Engagement photo sessions are a right of passage for many couples getting married in the near future and they are typically taken several months before the wedding. And it’s not just an American custom, couples are choosing to capture their engagements all over the world in a variety of ways.
Unlike wedding photos, engagement sessions are typically more relaxed and more intimate. After securing a photographer, couples choose their locations, usually based on something significant in their relationship – a beloved vacation spot, a memorable city from their past, or their hometown.
Then, it’s decision time on the fashion. You have to decide what kind of session you’re going for in order to figure out your style. Many couples choose to have a few outfit choices – a casual and a formal – to have various options along the way and to capture different sides of their personalities. But it’s up to you as far as what looks you want to incorporate. You can do as many, or as few, as you and your fiancé feel comfortable. At the end of the day, the most important thing is that you want to look like the best versions of yourselves.
Engagement sessions can also be as serious or as carefree as you want them. You can scale a mountain, stroll through a vineyard, walk your four-legged friends, cook breakfast together, or simply lay down a blanket in a park and enjoy a picnic. Whatever you choose – just remember to have fun and enjoy it – before you know it, the wedding day will be near!
And never forget to grab an up-close shot of that gorgeous coveted engagement ring and the smiles you are certain to share!
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