Creative Engagement Photos
Engagement photo ideas from photographers Melani Lust, Kristen Jensen and Meghan Capozzi Rowe
Melani Lust Photography
Congratulations, you're engaged! The next step is to document this important and memorable time in your life by taking engagement photos before delving into the lengthy planning process. Here are twelve engagement photos from Melani Lust Photography and Kristen Jensen Photography to help give you inspiration and ideas for your own engagement photos.
Melani Lust Photography
The Best of the Gold Coast Wedding Photographer winner also provided a few tips for couples who are taking engagement photos
1) Come prepared to have fun, that is the most important thing to consider. This is a special shoot that you and your children will look back on as the time before you were parents. We want to show that interaction, that love and that connection. I will be asking you to interact in an affectionate way and I will give you light-hearted direction to elicit a natural feeling.
2) We like to work off of a location that has meaning for you. If there is a special beach, cafe or any other place (such as where you met at University or a stadium you like to go to) we like to begin the shoot there and then we will design a series of locations around that special spot. When you look back on the photos decades from now the photos will have more meaning if they were photographed in a location that brings back the early days of your love.
3) This is a great time for the bride to have a make up trial. She will be able to see in the photos how great the make up looks. Often it is a shock to see how much makeup the artists apply, but for photography, more is needed and she will see in the photos how natural the make up will look.
4) We will emphasize the femininity and masculinity of your connection and clothing that reflects this works best. Dresses that can pick up the wind and a sharp suit will give a certain air to the photos.
5) For clothing I always recommended two looks, one more casual and another more formal and we will match the locations to the clothing. We want to make sure that the clothing is in the same color family and style so that the photos have a cohesive look.
Kristen Jensen Photography
1) Dress casual- you will be super dressed up on your wedding day
2) Trust your photographer-this is how you will get to know how your photographer works and shoots. You all will get into a grove..it will be fun!
3) Cut Loose-let yourselves really go and be 100% authentic...relax ;-)
4) Pick a location-choose a place for the shoot that says something about the two of you
MEC Images (Meghan Capozzi Rowe)
I have been extremely fortunate to be able to capture people in their most happy times...they are in love. They are about to begin a new chapter of their lives together and I am able to share in the beginning of that journey.
I have been photographing weddings and engagement sessions for the past 7 years in locations that have taken me all over the world. In those years, the constant question that I am presented with is what to wear. Couples all alike ask me that one simple question. My answer to couples for what to wear on their engagement session would be this: Wear something that highlights the best in you. If you are wearing an outfit that you are physically uncomfortable in, this will transfer in the images...Wear what you feel gorgeous in, wear what you feel handsome in. This will make for the best photos, you will be comfortable with who you are and you will own the outfit you are in.