Engagement Photo Tips

How to ensure a successful engagement shoot that will result in pictures you will love:

First, get your grizzly adams of a boyfriend to get a haircut:

Secondly, avoid doing “blue steel” because you both fail at it since you are neither brooding, angsty teens nor are you beautiful people modeling in a catalog: (Proof of such failings via pictures circa 2006. Check out Ale’s blowout, such a guido moment)

Also, wear deep, rich colors in complementary tones so that you both stand out and not clash with one another:

Otherwise, if you both wear similar colors, you run the risk of looking like a two headed monster:

Lastly, avoid looking like other people. If you do not typically trot around forests in full club gear and/or makeup, don’t do it for your engagement pictures. One day you are going to get old; avoid giving yourself reasons to make fun of your younger self. Remember, you were already a teen, leave the cringe worthy photo ops in the past (Awkward Family Photos, anyone?). If you typically don’t wear a certain style, or frequent particular scenes/settings, it’s going to show in your pictures. Stop trying to impress other people. Just be a clean, good looking version of you (Direct quote from Ags)

And that’s all I got. Any tips or gripes you want to share about engagement pictures?

P.S. A lot of these ideas stem from Ags point of view on e-pics & picture taking in general (Gotta give credit where it’s due right ;))

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9 thoughts on “Engagement Photo Tips

  1. Anni

    I love you. That just needs to be said. “If you do not typically trot around forests in full club gear and/or makeup, don’t do it for your engagement pictures” needs to be inscribed somewhere.

    Reply
  2. Hannah

    Sorry. All I got out of that post was “Orange and Blue are complimentary colors and are absolutely gorgeous together.” Which is stellar information. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Reply
  3. Dancy

    Aww, I loved those monsters though. Remember the words they used to read out?
    Stuh..
    ..airs…
    Stuh..
    ..airs…
    STAIRS!

    LMAO

    Reply
  4. Steph

    What Ale needs again is the guido look with the blue steel. #winningcombination ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Super tips ๐Ÿ™‚ And I’m impressed you got him to cut the hairs!

    Reply
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