally forgot! (Did the exact same thing for our couple’s shower and my bridal shower). I quickly slapped one coat of a light pink neutral color on and it blended really well with our pictures and didn’t stand out (Which was my goal) 

Post # 6
922 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - Vineyard on Long Island

after multiple rounds of gel totally wore away at my nails, i decided on a pale white/cream-ish color.  sorry i don’t have any pics (…yet) but my thought was that I didn’t want to draw attention to them, I didn’t want to distract from any closeups on the ring, and neutral would go with any outfit change I decided on.  And since it was just a simple nude basic nail polish, I did them myself the ngiht before

Post # 7
1373 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I’m going to get a shellac manicure in a dark fallish colour. My e-pics are next week as well!

Post # 8
544 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - sandcastle

I got a essie gel manicure in light pink ๐Ÿ™‚




Post # 9
2966 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

This is really our only photo where you can see my nails in colour lol and I had to zoom in. 

I did DIY gel nails (got a light on Amazon for $36) and painted them with Samoan Sand by OPI. 

Post # 12
625 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I did a clear pink shellac.

Post # 14
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I wanted mine to be fun and match our colors, navy and khaki (for surf and sand as the ceremony is on a beach).

its been years since I had fake nails – they’re not really me and I type hard at work so I had gel polish put over my real nails several of which were acceptably long.

I had our wedding date written across three nails.

We are still waiting for our engagement photos back and none of the teasers are nail close ups so here is one I snapped with my phone


Post # 15
804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Southern Plantation House

I did a light pink. It didn’t distract from the ring (french nails stand out too much, IMO). 


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