The Perfect Engagement Photo

Are you looking for a unique way to announce that you and your significant other have decided to tie the knot?  Chances are that you are already thinking about the engagement photo that will grace the front of the announcement and appear in the newspaper.  It’s all about the photo! The following are a few tips to help you get the perfect photo to share with your friends, family, and other guests that will be attending your wedding.

Jamie & Brad perfect engagement photo

Choose the Right Photographer

Who you choose to take your photos will matter. Make sure you choose an experienced photographer who will be willing to work with you until you get the absolute best photo possible. Ask to view portfolios of engagement photos before you make the final decision on who will get the job.  If you are having trouble finding the perfect photographer, ask people who have married recently to give you some suggestions.  Get as many recommendations as possible.

Location, Location, Location

Many photographers can and will give you recommendations on where to have your photos taken.  To make the engagement photos truly special, consider choosing a location that you and your spouse-to-be hold close to your heart.  Perhaps you can go to the place where you had your first kiss or your first stroll in the park together. You could even consider having them made in front of your future home. Any place that has to do with nature always makes for a great backdrop. The location of the photo can have a huge impact on how the photo comes out. Be sure to choose the right place!


If you would like certain poses for your perfect engagement photo, let your photographer know beforehand. Have a list ready of the poses that you want.  Photos that look natural or that aren’t “posed” work very well for engagement photos. Choose photos where the two of you are hand in hand and going for a stroll. You may also choose an intimate pose of a special kiss or looking into each others’ eyes. Whatever pose you choose, push for the photo to be as natural as possible. Saying “cheese” will not be fun. In fact, it can be very uncomfortable. Be natural!

Have a Little Fun

If seriousness is not your style, choose to add a little spice to your picture. Have the photographer accompany you to a local fair and catch some photos of you in action at the carnival. A day spent at the beach together or a hike up a mountain trail is also great opportunities for engagement photos. These photos will speak louder than words and let others know how fun and adventurous the two of you are.

Setting Your Engagement Photo Apart

You don’t want your engagement photo to blend in with the rest.  Strive to make it unique. Talk with your photographer beforehand about having a one of a kind photo session.  Find ways to set your engagement photo apart from the rest.  This can be in clothing style, location, poses, etc.  Consider having tons of fresh flowers around you in the photo or be in an exotic location. Remember that this picture will be seen by hundreds, if not thousands of people.  Uniqueness will set you apart.

Getting married is an exciting time in your life. Let the world know of the great news by taking engagement photos. The tips above will help you and your spouse to be take photos that will be memories of a lifetime.  Where will you take your engagement photos?

Olivia Nicholas is a writer for Storkie Express.  She has been writing articles and blogging for the wedding industry over 10 years and is always happy to share her passion for life and experiences through her work.

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