This is a guest post from wedding photographer Kaitie Bryant. Read on for her expert tips on engagement photos, and for more info on her photography company and lovely images.
You’ve seen a million engagement pictures on Facebook and Pinterest, and no doubt lots of them are creative and beautiful in their own right. But how can you be sure to get unique pictures that really reflect you two as a couple? There can be pressure to collect or make props and buy multiple outfits in hopes of making the pictures really different or trendy. Here are a few questions to ask yourself and discuss with your photographer before the shoot to get an end result that you can be really happy with.
First, how would you describe your relationship? My husband and I are pretty silly, we like to laugh a lot, and love being close.I don’t hold a serious face that well and my favorite images are usually caught while hugging and laughing with each other. To get pictures that accurately and uniquely reflect yourself as a couple, I would talk with a photographer about what you both are like. Some couples do amazing serious faces or pensive looks like magazine models, so it’s good to give your photographer an idea of what you hope to get. A good photographer will interact with you and give you poses that will bring out your personalities.
Second, when choosing a location, think about what you are hoping to show in your photographs. Do you want your pictures to reflect a certain stage in your life and relationship? Many couples pick places that are significant to them as a couple, like a coffee shop where they had lots of meaningful conversations or parks where they love to walk their dogs.