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 ;))