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November 13, 2012 6:56 AM Subscribe
Help me not have super boring/cheesy enagement photos!
posted by PuppetMcSockerson to Grab Bag (20 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
My fiance and I are having our engagement shots done tomorrow. We want some "looking lovingly into each other's eyes" shots, but some more unqiue/creative/funny shots would be more our speed. The serious stuff isn't really our style, but nor are we the type to go all out and do a zombie attack engagement shot (I saw it on pinterest). We would hate to have a stack of boring/pose-y/cheesy/formal ones that don't really feel like us, but we don't ones where we are obviously trying really hard to be funny. The one idea I did come across that was sort of along the lines I'm looking for was a couple that did a "For better or worse" theme, where for every photo they took where they were being lovey, they had a matching one where they weren't getting along and were fighting.
So what are some easy ways to make our engagement shots a little more interesting and unique?
FYI - Our photographer is great (and a friend of ours) and has done loads of engagment shoots before. I know she's down for just about anything.
There are some conditions (as there always is)
1. we live in Canada, it is cold this time of year, so keep that in mind. There isn't snow on the ground, but it is cold and we're going to be wearing coats for any outside shots (a detail that I'm not terribly happy over since coats aren't that flattering on me, but what can you do.)
2. no getting dirty.
3. neither of us are especially athletic, so nothing like climbing trees or anything.
4. we'd prefer things more pose centric instead of prop/costume centric.
5. We live in a small city so interesting locations are a bit hard to find. We're likely just going to go to a local park that has a really beautiful walking bridge.