7 Engagement Photo Ideas That Aren't Cheesy and Awkward
None of them include making hearts with your hands
Wahoooo, you’re engaged! (Or…wahoooo, someone you know and love is engaged!) The first natural thought is to snap some adorable pics. But the problem is that “adorable” can very easily slip into “awkward.” Here, some ideas and inspiration for pulling off a non-cheesy shoot.
PICK A LOCATION THAT FEELS FAMILIAR
For example, your very own kitchen. 'Cause who doesn’t feel at ease over brunch?
OR PICK A SETTING WITH A MAJOR VIEW
So you had to hike to the top of a 1,500-foot-high river gorge just to snap your engagement pics. Totally worth it for this kind of ambiance.
INVOLVE SOME ACTION
Engagement photos don’t have to be staged and forced. When you’re doing something you love, it’ll come across in your expressions.
INSTEAD OF PROPS, INCLUDE YOUR PET
True story: Dogs are life.
DON'T BE AFRAID OF COLOR
Whether it’s part of your clothes…or the entire frame.
DON'T BE AFRAID TO OVER-DRESS
Everyone’s natural instinct is to veer toward senior-portrait-looking outfits of jeans and a solid-colored sweater. But nothing says you can’t go all out in sparkles and a tux in advance of the actual wedding day.
FEEL FREE TO SKIP TOWN
It could be Paris or it could just be your closest major city. Think of the trip as a well-deserved mini-moon and book a local photographer wherever that is.