Sunday, June 27, 2010

Engagement Pictures 101

Engagement sessions are very popular these days. Often times the session is included in the photography package a couple selects for their wedding. The idea is to have FUN in front of the camera and let the lenses capture your LOVE. The location, what you wear, props, and poses should reflect your personality and who you are as a couple. Some couples do not feel it is necessary to do an engagement shoot but there are several reasons they are important. These sessions allow the photographer to see how you interact with each other in front of the camera, learn your best angles, and it lessens camera shyness before the BIG day. Here are some simple ideas to get good use out of your engagement pictures....

1. Save-the-dates
2. Wedding website
3. Local newspaper announcement
4. Table numbers
5. Picture mobile
6. A "theme" shoot that compliments your wedding theme
7. Wedding favors
8. Gift to parents
9. Photo guest book for guests to sign at reception
10. Programs
11. Message board
12. Poster size displays at reception
13. Personalized sweets (i.e. M&Ms, chocolates, lollipops, etc.)
14. Slideshow for engagement party/rehearsal dinner/cocktail
15. Thank you notes

Three of my 2011 couples did their engagement sessions over the weekend! I'm super excited to see and use them to personalize their special day!

Happy Planning!

Photo Credit: Pamela Marie Photography {Couple photographed, Tonya & Kelton, Wedding Day 09.04.10}

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the ideas on what I can do with my engagement photos! I'm going to try to make a wedding page!