unfamiliar with today’s “engagement photos” – they’re a far cry from the days of fresh-faced, unremarkable, close-ups
of the intendeds together, seated (usually the man behind
the woman with serene faces turned towards the camera). There was a time when
“out-of-the-box” pictures took the couple outside, where they were photographed
on a park bench or under a tree.
If you’re the engaged couple,
you’re likely going to have to explain it to your mothers and their peers – and
that means showing them the kind of amazing photographs you can arrange for yourselves, announcing your plans to marry.
First, it’s important to find a
photographer who’ll work with you. One Melbourne
photography team you
should consider is Reid Studios. It
would make sense for you to use the same photographer for your engagement
photos as the one(s) who’ll also handle your actual wedding. It’s a great way
to be seamless and to begin a relationship rife with great communication and
Some photographers have
stressed that there’s too much difference between an engagement photo shoot and
your wedding day photography to consider the former as a “practice” session for
the latter. Still, if you can develop a bond on the engagement photo
shoot, it will certainly help you on your “big day.”
While you won’t have the time
(or energy) to devote the same resources
as you will for your wedding photography, you do want to find a professional
who understands the current trends and styles for lovely and artistic engagement photography. Your engagement
a great opportunity for you and your fiancé to work together to plan a fun and
memorable photo shoot. You can be as creative as you want for today’s
engagement photographs. Make
sure to check out creative and unique sample photographs for
Things to consider: how did you
meet? Can you put something together based on that? What about the first movie
you saw together? One couple re-enacted a key scene from Wes Anderson’s
“Moonrise Kingdom” and it was almost as precious and adorable as the movie
itself. Do you do any sports together? How about hobbies and other interests?
Setting is key. Couples have
chosen – with great results – some interesting and unusual locations:
about a location that has meaning to you or reminds you when you first
fell in love?
about the juxtaposition of the two of you dressed in finery, costumes or
vintage clothing posed on a large swath of an overgrown field?
about something whimsical? One couple were shot in their bedroom, she with
a video game remote in hand, him trying to show her images from a bridal
really unique photos, taken in stop-motion can be achieved using soap
bubbles, glitter or Holi Festival
mentioned an overgrown field already, but what about the potential in a
dry riverbed or under a bridge?
couple took a light-hearted look at their future with a photo taken at an
architecturally interesting jail or penitentiary.
there an interesting older building with unique stairwells? A clever
photographer will be able to work wonders in that setting.
modes are another great setting – planes, trains and automobiles (the more
vintage, the better!).
matter how funky, offbeat, odd or weird the setting for your engagement photos
is, make the photographs emotional and meaningful. Have your hair and make-up
done professionally or be sure you doll yourself up. Coordinate outfits,
whether themed or not and you’ll have treasured photos.