So, you’re looking for a Palm Beach/Fort Lauderdale/Miami wedding photographer, and you’re also interested in getting great engagement photos to send out with invitations, post on Instagram and Facebook, and share with your family and friends.
How can you make sure that your photos are great? First and foremost, you should work with an experienced engagement photography company like Deivis Archbold Photography – but you should also follow the tips we’ve outlined below! Take a look, and see how you can get killer engagement pics that you’ll love for years to come.
1. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
Location is listed first – and three times – because it really is just that important! Different locations say different things about you, your partner, and your lifestyle.
If you are sporty and love outdoor activities, for example, you can have pictures taken on a trail or in a park. Beach lovers? Head out to one of Miami or Fort Lauderdale’s scenic beaches! Looking for something classy and formal? Find some of the city’s beautiful architecture, or have your photos taken in a public garden!
Not sure what location may be right for you and your partner? We’ve put together a list of the best South Florida engagement locations here. And if you’re still at a loss, you can always ask your engagement photographer for their own recommendations!
2. SPICE UP THAT WARDROBE
At Deivis Archbold Photography, we like to ask our clients to bring two outfits – a casual outfit, and a formal outfit!
A casual outfit is anything that you would wear on a date with your
partner – whether that’s a t-shirt and jeans, a sundress, a polo shirt – that’s up to you! We recommend dressing in contrasting colors, and not wearing white if you’ll be shooting your photos in the day time. Also, don’t wear cliche matching outfits! We guarantee you’ll regret doing it in a few years!
A formal outfit is something like a cocktail dress or another type of fancy dress for women, and a tuxedo, jacket and tie, or suit for a man. If you’re looking for an excuse to buy a fancy dress or a new suit, this is the perfect time to do so!
3. GIVE THAT MAKEUP ARTIST A TRIAL RUN!
If you’ve hired a makeup artist for your wedding (which we recommend) you should have them do a “trial run” before your engagement photos. You’ll look great, and you’ll see how your preferred products(and your stylist) will perform on the day of the wedding.
4. POSING – KEEP IT SIMPLE, AND MAKE IT “YOU!”
Your engagement photographer should be able to help you pose naturally in your photos. Your poses shouldn’t look stiff or fake – but should be cinematic! They should look natural.
Action and movement in the shot make your photos look great. They also enhance the number of “connection points” between you and your partner – which makes for a better photo.
FOLLOW THESE ENGAGEMENT SESSION IDEAS AND TIPS FOR GREAT ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHS IN FORT LAUDERDALE AND MIAMI
If you need a Fort Lauderdale or Miami wedding photographer or engagement photographer, Deivis Archbold Photography is a great choice – but these tips apply no matter who is taking your photos. So think about them now, and how you can use these tips to make your engagement photos look truly amazing.