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Getting engaged is a really big deal. It’s exciting, affirming, and often one of the most joyful occasions of your life. It’s no wonder that capturing this incredible occasion with professional engagement photos is so important. Use our engagement photo ideas to plan an unforgettable photoshoot.

Decide How You’ll Use Your Engagement Photos

Before booking your photoshoot, think about how you’ll want to use your engagement photos. Will you be sending out formal engagement announcements? Will you use your photos for Save the Date cards? Or are you planning to use them for your wedding website?

By thinking about how you want to use your photos, you may land on a theme to use throughout your engagement and wedding. Likewise, deciding how you’ll use your engagement photos can also help you to begin planning outfits, location, and more.

Engagement Photo Ideas: Use Props

Props can make your engagement photos pop. You can showcase your ring or spell out your news with signs (or scrabble pieces!). Consider including your pet in the announcement or opt for a dark shot with sparklers and candles. Whatever props you bring, have fun with them!

Consider Taking Color and Black and White Photos

There’s no reason that you can’t use black and white and full-color engagement photos. You can also add special effects to your engagement photos for a wholly unique look.

Announce Your Engagement with Unique Angles

To create memorable engagement photos, ask your photographer about creative angles. You may like shots pointing towards the sky with you and your partner holding hands. Or you may find that off-center shots, with a beautiful landmark in the background, capture the aesthetic you have in mind.

Get Creative with Cropping

Use cropping to hone in on the details of your engagement. You can ask your photographer to snap pictures of you and your partner holding hands with your engagement ring.

Cropping also helps highlight the similarities (or differences) between you and your partner. You can use cropping to focus on your unique outfits or styles during your photoshoot.

Seal It with a Kiss

Engagement photos are a great opportunity to share a kiss with your partner. A sweet kiss in the park, by the sea, or at a favorite venue is a great way to capture romantic engagement photos.

Playful Poses Capture Personality

Engagement photo ideas to capture your personality may include fun, silly, or serene poses. Don’t hold back! You can hug or embrace your partner or jump in the air together. You can even opt for a piggyback ride.

Revisit Your Engagement Day

We’ve especially enjoyed recreating and capturing the day our clients became engaged. We’ve done this from setting up a moment at a Starbucks to spending a whole day at the coast with a couple. Of course, spending a whole day at the coast does cost a bit more than a regular session. It was a blast though. We started at Sweet Creek, had lunch at Moe’s and then ended the day at Heceta Head Lighthouse.

Ask a Pro for Unique Engagement Photo Ideas

When you schedule your engagement photography session, don’t be afraid to ask your professional photographer for unique engagement photo ideas. At LifeSlice photography, we love helping our clients design an engagement shoot that matches their vision, personality, and plans for using their engagement photos.

To schedule an engagement photo session, contact us today. We can’t wait to help you celebrate this joyous occasion!