Congratulations! You’re making a major step. Popping the question is never easy. However, it is the beginning of something new and deserves to be celebrated. However, taking engagement pictures more often than not is a test in not feeling awkward.
Looking natural in pictures is easier said than done. We aren’t all models. However, you can use a few helpful tips and tricks to make the most out of your time and get the most adorable pictures.
The key is knowing everything beforehand. Lock a location you’re happy with, book a photographer, and decide on your wardrobe. These are all things that you can control and will help you feel more at ease. Now, it’s time to bring those ideas to life. Scroll below for ten ideas to use in your engagement photoshoot.
All About The Ring
Getting engaged is more than just having or giving a ring. However, it symbolizes your love, so it doesn’t hurt to have it front and center. This is your time to show it off, so make sure your photographer snaps a pretty pic of it.
Shoulder to Shoulder
PDA is one great way to feel comfortable around one another even if there is a camera in your face. So get up close and personal (keep it G+ though). Embrace your partner’s shoulder and lean in for an intimate shot.
Dangling hands are so awkward. So instead of swinging them about, put them to use. You and your partner can hold out a love heart sign. It’s classic; it’s cheesy; it’s cute.
Remember what we said about location? Well, a location as epic as a waterfall is perfect, especially if the two of you are the outdoorsy type. Stand in front of the waterfall and let the photographer capture your unfiltered happiness.
Flower Filled Landscape
Flowers are just naturally romantic. Therefore, for your engagement shoot, how about you choose a place that is the very essence of your upcoming nuptials? Choose a flower field full of lavender or sunflowers for the prettiest engagement pics.
A beachy locale is super relaxing. You can take so many pictures with the sand in your toes and the ocean flowing back and forth.
Lighting should, of course, be one of your biggest concerns; taking a picture in the day versus the golden hour can make all the difference in the world. For a cinematic shot, a silhouette of you and your partner as the sun sets is incredibly romantic.
This one is for those of you who are planning on popping the question. There is no better picture than a candid photo of the moment you get down on one knee. No posed picture will look better than this.
Couples Road Trip
If you are considering a far-flung location, how about you choose a road trip? This way, you will capture your travels and have romantic pics as well. Think about the variety from coffee shops to untouched landscapes – it’s a perfect way to create memories.
Lastly, for the couples who love the indoors, you can forgo all the extras and choose an engagement idea at the place where you feel more like yourself—your home. The pictures will turn out so genuine, so give it a try.