12 cringeworthy and cliche engagement photo mistakes to avoid at all costs

engagement photos ideas. avoid these mistakes!

haley sheffield

I can’t stress enough how essential (and funny!) this blog post is going to be for you newly engaged ladies who are looking for engagement photo advice. There’s a lot of cliche engagement photo inspiration out there on the interwebs, and sometimes it’s hard to sort out what might work well, with things that just are going to look silly. Well, we’ve put together a definitive list of suggestions for what NOT to do in your engagement photos.

Now, I’m going to be fair. Engagement photos should be all about you and your fiance, and it should reflect your lives accurately so that you can look back on the photos with fondness. I don’t know these couples or their stories; it could be that these are the engagement photos of their dreams, or that it reflects their personalities in some sort of way that I just don’t know about. Not everyone is the same, so these 12 rules just aren’t going to work for everybody. But hopefully they give you some guidance, ideas, or giggles for your engagement photo planning. And if you want to see more, just hop on over to the Bad Engagement Photos tumblr…I know you’ll love it.

1. Don’t be afraid of cooties

such an awkward engagement photo!

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2. But remember, keep it PG

such an awkward engagement photo!

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such an awkward engagement photo!

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3. Your cats are adorable, but…

such an awkward engagement photo!

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such an awkward engagement photo!

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4. Please PLEASE leave these props at home

Such a cliche engagement photo

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Cliche engagement photo, much?

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umbrella engagement photo

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5. Ladies, stand up for yourself. This is just degrading.

such an awkward engagement photo!

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such an awkward engagement photo!

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6. Keep your undies hidden. Or, at least wear cute panties if they have to show.

such an awkward engagement photo!

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7. Don’t look like you hate your life

such an awkward engagement photo!

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8. Tone down the photoshop

such an awkward engagement photo!

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9. On a railroad? LOOK OUT FOR THE TRAIN.

engagement photo on railroad tracks (look out for the train!)

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10. Don’t take “put things into perspective” too literally

such an awkward engagement photo!

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such an awkward engagement photo!

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11. Good for an instagram photo, not great for your professional engagement photography

such an awkward engagement photo!

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12. Just…try to do things that make sense

such an awkward engagement photo!

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such an awkward engagement photo!

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such an awkward engagement photo!

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All jokes aside, at the end of the day it’s your engagement and you should get what you want from your engagement photos. Even though some of the photos above gave us a good laugh, I bet the couples had a great time posing for them. So couples, want to let you quirky side shine, then go for it! If you can find a photographer that’s equally as quirky, then you’re in luck!

So what do you guys think? Are my 12 rules totally unfounded, or do you agree with the cliche engagement photo mistakes to avoid? What did you do for your engagement photos, and how do you think they’ll stand the test of time when you look back 20 years from now? For some more hilarious  engagement photos visit THIS TUMBLR PAGE.