Your wedding is one of the most important days in your life, which is why everyone wants to save every memory, from engagement to the after party. While every wedding is distinct thanks to different venues, color schemes and more, wedding photos can end up looking similar. The ceremony and after party tend to follow a traditional program, so there are fewer chances to be creative. That's why couples should use their engagement photo to do something extra creative and fun. Here are four engagement photo theme ideas from Kinard Photography to help get your imagination going.
You can use your engagement photos to tell your friends and family a little more about the things that brought you and your future spouse together. One way to do this is by taking a photo of you two doing something together that you both enjoy. For example, if you're both racing enthusiasts, taking your engagement photo at the track where you watch the races tells a story about why you two are together. Similarly, if you're both huge fans of the local sports team, getting a photo decked out in your favorite gear will be a great memory for you and will bring a smile to the faces of people who know you.
Adding beautiful scenery can make any photo more appealing and atmospheric. There's a reason why painters and writers have crafted scenes for centuries where moonlight and sunsets set the mood. Taking your engagement photo in a more natural environment also provides excellent contrast for wedding photos, which are usually at buildings and other venues (getting people to attend a wedding in the middle of the forest can be challenging). For people that love nature, taking their photo on the beach, on a forest trail, or another place with natural beauty highlights who they are and makes for a more exciting engagement photo.
You can also have fun with your engagement photos by doing something stylized to be vintage or glamour. Because what you wear in your wedding photos is set by tradition, couples that like to have fun getting dressed up can use their engagement photos to show some style. Vintage styles are excellent because they make for cute and fun images. And with so many time periods to choose from, couples can pick the period and style they like the best.
Similarly, a glamour photo lets the couple put on their best outfits and dress to impress. These are great engagement photos if you have a man that doesn't get dressed up often. It's a fun way to remind your folks that he cleans up nicely under the right circumstances.
Another way to use your engagement photos to tell a story is to incorporate the history of your relationship in your picture. Was your first date at a location amusement or attraction, going back there years later to take your engagement photos adds a little walk down memory lane whenever you look at these images in the future. A similar idea would be taking your engagement photo while holding an old photo from when you first met. For couples that have been together for years, a picture like this can emphasize how long you two have been together, and that you're ready to move on to the next phase of your journey together.
There’s no shortage of great ideas when it comes to engagement photos. You can take a look at the engagement gallery for Kinard Photography for some more ideas. And send us a message online if you have any questions about getting beautiful engagement and wedding photos.