It has now been a year since we had our engagements done and our wedding has come and gone. Looking back on the experience, I only wish someone would have given me some tips on getting engagement pictures that are both unique and true to the special bond that Ryley and I share. Here are some of the things I wish I would have known!
. get cozy .
The best pictures from our entire session were the ones where you could see the love in our eyes or the passion in our embrace, so don’t be afraid to get cozy and lovey with your hunny!
. location, location, location .
Choose somewhere special or significant to your relationship to have your lovely engage session. Not only will it allow you to have pics that no one else could have, but it will be something you look back on fondly. We chose to have our pics taken on Ryley’s family farm and we will never forget the experience of running through the fields where his grandparents and parents have farmed for years!
. forget about the weather .
It would have been easy for Ryley and I to get discouraged. I had checked the radar for two weeks straight and it had said beautiful, sunny, 75 degrees with a light breeze. On the day of our session, it misted the entire time and was nothing but gloom. In the end, our pictures still came out great because of our amazing photographer. The love will shine through any storm, so don’t give it a second thought!
. bring props .
To make your session even more “you” consider bringing in props that are unique to you and your partner, or your loved ones. For our photos, I wore a locket that my grandfather had given me as a little girl. I also brought a quilt that was handmade by my grandmother and passed down through the generations. We made sure to take some pictures with an old tractor that Ryley’s grandfather used on the farm (and it is still used by his father to this day!). We also brought a cute little chalkboard to display our wedding date! These little touches were meaningful to us and made our photos even more special!
. don’t forget about the fun .
Last tip- be yourself and have fun! This is a chance for you to really just enjoy being engaged and to have some fun photos taken where you and your partner aren’t in “wedding attire”. These pictures should show your personality. Don’t obsess over making sure they are just like something you saw on pinterest. You don’t want to have the same pictures as everyone else!
Photo credits go to the amazzzzing Emily Steffen!