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