Monday, July 28, 2014

5 Tips to Spice Up Your Engagement Photos

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GUEST POST BY AMANDA LIBERATORE, GEORGE STREET PHOTO & VIDEO


What’s radiating with joy and the proud owner of an oh-so-gorgeous diamond ring? Why you, Miss Blushing Bride-to-Be! The perfect way to share the sweet news with your loved ones? An engagement session!

From save-the-dates to newspaper announcements, a creative, eye-catching photo that showcases your love for the one another is the best way to get everyone excited for the big day! Here are a few ways you can take your photos to the next level!


Places with a Purpose: Shooting your session in a location that’s meaningful to the two of you will make your photos all the more special. Is it the El stop where he first said ‘I love you’? Your favorite diner? Stop there for your session! It’s the perfect way to share a special, romantic part of your relationship with the world.






Sweet Shades: Say it with me — color, color, color! The secret to captivating photos is choosing shades that characterize your personal style and the aesthetic you’d like to achieve for your session. Unsure how to pinpoint those hues? Play off the natural backdrop of your location. For instance, if you’re shooting an autumn session, sport neutrals to accent the rich colors of the changing trees. Perfection!








Harness Your Hobbies: Are you and your beau coffee connoisseurs? Sports enthusiasts? Whatever your common bond may be, there’s no better way to shake up your session than by incorporating something you both love and enjoy. The end result will be creative, while still reflecting who you are as a pair. And really, what’s better than showcasing something that makes you, you?






Props that Pop: When used appropriately, props can go a long way when it comes to adding a little creativity to your session — whether it’s matching coffee mugs or a customized banner! Whatever props you choose, make sure they’re relevant to the style of your session or elements of your relationship! You may even consider tying in your overall wedding theme — that way, your friends and family will get a mini sneak-peek into your plans for the day!






Savvy Save-the-Dates: If you know you’re going to use your engagement photos for your save-the-dates, get crafty with it! There are so many fun DIY projects (hello, Pinterest!) for creating a fresh and fun save-the-date. We love handmade ampersand signs and initials, as well as mini painted pumpkins for fall!




Are those mental wheels turning? Good! Take these tips to heart, and you’re sure to rock your session! Have fun!

XO,
Amanda


Thank you very much to George Street Photo & Video for sharing these unique ways to spice up your engagement photos! Visit Amanda and the George Street team at georgestreetphoto.com or check them out on Facebook. For more information call 866.831.4103 or email info@georgestreetphoto.com.


Images courtesy of George Street Photo and Video.

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