Every bride wants her engagement photos to pop! While one of our favorite stylists and boutique owner, Cecelia Church of Vocabulary Boutique, has already told you about what to wear to the engagement session , you are likely wondering, “what about the setting, props, and styling?” or “what elements will make my photos just a bit different from the rest?” Below are the must knows about styling your engagement session. It all starts with the perfect photographer that you feel fits your style and aesthetic! One of our favorites, who we also share an office with and who shot the session below is B. Miller Photography!

Here are the top questions to ask yourself to help you create the perfect engagement session.



1.Where is OUR PLACE?




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We will start with location and setting. Where do you feel you spend most of your time as a couple? Is it at your home, your local coffee shop, or the beach? Wherever that special place may be is where you should do your engagement session. This will be the base for creating an environment you feel comfortable in, and that will show in photos!


2. What is YOUR THING?





What do you like doing together? What is the best representation of both of you as a couple? Whether it’s spending time baking or cooking together, long walks with gelato, or sailing, find that special hobby and show it off! When you bring in props or items that reflect your hobbies together, that connection will show through on camera. Let the engagement session be a reflection of you as a couple!


2. What do YOU LOVE?




Pinterest has taken over the wedding world and many brides spend hours upon hours on Pinterest. You can search “engagement session” and you will find a million ideas for your session. The hardest part is to reign in the ideas and do something that you LOVE! It might not be something you do everyday, but it should be something that you do sometimes together. If you don’t go on picnics, don’t create a picnic for your engagement session, if you don’t bake then don’t do a baking engagement session. Do what YOU LOVE and put elements in that you love. If you pick up flowers sometimes at farmers market and LOVE them, then go get some for your engagement session and incorporate them. If you love it and it makes you happy then DO IT! If you just saw a photo that you liked of someone else but it might not be you, don’t do it. Bringing in elements that you like and that are a true representation of you, this will make your engagement session photos SHINE!




Nothing sexier than a man holding your ice cream!


XO coutureevents