How to personalize your engagement session for some epic pictures, starts by asking yourselves what you want to achieve. Do do you need to use these images for a wedding website or Save the Date? Then sit down with your photographer and have a conversation to map out your plan of attack. A little foresight in planning beforehand, can result in your photos being a more personal reflection of you. I tell my couples, “Your engagement photos can be whatever you want them to be. This is the time to experiment, take some creative liberties and have a lot of fun.” Sure your engagement session can be some pretty shots walking on a beach or in the woods. But what if you tried something more conceptual and personal, that speaks to who you are as a couple? I am challenging you to think outside the box!
What about a shared hobby you like to do together such as SUP, hiking, golfing, biking, skating, etc…? Check out Katie and Andrew’s incredible SUP engagement shoot outtakes. Do you have any shared passions like; boating, cooking, art, music, vintage cars, etc…? Mike and Emma used her father’s vintage Ford car as the perfect prop for their session. See some images below. I am shooting a couple soon whose shared passion is riding their Harley’s together! Those shots are going to be unforgettable and unique to them. Think about your professions. Can we spin that aspect into a fun twist for your engagement shoot? Could you incorporate an element from your heritage? Is there a location that speaks to you personally, and you want that element represented in your engagement pictures? Nikki and Greg love and live in NYC. So they brought me down to shoot their engagement pics at some of their favorite iconic spots in the city, like The Top of The Rock and Central Park. It was an epic photo adventure cruising around Manhattan with these two since they were up to try anything. Then I used these photos to create a custom sign-in book for their wedding at Belle Mer in Newport, RI. This was their way to “represent” the city where they fell in love at their destination wedding. Do you have children or any “fur babies” in the family that need to make a cameo appearance in some of the pictures? It doesn’t just have to be the two of you in all the photos. What’s stopping you from taking your engagement shoot to a whole new level? The good news is, nothing! I’m game for discussing whatever ideas you can come up with.
I come from a production and art direction background, shooting commercial gigs. So I can help you brainstorm some possibilities and concepts. Then we can speak to the other elements of the shoot like location, wardrobe, and props that can help bring your vision to life in your engagement session. We are only limited by our imaginations. So let’s talk… contact me today!