Guest Post: Tips For Creative Engagement Photos

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Today’s guest post is a must read for couples trying to figure out what to do for their engagement photos. George Street Photo & Video is offering up some photography tips to help you get creative with your photo sessions! I’m loving their suggestions, check it out…

Say “so long” to the posed engagement photos that formerly graced the pages of your local newspaper! In recent years, many brides and grooms-to-be have traded in their simple poses and smiles for more creative variations on their engagement photos -- everything from personalized save-the-date props to adventurous settings, like a local amusement park or iconic sports stadium.

Looking to follow suit and add a little spice to your engagement session? Here are a few photography tips that are sure to get your mental wheels turning!

Put Your Interests to Use: Do you and your sweetheart share a love for wine tasting? Are you die-hard hockey fans? Whatever your common bond may be, use those hobbies and interests to your advantage in your engagement session. If that means roaming the trails of a winery or going head to head in a makeshift hockey match, the end result will be creative, while still reflecting who you are as a pair.

Venture Off the Beaten Path: Sure, your local botanical garden or city park is filled with beautiful scenery. But, believe it or not, some of the most creative photos are those captured in spots you wouldn’t expect. So, don’t be afraid to explore and embrace your adventurous side when scouting photo locations. Who knows? The faded mural you pass on your walk to work or the antique barn in your grandparents’ backyard could wind up being a hidden gem!

A New Twist to an Old Idea: By now, I’m sure we’ve all seen many different takes on the ‘save-the-date’ engagement photo. If you’re hoping to use your e-session as an opportunity to create your save-the-date, try putting a unique spin on the idea. Tying the knot in the fall? Toss the cardboard signs to the side and paint your date on mini pumpkins or matching coffee cups. Both are sweet and creative ways to freshen up your save-the-date!

Step Outside of Your Comfort Zone: Let’s face it -- we’ve all dreamed about having the style and attitude of a supermodel in front of the camera. But realistically, it’s normal to feel shy or uneasy about when you’re the subject of the photo session. Since this session is gearing you up for the main event, why not throw caution to the wind and step outside of your comfort zone? For instance, if you and your fiancé love old movies, coordinate a vintage-inspired engagement session, complete with period attire and props!

At the end of the day, remember that your engagement session is all about having fun and sharing the news of your engagement with your family and friends. By hiring a photographer that caters to your particular style and makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera, you’ll wind up with images that capture your personality and the special bond you share with one another! Visit George Street Photo & Video for more information on engagement sessions and wedding photography.

**all photos provided by +George Street Photo & Video  


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