Engagement Photo Ideas

Like yesterdays Wedding Photo post, here are some of my favorite engagement images.  Most of these are either from Jose Villa or Elizabeth Messina with a little Tec Pataja sprinkled in.

Jose Villa

Have fun with them. They don’t always have to be romantic. I’m obsessed with this image and kick myself for not doing something like this for my engagement pics.

Jose Villa

Elizabeth Messina

Wedding Photography Ideas

As a photographer I get asked a lot about what the “must have” shots are for weddings. They’re the obvious ones. The kiss, the first look, the family, the cake, etc… What separates great photographers from the good ones are when they leave the script of traditional wedding photography and get shots that define the feel of the day or the chemistry of the couple. Most of these are directed, but some aren’t. Some are details, or broader aspects of the day. These are some of my favorites.

Always make sure to get a shot of your full invitation suite.

Always get a shot of each course.

A shot of the party in progress.

Courtesy Olive Juice Studios

You can get these signs or Mr. and Mrs. on Etsy

Always get the shoes.

Always get the ring.

I actually copied this idea at my own wedding

A shot of just the bridesmaids.

Get outdoors.

I love this favor gift.

I apologize for not properly attributing them but Pinterest has ruined things in that department. I know quite a few are from Jasmine Star, Tec Petaja, and Elizabeth Messina. If you know any of the photographers, please let me know and I will add them.

Tomorrow I’ll be back with Engagement photo ideas!