Post # 1
Fiance and I are in the process of scheduling our engagement pictures. I would like to use props for a few of our photos. Does anybody have any ideas? One I was thinking of was getting two of those little chalkboards and writing “Save the Date” on one, and our wedding date on the other.
Anybody else have any suggestions for props? They don’t necessarily have to be related to broadcasting a date or whatnot.
Post # 4
Some of the pictures I really like a lot from ours were just us, laying out on a quilt in the grass. The quilt added a little more interest and color without taking away from us.
Edit: It also kept us from getting all dirty laying on the ground 🙂
Post # 5
Where are you getting your pics done?
What time of year? and…is there any kind of theme? lol
Pinwheels would be cute… I also like the bubble idea. These would be great in a beautiful outdoor field or country setting.
Masks? Like the kind used Phantom of the Opera that cover just your eyes and have a stick to hold.
Or…what about streamers/ribbons? If it’s windy, colorful ribbons trailing behind you two would be cute.
Or…perhaps a picnic setting…
Hmm….. What about a large basket of picked flowers? Ones you can toss around. Perhaps get a couple of action shots with them.
Post # 6
Perfect! Those are all great suggestions :-). We were thinking something fun, yet something that would be simple. I’ll show these to my Fiance and we’ll go from there. Thanks everyone!
Post # 7
I think the main thing is finding a location that will take your breath away or offer unique settings
Post # 8
@keepsmiling19: A basic veil.
It may sound strange and I got the idea from an after wedding shoot that I saw online. For some reason a simple veil with your normal clothes just adds to a photo. My photographer thought it was a bit wierd at first but then agreed the photos turned out to be amazing.The veil blowing in the breeze, so pretty!
I will post them once I get them. 🙂
Post # 9
I may be the minority here but I am not a fan of props. They don’t stand the test of time, and can be cheesy. I think something for the save the date is fine, but unless you are doing a well thought out theme shoot, think about getting some natural nice portraits of yourself. The pics of your shoes, or looking at books may seem cute in s series on the blog, but will look kind of out of place in print on your wall or desk.