Creating a Unique Engagement Session

Recently engaged? Congratulations! 

After taking some time to soak in the excitement and celebrate with friends and family, it's time to start planning your engagement photos. Engagement photos are great for so many things from Save the Dates to Guest Books so it's important to consider all details including style, location, aesthetic and more. But, instead of opting for just portraits of you and your soon-to-be hubby, create something unique that pulls in your personalities and interests like this fun fall picnic in the mountains. Below we're sharing 5 tips on how to plan the perfectly unique engagement session.

1. Be Yourself

Pinterest is great for inspration but don't copy a photo you saw so exact that you lose yourself in the process! If you have a quirky sense of style, embrace it! Be bold, mix patterns, wear bright colors or be natural, there's no right or wrong when it comes to engagement photos. This is the time to have fun and truly embrace who you and your significant other are becoming as a couple!

2. Dress Comfortably 

If high heels and a fancy gown aren't your thing, that's okay! But, if they are, consider packing sneakers or flats to make getting to the location easier! There's nothing worse than showing up with a broken heel or tired feet.

Don't wear something that you normally wouldn't just because you saw it in someone else's photos. Trendy is not always the answer. If you're uncomfortable in what you're wearing whether it is due to the style, fit or color it will show on camera. Dress like yourself!

Don't be afraid to pack an outfit change...but there is something as overpacking! Keep it simple. 

3. Pick a Special Location 

Pick a location that has meaning to you! Sure, there's something fun about an epic backdrop but taking photos somewhere you love or have a special memory at can often photograph much better! Perhaps it's your favorite ice cream shop you and your beau go to every Sunday evening after dinner or maybe it's the same mountain he proposed on. You could even recreate your first ever date!

4. Tell a Story

Like the photos featured here, tell a story! Have a picnic on a mountain featuring your favorite pizza from your hometown followed by a cheers with your favorite beer. Moments like this will help bring out heartfelt moments, laughter, and genuine smiles.

5. Trial Run for the Big Day

Have ideas floating in your head for your upcoming wedding? Great! This is also a perfect time to trial run hairstyles, floral arrangements, color palettes and so much more! 

Engagement photos can be anything you dream them up to be! When working with your photographer, florist and other vendors remember to clearly communicate your vision. Don't be afraid to say no to an idea and always remember this day is about you and your fiancĂ©! Have fun with it and, always, be yourself! 

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