Ideas for an engagement photoshoot

If you have decided to have a pre-wedding photo session, congratulations, it is an excellent idea! You have just saved yourself from lots of stress on your wedding day. 

A photo session before the actual wedding opens up numerous possibilities for unique and personalized photographs. On the plus side, you don’t have to wear a wedding gown. Besides, you can arrange a photo session as a love-story shooting and create pictures that will fully represent the unique relationship you have with your partner. 

So, let’s see how to get the most out of it!

1. Go to a place that means something to you

The landscape and the photo set up are important elements of photography. However, for your wedding photographs, you can choose a place that actually means something to you. It can be a place where you got engaged, your favourite weekend getaway place, or just anywhere you made beautiful memories. 

For example, you always remember that day when you and your partner went on a picnic on the nearby lake and enjoyed the afternoon of doing absolutely nothing. You can recreate that day. 

Such a photo shooting will create even more memories, and I will help you to look spontaneous, but perfect at the same time.

2. Capture on photos how your perfect day looks like

Remember how someone asked you what your perfect day looks like? Now you can experience your perfect day, have it recorded on camera and framed on the wall! 

Whether you like spending the day in bed, snuggling up with your partner, watching Christmas movies and ordering food, or you are up for a beach day, you can have it. 

What is also great about having a perfect-day as the theme of your photo session is that you will have so much fun. Still, it is your perfect day, thus you will be relaxed and the pictures will be better.

If you are an adventurous person, and you love to explore new areas on your perfect day, even better! Go to the place where you have never been and let the photograph arrange everything while you are enjoying your best day ever! 

3. Include your hobbies in the photo session

Personalization is the key to creating memorable pictures. Therefore, you can spice the photo session by including your hobbies. 

Hobbies of a person represent the activities that a person enjoys the most and tell a lot about its personality and preferences. 

For example, if you like to take a brush and a canvas on your free days, a photographer can create a romantic and colorful photo session.

Even watching movies as a hobby ensures you a lot of possibilities for unique photo shooting.  

Some people like to paint, others to play sports, so identify your thing and include it in the photo session!

4. Styled photoshoot

A styled photoshoot is fun and entertaining for couples, as they get a chance to live their fantasies. For example, if you have always wanted to know what the future will be like, create your future, and trust the photographer to make the best futurists love-story pictures.

You can travel in time backward as well, and take renaissance costumes, enjoy knight chivalry or be a cave-couple.

Additionally, many couples like to dress up as their favorite movie characters, which is also a great idea.

If you have always wanted to feel like a Wonder Woman, now is your chance! Similarly, if you have always wanted to live a movie, love-story, why not?

Here is a list of some visually-interesting movie couples you can get dressed up as: 

  • Antony and Cleopatra
  • Noah and Allie Hamilton (The Notebook)
  • Rick Blane and Isla Lund (Casablanca)
  • Count Laszlo de Almásy and Katharine Clifton (English Patient)
  • Ann and Joe Bradley (Roman Holiday)
  • Satine and Christian (Moulin Rouge)

Feel free to add more couples on the list for a potential dress up for a love-story photo session!

5. Photosession at night

Ultimately, when you are having a pre-wedding or love-story photo session, you can engage in a romantic and artistic photo session that will take place at night. 

There will be a possibility to play with different lighting and create outstanding pictures.

Recreating and reliving your happiest day so far with your partner and having it as photographs is authentic and a memory worth keeping for years to come.

Why settle for ordinary wedding images when you can be all (and more) that you have ever wanted to be?

Published on: 03/12/2020

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