Artsy and distinct engagement photos are not the usual engagement pictures that you’d normally see. I’m a strong advocate for creating unique experiences as well as unique photos for all my clients. So when it comes to your engagement pictures, a little preparation goes a long way.
I mean, these will be photos that you will share on your Instagram, Snapchat, Tik Tok, Twitter Facebook, and wedding website. Heck, you can even use them to personalize many details for your wedding! You definitely want to have artsy and distinct engagement photos that capture the first step in your getting married journey. And that will be uniquely you and artistic to last a lifetime. Now more than ever people want special photos that really get the true essence of your love, your relationship.
While having your engagement pictures taken, I have a few ideas that you can focus on. This to bring out the real YOU in your photos and by that I mean photos that show the genuine connection you guys have. Certainly not your usual, same old boring engagement photos everyone else has. Do it differently and do it your way and you’ll get distinct engagement photos that won’t look like anyone else’s. Let’s talk about how we can make that happen! So, grab a cup of coffee and let’s chat about planning for your amazing engagement photos!
What Do You Love Doing Together
Whether your mutual hobby is Harry Potter or contemporary art, let that shine through in your engagement photos! Are you a wander lusting couple, picks a destination you’ve always wanted to go to, and book a local photographer, just like this awesome couple, Jes and Brandon did. The sky is the limit, broaden your mind and explore those ideas you have together with your photographer.
Makeup & Hair
Photoshop may be able to hide a multitude of sins, but wouldn’t it be great to already be looking great to start with? For your artsy engagement photos, go for professionals when it comes to your hair and makeup. Stick to styles, and a look you know works for you. Before your engagement photo shoot might not be the best time for a drastic change when it comes to your look. For example, stay away from fake tan treatments, that might not look super swell in your photos.
Location is essential when it comes to your engagement photoshoot. Nothing sets the stages as much as a breathtaking location. To really hone in on those artsy, and distinct engagement photos why not pick an art gallery, a museum, or any impressive architecture as your spot. The background says a lot and It should be something that you love. Something that represents who you are. Your photographer will certainly suggest some delightful locations for you to take the pictures and if you have an area in mind, you can have your photos taken there too. Just make sure you speak to your photographer ahead of time about it, two locations are always doable as long as you plan for it in advance.
Make sure to get a manicure and pedicure before your photoshoot. Think of it as a way to further pamper and celebrate yourself. Professional nails are the best for your shoot. If you’re a minimalist, you can go for neatly shaped and clear nails. Soft and neutral colors also go well with photography and will make that rock on your hand shine!
Your engagement pictures should be a reflection of you both, just a little bit more polished. Pick something that either matches the location in tones and colors or pick something that really stands out. Much like this couple did. The blue and yellow can represent Sweden but it also creates a juxtaposition to the location and therefore artsy, and distinct engagement photos! Let the outfits you come with be something that you love, make a statement of your love and you look great in!
Vision For Your Artsy Engagement Photos
What ideas do you have for your artsy engagement photos? Yes, it is absolutely okay for you to share those with your photographer. In fact, I advise that you do. You could go on websites like Pinterest and find images that best communicate the ideas that you have. They’ll help you convey what you mean to your photographer better.
It’s not every day you get engaged and plan your wedding. Show up for your engagement photoshoot and be set to have loads of fun and show your true self. Your pictures will reflect that and will come out looking amazing. Artsy and distinct engagement photos are a way to show off your unique love and the world is lucky to experience your union, and so am I.
I know how lucky I am to have couples that appreciate and celebrate uniqueness. That’s why I make sure that I capture meaning in every photo that I take. I would be thrilled to hear from YOU, get in touch today to book your very own shoot. Let’s start the journey!
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