Tips To Make The Most Of Your Engagement Photo Shoot

Congratulations! You got engaged! Now what? Wedding planning is a tedious job, and sometimes engagement pictures can look like just another thing on the to-do list. But they actually can be a critical aspect leading up to the Big Day.

Here’re some tips to ensure that your pre-wedding pictures capture your personalities & make this special event a lifetime memory.

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Find the right engagement photographer:

Choosing the right engagement photographer in Los Angeles is the most critical part – you wish to hire someone you mesh with & trust to be with you during the most important day of your life. Instead of price, check out the photographers’ work first.

Pick your outfits:

You can take help of Pinterest to find ideas about outfits. Choose colors or shades that complement your skin tones, and try to steer clear of anything too trendy. If you are not certain regarding an outfit, you better ask your engagement photographer for their opinion. Professional photographers work with many different body types & complexions, so they can help you for sure.

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Consider professional hair & makeup for your shoot:

If you’re confident about your hair & makeup skills, you can move to the next tip! However, if you have never done makeup for pictures or you are not really certain what to do with your hair, you better hit the salon prior to your pre-wedding shoot. Photos need a little more saturated makeup than your regular look so that you don’t become washed out.

Settle on your perfect location:

Don’t have a specific location in mind? Don’t worry! Pro photographers should already know plenty of gorgeous locations that they’ve ideally shot earlier. If you’ve a location in mind, let your photographer know. Not just will you end up with images that are stunning, but you will have a unique personal story as well.

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Another fun way to make your engagement shoot unique and fun is by bringing photo props! Some fun examples of engagement photo props include but not limited to:

  • Sunglasses
  • A “Thank You” or “Save the Date” sign
  • Musical instruments you play
  • Balloons
  • Hats
  • Pets
  • Anything else that makes your relationship unique to just the two of you


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Engagement photo shoot should be one of the most fun parts of your wedding planning process, and we are here to ensure sure it’s a relaxed and enjoyable shoot. Get in touch with Peter Nguyen Studio for the best engagement photographer in Los Angeles.

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