Getting engaged is a magical moment in your life. You have decided to spend the rest of your life with the person you love the most in the world. It is both magical and overwhelming.

Capturing this magical time is a fun way to remember it. Your engagement flies by so quickly that you almost forget the utter bliss you experience during that time. Wedding plans begin to quickly creep up on you and you are out of the honeymoon phase of being engaged. Engagement photos are a great way to capture that time and really enjoy being in love. You get to plan out your outfits, maybe more than one, the location of where you want to take them, and you just get to be so madly in love with each other while someone takes your photos.

Planning a photo shoot can be intimidating and it can be hard to know where to start. We have put together a list of recommendations to help guide you through the process.


First things first, pick your photographer. Check wedding blogs for where you live, take to Instagram, or ask friends for recommendations of engagement/wedding photographers. Frequently photographers offer packages that include an engagement session and wedding photos, be sure to ask what packages they have and what is included.


When it comes to outfits you want to wear something that compliments each other well. You do not want to be too matchy-matchy. Consider where you are taking photos as well, you will want to pick your outfits based on the backdrops, ensuring that you pop in the photos. This is a fun time to embrace being engaged, take advantage of the bridal look. Add some funky white heart sunglasses or a pearl necklace to your look!


It can be fun to bring props to your engagement shoot. Bringing a sign with your date of engagement is a great idea or bringing champagne. There is nothing quite as fun as doing an exaggerated champagne pop and shower, the photos turn out amazing!

Engagement photos can be nerve-wracking but remember to keep it real. Try and stay real to who you are as a couple and the whole process will be seamless. If you are a couple that is not overly cuddly and kissy and into public displays of affection that is totally fine, just tell your photographer. This does not need to be a stressful experience, but an experience that you will look back on with love and laughter.

Published by HOLR Magazine.