There is some debate these days on the value of engagement photos. Some will argue there is “no need,” “why bother?” “what for?” On the other hand, “we can use engagement photos for save the date cards” or “it’s a chance to get comfortable with the photographer/in front of the camera.”
None of these points are wrong. But there’s something magical about engagement photos that no one thinks of. Though it’s a small moment in your life when you compare it to your wedding day or the birth of your children, what happened in this tiny moment is disproportionately massive. It’s the start of your love story, of your forever. It’s the prologue of the book of your life together. It’s also a chance to have some really unique photos taken of you. A chance to really show who you are as people. Here are a few tips from Amy Nash of A Nash Photograph on how to have an engagement shoot as quirky as you are.
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Location! Location! Location!: Choose a place that is special to both of you, a unique location, a place that tells a story. Perhaps you were both looking at the same painting at the art gallery. Or your first date was at a cute little hotdog stand down by the river.
Fashion and Style: Be true to your own sense of fashion and style. Your engagement should reflect who you are. If you’re a jeans and plaid shirt kind of couple, then go with it. If you like to take fashion risks or are more high style, that’s what you should wear. You can turn to Pinterest for fashion inspiration or you can look in your closet and see who you are and what you wear.
Be True to Your Inner Child: What makes you laugh? What do you do for fun? “I tend to attract brides and grooms that want to have fun, that are naturally quirky and interesting. So my best advice is to think outside the “let’s go to the woods” box. And then I encourage them to just be themselves.”
At the end of an engagement shoot you should have images that not only reflect your love but your personalities. One day your grandchildren will look at these photos and get a glimpse of who grandma and grandpa were when they were young. There is an importance for all of us to look back to past generations to where we have come from and the love that accompanied that. That is the real reason to take photos like these.
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