Original Engagement Photo Shoot Ideas

The engagement shoot is often a forgotten tradition and a real missed opportunity to capture some special images before your wedding – ones that you most likely would have treasured in the future. Interested, but not sure how to make your shoot fun and original? From a wedding photographer who brought an engaged couple’s favourite TV and film moments to life for their shoot to a range of variations on a classic winter theme, find inspiration for your engagement photo shoot from some of the featured articles below!

http://uproxx.com/life/engagement-photography-vanessa-kessinger/This Engagement Photo Session Will Make You Crave Netflix

If you’re anything like me, you’ve seen your share of engagement photos — since literally every friend you’ve ever had is now married. You’ve marveled at the subtly coordinated outfits and soft focus. You’ve longed to live in these sun-dappled worlds, where the light is always beautiful, peaking through the lush trees. And boy, that couple. They are either really happy or really good at faking it, because your natural impulse when commenting on Instagram is to type, “LOVE THESE! LOVE YOU TWO!” Read more…

http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/weddings/our-wedding-story-elaborate-engagement-celebrations-in-thailand-1.2869479Our Wedding Story: Elaborate engagement celebrations in Thailand

John, from Kilkenny, completed a degree in art and design in Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology and in 2008 travelled to Thailand where he found a job as an animation teacher at the American School of Bangkok. Three years later, he met Kattiya, a stage manager for a Thai TV company from Saraburi province. The couple got engaged last year and as is Thai tradition, the celebration party was an elaborate affair – “like a wedding, where everyone wore gold”. John’s mother, aunt and cousin made the journey to Thailand to celebrate with the couple. Read more…

http://www.philly.com/philly/living/20161118_Engagement_photos__Bring_on_the_farm_animals_and_props.htmlEngagement photos: Bring on the farm animals and props

They started out with a demure, handheld walk in a field. They tried hanging out at a pond; she in a bathing suit, he shirtless and fishing. Then, the right setting became apparent: an all-out paint fight. And so went the engagement photo shoot of Jennifer Garcia and Nick Sloms. “We both like painting and we wanted it to be a fun experience that represented us,” said Garcia, a twentysomething from Collingswood. Wearing all white and equipped with big squirt bottles, they started with a canvas, and then moved on to each other. “It got really messy.” Bye-bye white outfits, hello lots and lots of Facebook likes. Read more…

http://www.brit.co/14-winter-engagement-photos-that-will-warm-your-heart/14 Winter Engagement Photos That Will Warm Your Heart

Engagement season is fast approaching! With that new ring on your finger and your new fiancé on your arm, it’s time to bring a little bit of winter wonder and holiday cheer into your engagement photos. Filled with cozy blankets, snowflakes and hot cocoa, these 14 winter engagement photos will inspire you to start planning your e-session ASAP. Let your love keep you warm as you plan a photo op full of fun and memories. Caution: These winter engagement photos will give you (the good kind of) chills. Read more…




Wedding Photography

When looking at professional wedding photographer and photography as opposed to amateur wedding photography, it should be obvious as to the quality. When photographing a wedding it is important to remember to stay true to the pictures as well as the wishes of the wedding couple. A wedding photographer should take the time to work with the clients. As the customer, the bride and groom are the focal point of everything surrounding what the wedding photographer photographs. It’s important that the wedding photographer come into an initial client meeting with a plan of action, that’s why it’s always best to try and find a local photographer as they will know the area well and may have recommendations for wedding venue and pre-wedding photographs. The couple usually has a mind set already planned when they step into a studio or meeting place with their potential wedding photographer. A professional wedding photographer has a number of important jobs. Not only does he or she have an instinctive sense of what will make a picture look good, but the backhand technical knowledge as well.

Types of Photography

Culture and tradition can play a big part in which type of photography you would need for your special day, for instance if you are having a muslim wedding then you would require an asian wedding photographer to ensure that the important moments are captured along with religous themes and tradition specific to you and what you believe in.

When looking into digital wedding photography, it is expected to get a little confused, a little frustrated and flustered and maybe even wanting to give up the search. Hopefully, this explanation of photography styles will better help make a wise choice based on specific tastes. The types of wedding photographers are numerous. The amount of choices had become almost a daunting time for the happy couple-to-be. A modern wedding photographer uses unique styles of photography such as cinematic and photojournalistic photos. These techniques capture a more “real movement” in the frames than standard or traditional portrait photographers will capture. Continue reading


Packages for the bride and groom come in all kinds of variety. There are a few key things to look into when choosing a package. What kind of before and after wedding photos does the photographer take? When taking wedding portrait photography, do they offer specific packages just for family and friends? Sometime a professional photographer will offer something that no one else does, whether it be a special framed picture or a signature shot that a photographer does. It should be unique to them and their style. It also improves the package and makes it more alluring to the bridal society.


Things that should be automatically included in a modern wedding photographers package are things that are expected in a good package. CD’s that have the pictures on them to give to friends and family are one of them. A good wedding package contains the negatives and any other pictures that didn’t make the final cut. Part of the wedding package is the time charge for each wedding photographer. They may charge by the hour or charge per 5 hours based on the style of wedding and packaging.
A specific website can be addressed to the couple, family and friends. This makes it easier for the wedding participants to access the pictures world wide. If they were not able to attend or otherwise. These website pictures should be provided to the couple through the photography package.

The bride and groom should keep the photographer information for future reference, whether they have questions about the photos or lost the negatives. Professional wedding photographers are immaculate and detailed in their records of past jobs done. They should keep extensive information based on name, place and any other solid information that will benefit them if a future client call ever comes in unexpectedly Continue reading

Affordable Photography

When searching for affordable photography and affordable wedding photographer that takes good quality photos, it may take a bit of research to learn about good equipment, portfolios and overall information about a photographer before making a decision. Below is a good idea of what to look for when choosing an affordable wedding photographer.

There is a range of cost for every wedding photographer, depending on what the client prefers. If the client is on a budget, the best bet is to decide on a beginning photographer. The started photographers are more than willing to do a great job focusing on details because they are eager for the clients to spread their name by word of mouth. They also come at a great prices, usually under a grand.

If the client has a higher budget, they may want a moderate or even up scale wedding photographer. These established photographers should have a portfolio including a progression of professionalism shown in the photos. They come at greater cost, up to £5,000, but the choice is a smart one. A client will be happy with the photos taken as they have specified. The wedding photographer should have a vast knowledge in areas of different styles. If they specialize in a style, then most likely that is the style of wedding photography that will generally use. They make make an exception to the bride and groom if they want to expand their art form and general advertising base. Continue reading