Announce that you said “yes” in the best way possible — with gorgeous images of you, your partner, and the ring. We have four engagement photo ideas to get you thinking about what you envision for your pictures.
You just said yes and are finally getting used to how it feels to wear an engagement ring. Congrats! While you still have a lot to plan for your big wedding day, that doesn’t mean that you should skip over the engagement period!
After all, you are about to embark on a new journey with your soon-to-be spouse. Therefore why not do something special to celebrate this moment in your life?
If you’re on the fence about engagement photos, here are a few reasons to get them done. We have four engagement photoshoot ideas to inspire you.
Why do you need engagement photoshoot ideas?
An engagement photoshoot is an excellent way to announce your proposal in a fun and unique way. They are a fabulous way for you to take photos for things like your save the dates, thank you cards, and invitations. Additionally, the time is a chance for you to take photos as a couple.
Here are four great ideas if you’re looking for the perfect way to announce your new adventure as a couple.
4 Engagement Photoshoot Ideas
1. Integrate seasonal elements into your pictures.
Find ways to incorporate your engagement season into the photoshoot. For example, a snow-themed, floral, rain, beach, or even fall foliage-themed shoot can be a great way to capture that moment in time forever.
Talk with your photographer to help come up with ways to incorporate the time of year into your photos. You should present the theme in a way that also showcases you as a couple.
Depending on how long you will be engaged, you can even incorporate seasonal elements for the time of year when you’ll get married.
2. Visit a meaningful location.
Is there a place that means a lot to you and your fiance? Perhaps it’s the place you’ll get married, where you met, or where the proposal took place.
Visit a meaningful location for your engagement photos and make new memories there. Just make sure you have permission to take photos there before you head onsite.
Ask your photographer ahead of time, as they may have the means to get permission easier than you would.
3. Take the time to prepare and connect.
Most people schedule their sessions early in the morning or right after work if they’re busy.
This means that after spending hours apart or not getting quality time together, they are reacquainting themselves with one another before taking photos.
If you want to have real, candid memories that showcase your love, take some time to prepare and connect with your significant other before the shoot. That way, you can just be silly, laugh together, and be your true selves.
4. Encourage those candid moments.
Good photographers will sit and wait for the great shots. They will encourage you to “just be yourselves” or “do something you would normally do.”
This might feel strange as someone conducting a photoshoot. However, they are trying to capture genuine moments between the two of you.
Encourage those moments by being “a couple” around your photographer. Tell them about what makes you unique so your photographer can find ways to make those candid moments for you.
Save our engagement photoshoot ideas!
If you are looking for a way to make your engagement shoot extra special, make sure to incorporate these ideas into your session.
Photos: Anthony Tran, Sergey Mikheev, Heather Mount, Jonathan Borba, Tabitha Turner, Viktoria Slowikowska
BethI love the idea of incorporating locations that have significant meaning in the relationship. That’s such a great way to create immediate connection in the shots.
StephanieMy husband arranged for his brother to be there to photograph the actual proposal! Then we also did scheduled photos together where we met and where he proposed. I like the idea of making the timing when you’ve been together for a while, that makes a lot of sense!
Leanne WongI think using candid shots is so perfect. I’ve always loved the feel of photos that are impromptu.
Beth LLOVE the one on the beach… stunning! The candid photos are usually my favorite. I like seeing people as they are – poses are ok sometimes but there is more personality to the candids.
Gervin KhanThese engagement ideas will be a big help to couples in this special day. Every special moment like this will definitely need time to prepare and plan to make every moment to be special and mesmerizing!
SubarnaAll the pictures are too good. I love the first one. Couples planning for engagements will surely get fav photo shoot ideas from your post.
Kelly BolenWonderful ideas! All of them were will create amazing pictures!
MarysaIt would be so nice to have nice engagement photos. These are all awesome ideas!
RoseyI think the engagement photoshoot is a good idea. It marks one of the most precious and memorable moments in time.
Ntensibe EdgarOooohhhh…I love these ideas. I love taking off some time to prepare for anything as well as I can.