He asks the question, you say “yes!” The wedding planning has begun, and you, like many other brides, are completely hooked. No matter where you are or what you are doing, you are constantly thinking about your wedding day and everything that needs to be arranged before you say “I do”.
Let’s start with the first thing: your engagement portrait. While some would rather skip the photo, some of us have been dreaming of this day. Engagement portraits capture the wonderful moments between the newlyweds that family and friends will enjoy throughout elope with kids the wedding experience. Typically, engagements are held on “save the date” and are also distributed at bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and wedding receptions.
Obviously, the photographer is your first step in participating in the meeting. You want a photographer who can capture all the beautiful wedding moments from start to finish. Photographers come in a wide variety of artistic styles, technical skills, and price ranges. The photographer will be the most important decision in your wedding, so be sure to take the time to find a photographer who will preserve your wedding memories for future generations. Once you’ve found your photographer, it’s a good idea to use the same photographer for your engagement, bridal, rehearsal dinner, wedding, and reception photos so everything looks consistent and of the quality you want.
After choosing a photographer, you need to decide what type of engagement portrait you want. Are you looking for fun and playfulness, quiet and casual, or deep romance? This selection will help you decide how you want to shoot and where you want to have this engagement session.
Then you and the man-to-be start choosing the perfect place to radiate your love. The options here are endless. Some couples simply choose beautiful places in the city, such as gardens, parks, or lakes. There are also couples who want to be photographed in specific locations that make sense for their relationships, such as the location of their first date, their favorite swing in the park, or an ice cream parlor. Other things to consider are the season you will be photographed and the time of day. So have fun and be creative!
Now that you’ve chosen your desired style and placement, it’s time to figure out what to wear. You’re an expert here, so pick the outfits that will make you look great. Sometimes it’s a good idea to include several different options. Be sure to check with your photographer for their engagement portrait requirements. If you can make more than one dress change, go for it. If you do, you will have more photo options.