Today we’re sharing a few ideas for personalizing your engagement photos! Wedding planning can be a lot to take on, so hopefully this post will get you thinking about how much fun you could have during your session!

romantic central park nyc engagement photo

Choose the right season

Is fall your favorite time of year? Is your wedding taking place in the fall? Think about whether or not you want variety in seasons when it comes to your engagement photos and wedding photos. Maybe you’re having a beach themed wedding and you’ll be using your engagement photos for save the dates or throughout the venue so the photos should match the vibe. But maybe that doesn’t matter! Your wedding could be in the summer but you would love to have your engagement photos in the snow. Do whatever means the most to you!

spring lake engagement photo in the summer and winter with a german shepard dog

Choose the Right Location

Is there a special place that means something to you? The place he proposed, where you had your first date, where you met, or your favorite place to hike?

Living at the Jersey Shore, most of our clients want beach photos. Some of them are looking for a little more variety, though. Locations like Asbury Park and Point Pleasant offer not only the beach, but the boardwalk has lots of color, a few rides and quite a few things to do if you want to keep it casual! Spring Lake is another great beach location if you’re looking for variety or are undecided on beach or park, since the park is about a block away from the beach! Finding locations in close proximity to offer the most variety could be a good idea.

fun engagement photos on point pleasant boardwalk, asbury park nj, and rutgers university

Include your pets, especially if they can’t be there the day of the wedding

Oh how we love to include pets! It helps to bring someone else along as a handler for when it’s time for photos of just the two of you (which there will be lots of). Don’t forget a few treats if that gets your dog to behave, haha!

island beach state park nj engagement photo at sunset with their dog

Bring an Outfit Change

This one is a big one. It’s a great way to add variety to your photos without having to think about multiple locations! Think of something formal and something more casual.

romantic engagement photos on the beach in LBI NJ

Center it around an activity that you enjoy doing together

This is one of the best ways to personalize your engagement session! Do you enjoy hiking? Maybe your session should take place in a heavily wooded area. Do you like to eat out? Think about having a drink at your favorite restaurant. Boating? That would be SO cool! You could think outside the box, no idea is too wild!

fun engagement photos at unique locations like NYC street and Lakewood Blue Claws Stadium in NJ

 Make sure you check out our next post where we talk all about styling your engagement session and what to wear!