5 Tips for Stunning Engagement Photos

May 9, 2024 Engagement

Your engagement marks the beginning of a beautiful journey together, and what better way to celebrate than with breathtaking engagement photos? Often times when I do engagement sessions this is the first time in life where you have been photographer professionally and it can be very intimidating! However, it doesn't have to be, if you are working with the right photographer they will ensure that the session goes smoothly and help you feel comfortable in front of the camera. Photographers will work with you on planning your engagement session whether you envision a rustic outdoor shoot or a glamorous cityscape backdrop, these five expert tips will ensure your engagement photoshoot is nothing short of spectacular.

  1. Scout the Perfect Location: Choose a setting that reflects your personalities and the love you share. Whether it's a serene beach, a lush garden, or a bustling urban street, the right location sets the tone for your photos and adds depth to your story. Work with your photographer to find a location that suits your vision, chances are they have an array of spots they like to use to accomplish any vision you might want to accomplish.
  2. Golden Hour Magic: Timing is everything when it comes to lighting. Schedule your photoshoot during the golden hour, just before sunset or after sunrise, for soft, flattering light that enhances your natural beauty and adds a romantic glow to your images. Bonus: You can create those gorgeous sun flare images during this time of day and they add such a unique and beautiful addition to any gallery.
  3. Professional Touch: Invest in a skilled photographer who understands your vision and style. Collaborate with them to capture candid moments and genuine emotions, ensuring your photos reflect the authenticity of your love story. Seeking a photographer with a more journalistic and lifestyle approach to photographs will help elicit natural emotions, connection and more personal images.
  4. Outfit Coordination: Coordinate your outfits to complement each other and the chosen location. You will want to focus on complementary colors and cohesive attire to add visual harmony to your photos and highlights your connection as a couple. Try to stay away from the matchy-matchy outfits and focus more on coordinating colors and patterns.
  5. Embrace the Moment: Relax, have fun, and be yourselves during the photoshoot. Let your love and happiness shine through as you laugh, cuddle, and steal tender glances at each other. Authenticity creates timeless photos that you'll cherish for a lifetime. If you choose the right photographer they should be able to prompt you through this to help evoke those natural emotions and walk you through each step of the photoshoot.

With these tips in mind, your engagement photoshoot will be an unforgettable experience, capturing the essence of your love and marking the beginning of your happily ever after.