(Closed) Tips for Engagement Pictures

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

The tips my photographer gave us were to wear color (and prints if you like) since they photograph well, and accessorize, accessorize, accessorize!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I did mine last weekend and it really helped to look on pinterest or similar sites to find poses and ideas that you want to use, then show/tell them to the photog. I actually had pinterest pulled up on my phone and showed her the pinned pictures of some that I really loved to make sure I got them.

I had two outfits as well, and am glad to have the variety of pictures. Take a big mirror like the cheap ones from walmart so when you do your costume change you can see what’s going on.

I wore slightly heavier makeup, and really would have been ok with a little more on. I didn’t wear any jewelry besides my ering and a pair of sapphire stud earrings. I think you should stay true to your natural style. I don’t wear jewelry, so accessories wouldn’t have been who I really am. Wear colors that compliment, but aren’t too matchy.

One thing, I didn’t think about how my hair looked from the side. I pin it back with a bobby pin normally, which looks fine from the front. But in shots from the side it looked strange. I never would have thought of that, but wish I had!

Overall, have fun with your Fiance and the love should shine through!! (hopefully this isn’t ridiculously large).

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Ms.BlueEyesDC:  I feel like I’m going to have to bump up my makeup a  bit more too for the shoot. I will be wearing a lot (to me) and then I take a picture and it looks like nothing is there!

As far as outfits go, everything I’ve seen is a casual outfit and then something abit more done up…but I can’t even begin to think about our outfits! 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

1) Keep putting on lipstick! You’ll regret it in pics later if you don’t. (This goes for wedding pics too).

2) Have like 5 poses ready that you and your Darling Husband practice in front of a mirror. That way you’ll remember to get your top 5 poses. (Stalk other’s engagement photos for ideas).

3) Have two outfit changes as well as props that are memorable for you. Like your dog, jewelry that was given to you by your Fiance, your favorite foods (if you have  a picnic), something to represent your favorite hobby whether it’s biking or photography or wine.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Ms.BlueEyesDC:  I actually had my makeup and hair professionally done and I really think it was worth it because I’m terrible at doing it on my own. It cost about $50 for makeup and $35 for hair but there are other options. For example Sephora does free makeovers if you purchase $50 from them and you can use that towards a gift card or gifts. Just make sure to call ahead to confirm that there is an artist available – that’s why I couldn’t go that route. And if yout ell them it’s for phtoos they will make sure to orient the makeup towards that.

I would also recommend making a list of shots that you really want to see or show some examples to your photographer so that she knows what you are hoping for. 

If it’s cold, bring a blanket or jacket to wear between locations and shots. Consider bringing some props to do something a little different. We had champagne for one portion of our shoot and my friends read a comic book together because that’s kinda their thing.

 

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