Thursday, June 5, 2014

Making Memories During Engagement Photos

This week, I have been focusing on how to get prepared to take engagement photos. Planning. Listing. Matching. Color coordinating. You can view my tips here. I have also been giving you a glimpse into the styling that took place for our photo shoot. You can see these looks here and here. However, the most important tip of advice that I can give anyone regarding their engagement photos is to


It is very easy to get caught up in the hows and whats of the shoot. How does my hair look? Do I have enough lip gloss on? What is my best angle? What is his best angle? When thinking about these things during the photo shoot, it will take you away from the pure bliss that comes from this special moment in your life.

When Brad and I began our shoot, I felt a little awkward. We were told to act normal and just have fun. This can be challenging when you are not used to having a camera in your face. However, as soon as we began to just focus on each other, we forgot all about the person taking our pictures.

Playful Engagement Photo Tips
 Make each other laugh
Talk about fun memories you've shared together
Tell each other why you want to marry them
Tease one another (playfully of course ;)
Serenade each other
Get goofy with each other
Kiss, kiss, and kiss some more 
Love on each other 

I promise that if you just let everything go and simply hang out and have fun together, it will result in the greatest pictures. The further along in our shoot, the more goofy we became. This resulted in our favorite photos from the day. It depicted who we are together. Loving, playful, silly, and weird. A great depiction of our relationship.

We left that day with the most amazing memories together!


  1. So cute!! Love the romper!! Can't wait to see how your pictures turned out and great tips!

    <3 Shannon

    1. Thank you Shannon! :) I posted two looks earlier this week and the last one goes live tomorrow! :)

  2. Seriously loving your pics girl! I can't wait to see the rest of them! You guys are too cute together and the scenery is amazing!

    <3, Pamela

    1. Thank you Hun! :) The last look is tomorrow and I am obsessed with it! THanks. Arizona has the most contrastive scenery. A lot of people don't know that we have desert, mountains, lakes...the whole shabang! Sadly, no ocean!

  3. I really wish we had professional engagement pictures taken! Yours are insanely gorgeous!


    1. Aw, thank you Angela. When I told my parents about the idea of doing them, they totally didn't get the need. Now that we have them back, they are obsessed with how great they turned out. Glad we did them! You guys should take some anniversary ones ;)

  4. OMG your engagement pictures are so beautiful!!! Love your country/boho chic outfit, it is so feminine and girly :) Congratulations on the coming up wedding :) I love your blog, I'm following you on Facebook and Bloglovin! I invite you to visit my blog, I hope you like it and follow me back to keep in touch!


  5. Lovely pictures!! you both look really happy! And first CONGRATS, and I wish the best of all in this new an awesome part of your life!

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