Although Engagement Pictures are not done on the wedding day they are still a VERY important part of the experience of your wedding. I say this not just as a wedding photographer but from experience from my own wedding – I never had any done!!! I know, tragic right! I really wish I had. My wedding day went so fast and we got some great shots of me and my new hubby but we’re really pretty casual people so I really wish we had some fun casual shots.
Engagement shoots are probably my favorite part of your wedding experience (besides the big day of course . There is no wedding day pressure, it’s casual and fun, just you and your photographer. It’s such a fabulous time to be creative and get some great shots of you and the one you love. So why just find some spot and take some pix – NO! Tell your photographer what makes you tick. What is it that you and your Fiance like to do? integrate that into your engagement pictures. Do you like to picnic? FABULOUS – bring your favorite picnic blanket and basket and goof it up! You got engaged at the Local state park – GREAT! Go there and recreate the big moment just for fun! If your wedding has a vintage them to it, maybe your engagement pictures should too! That way when your photographer puts together your photo guest book your engagement pictures will go along with the them of your wedding. The ideas are limitless! And remember, props aren’t bad ( I have to tell myself this sometimes , as long as they are personal and mean something to you. The favorite picnic basket I mentioned earlier, it’s a part of your life so it will mean so much more in those portraits.
Your photography should be one of the most fun elements of your wedding experience. Start that out right with fun engagement portraits that express who you are! For some great ideas check out blogs like Wedding Wire.com Blog and The Wedding Row Blog