Photo by Enmuse Photography
Engagement photos are one of the best new wedding traditions out there today. Not only do they give you a chance to capture that just-betrothed glow, they also provide images for save-the-dates and wedding websites. Most importantly, they’re the perfect trial run with your wedding photography before the big day! So what the heck do you wear when it’s time for the engagement shoot? Head to our handy What to Wear to an Engagement Shoot article for tips, tricks, and general guidelines that will help out any couple.
Photo: Jasmine Lee Photography
Can you guess where these two lovebirds got engaged? At the exact same spot where they had their first dinner date along Laguna Beach, including a dip fully-dressed in the sea! “Golden light was one of the most important aspects of our engagement session,” Tawny said. “We wanted a place with beautiful views [of Trojan Point in Marin headlands].” Before the engagement session began, “we stopped at a local grocery store to pick up some ice cream and chowed down on it while walking hand in hand together,” she said. View more photos here.
Photo: Black & Hue Photography
Can you guess where these two lovebirds got engaged? Amongst a sea of Christmas trees with the help of a typography poster printed with Avett Brothers lyrics. “I have always known that I wanted to take engagement photos where I grew up at my family’s farm in Juniper,” Rebecca said. “We wanted to incorporate several different outfits and liked the idea of using rich colors that would look nice in an outdoor area in the fall.” Notice the glowing sunset? View more photos here.
The most popular reason to take engagement photos is for your save-the-dates. But, it’s also a great way to get comfortable in front of the camera with your wedding photographer and see how your photographer operates. (Think of it as a test run.) Trust your photographer to bring out you and your fiances’ personalities in a creative way. So, when it comes time to introduce yourselves to your guests, why not choose one of these 5 unique engagement session locations:
Still little kids at heart? Relive your childhood by spending an afternoon at a carnival. Play games, ride the carousel, eat cotton candy and maybe win a prize or two!
Photo: Indigo Photography
2. NFL Football Stadium
Die hard football fans? Score a touchdown on your favorite NFL football stadium.
Photo: Vanessa Joy Photography
3. Ski & Snowboard Resort
Adventurous? If you love colder weather and hitting the slopes, trek down the mountain together.
Photo: Jason + Gina Photography
4. On the River
Down to earth? Float down the river in a little canoe. Nothing’s more romantic than reenacting “The Notebook.”
Photo: Natalie Franke Photography
5. Pumpkin Patch
Is your favorite season fall? What better way to celebrate Halloween by heading over to your local pumpkin patch.
Photo: Alexandra Hunt Photography
For more creative engagement session locations, consider a flea market, coffee shop, train station, or even revisit your high school or college if you first started dating there. And remember, don’t forget to smile for the camera!
Categories: Engagement Photos, Ideas + Trends
Tags: Alexandra Hunt Photography, carnival engagement sessions, Engagement Sessions, football stadium engagement sessions, Indigo Photography, Jason + Gina Photography, Natalie Franke Photography, pumpkin patch engagement sessions, river engagement sessions, snowboarding engagement sessions, Vanessa Joy Photography
Shannon & Sean
From the Photographer: “A pumpkin patch, a golden sunset, fall leaves, and a beautiful couple – what more could a fall-loving photographer want? Shannon and Sean’s favourite season is fall, their favourite holiday is Halloween, so it was only natural that we held their engagement session at the Laity Pumpkin farm in beautiful British Columbia. We also shot in a nearby field at sunset, and Shannon changed into a prairie-inspired mini dress with brown, buckled, high-heeled boots. Adorable! Sean proposed to Shannon on a US roadtrip – he dropped to one knee on an Oregon pier overlooking a lighthouse! Their elegant 2012 wedding will be held at the luxurious Swan-e-set.” –Alexandra Hunt Photography
Photographer: Alexandra Hunt Photography