Once the big question has been popped, you will want to celebrate. Chances are once you are engaged you will attend a few parties thrown in your honor, you will begin wedding planning, and you will want to remember the occasion with a photo session.
Engagement photos are a great activity for couples to do together. It gives them a selection of photos to share with friends and family and to incorporate into their wedding. Photo sessions can be expensive, so you want to make sure you get the best photos possible. There are a few things you can do to take control of your engagement photos and get a set of pictures that captures your feelings about each other. Most of all, you will want to look great in the pictures. Start by enhancing your appearance. Have your hair styled, schedule a facial a couple of weeks before the shoot and consider professional teeth whitening. A dentist can help you with whitening procedures. Whitening is one of the most popular features of a cosmetic dentistry.
Once you are looking your best, choose an outfit that shows off your figure and complements your skin tone. Browse photos and magazines and online to determine which outfits are going to photograph well. You should also consider coordinating your clothing with your fiancé. It might look silly to match one another, but you do not want to choose outfits in clashing patterns or colors. Like the wedding party, it is important that everyone in the photos look nice together.
Before you go any further with your engagement photo session, be sure to choose a reliable photographer. All the preparation in the world will not make up for a photographer that does not know his or her stuff. Speak with friends and co-workers to see if they have any recommendations. You should also speak with a few photographers to see who suits your style best. It is important that you have a good relationship with the person taking the photos. When interviewing, be sure your photographer makes you feel comfortable and at ease.
Next, choose your photography location carefully. Your backdrop should help you and your fiancé to stand out in the photos, but it should look fun behind you. There are interesting backdrops in every town, so speak with your chosen photographer about where the best venues might be. Keep an eye out around the area for interesting backdrops or choose an area that means something to your relationship.
Finally, be sure you hold your engagement photo session and order your pictures in plenty of time to use for wedding stationary and save the date cards. Newly married couples also like to use photos for the thank you cards. You may not get your wedding photos in time, but your engagement photo will be a great way to share your new life with those who attended your wedding. You can frame your engagement photos and display them in your home next to your favorite wedding photos.