How to Take Perfect Engagement Photos

You guys, I received my second round of engagement photos over the weekend, and they are beyond my wildest expectations. Lindsay Davenport of Lindsay Davenport Photography absolutely killed it with these photos. I came in to the shoot knowing I wanted to incorporate a giant bouquet of flowers somehow, but I wasn’t really sure how to pull it off. Lindsay took my idea and ran with it, creating these insane pictures of Cody and I that I cannot wait to have printed and plastered all over my apartment. Plus, before we went on the shoot, Lindsay provided me with some tips on how to take perfect engagement photos, and I want to share them with all of you since they’re so on point.

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Red Dress
Dress: Lion & Witch (Similar options here, here, and here) // Sandals: Sam Edelman // Bracelets: Ann Taylor

White Dress
Dress: Identical version here // Sandals: Sam Edelman // Bracelets: Ann Taylor

These tips and tricks come directly from Lindsay, who has a lot of experience shooting couples in mini sessions, engagement photos, and at weddings. With these recommendations, you and your fiancé will look great and feel comfortable in front of the camera in no time.

Here are four tips from wedding photographer Lindsay Davenport on how to take perfect engagement photos:

  1. Do accessorize! Bold necklaces or headbands for the ladies and leather watches or belts for the guys look striking.
  2. Don’t worry about “matching”! This might sound weird, but what we strongly recommend is to coordinate instead of “match” one another. Really, it looks SO good! For example, your necklace might match his shirt or tie. Just make sure the tones compliment each other, and you’re set!
  3. Do layer! Layering adds great dimension to your photos. Whether it be a blazer for him, a cardigan for her, bold necklaces, boots, scarves, etc. It’s great!
  4. Do relax! Feel free to wear clothes that makes you feel gorgeous, amazing and confident… this is my biggest advice. Because that’s how I want you to feel in front of the camera! I’ll be getting to know you guys and your personalities as we walk around and find the best lighting. I’ll suggest some poses, and before you know it, you’ll be so relaxed, you’ll be making your own! When you feel good, it shows. Just remember you’re in your future hubby’s arms, and it makes it all seem so easy.

One piece of advice that I have is to bring a prop. If you’re nervous in front of the camera, having something to hold on to may make you feel a little bit less awkward. I am THRILLED with how the flowers added a luxurious dimension to the photos. Some other cool options to bring along on your shoot could be balloons, champagne (think about how amazing it would look for you and your fiancé to pop a bottle of bubbly in your engagement photos), umbrellas, or bicycles.

Like Lindsay said, no matter what you wear or bring to your engagement photo session, you are with your future husband, and your happiness will shine through the photos more than anything else.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you found some useful information on how to take perfect engagement photos if you have a session in your near future.

XO,
Cameron

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