Tips for Planning Your Engagement Photoshoot

It’s Time To Plan Your Engagement Photoshoot

If you’re reading this, you may have recently gotten engaged. Congratulations! There is no better feeling than knowing you are going to spend the rest of your life with someone you love and who loves you. Your engagement is a very special time in your life and the best way to commemorate it is by having photos taken by a professional photographer. These photos can be used during wedding planning for save-the-dates, your wedding website, and more. It is recommended that an engagement shoot take place within a few months of the proposal. Learn some helpful tips for planning your engagement photoshoot with Dream Beach Wedding. 

Find a Photographer

The first step when planning your engagement photoshoot is to find a professional photographer. It is very important to do your research before making a selection. Make sure to check out their portfolio and view other engagement photoshoots or weddings they have shot. If possible, meet with them in person to discuss the shoot, pricing, and availability. Keep in mind that the photography community prefers you don’t add your own color edits or filters over their work, so make sure to find a photographer whose edits you love just as much as you do their poses, shots, and angles.

Choose Your Location

The location of your engagement shoot is very important! It should reflect you and your partner as a couple as well as go with the theme of your wedding. If you’re getting married in a city, you may want pictures with the skyline in the background. If your theme is more rustic, you may want to take pictures in the countryside or near a barn. If you’re thinking of a wedding on the shore, plan your shoot at the beach. Another option is to take pictures at a meaningful location. You could take them where you and your partner first met, where you had your first date, etc. 

Pick Out Different Looks

Outfit planning is key! Put together different looks that are appropriate for your chosen location and the weather. Your outfit should complement your partners without matching. Decide on a color scheme and type of attire. We recommend picking out a few different looks so that you have options. 

Think of Some Shots

While your photographer will help you out with some poses, if there are certain shots you would like, make sure to discuss it with them beforehand. Find inspiration from friends’ shoots or the internet (Pinterest is great!). These are your engagement photos and you are allowed to have creative input. If you aren’t sure, don’t worry! They will position you right where you need to be. 

Have Fun While at Your Engagement Photoshoot

When it comes down to it, don’t forget to be yourself, laugh, and have fun! You’re celebrating a major milestone in your life and the best is yet to be. If you’re thinking about the next steps of wedding planning and are interested in having a destination wedding, Dream Beach Wedding would be honored to help in planning your special day. We offer five all-encompassing wedding packages at stunning beachfront wedding venues in San Diego, California. It is our priority to make sure your journey to happily ever after is as simple and stress-free as possible. We have given more than 2,500 couples their dream wedding and we would love nothing more than to be part of the moment when you say I do.