He popped the question, you picked a venue, and a date’s been set. But before you pick a dress, it’s time to let your family and friends know what day to save on the calendar. Usually this is done with a save the date magnet or postcard featuring a picture of the happy couple.
When planning your engagement photo shoot, there are a few key things to factor in. Do you want formal posed shots or would you prefer something more candid? Should this hint at what the wedding theme is? Such as a beach location for a destination wedding or wearing a cozy cardigan on a walk through the woods for a fall wedding. Would you like to incorporate important things from your relationship such as where you met, a joint pet, or a favorite activity?
Once you’ve figured out what you want to convey, it’s time to pick out the wardrobe. We’d recommend outfits that compliment one another, but nothing too matchy. Consider playing up your wedding colors and also think about where this photo shoot is taking place and plan accordingly. An outfit accessorized with heels and a clutch purse would work well indoors or on a paved surface. An easy flowy dress would look fantastic on sand with bare feet. Even a winter wedding shoot would look cute with you both bundled up in hats and scarves. Whatever look you choose, remember that you two are the main feature so don’t wear accessories that pull focus. Jewelry and other items should blend into the shoot, not stand out, unless the item is your engagement ring of course.