Posted on: 29 December 2016
If you are getting ready to hire a photographer for your engagement photos, and have been brainstorming, trying to come up with fun and memorable ideas, but come up dry, then this article is going to help you out. These three ideas are designed for people who are not interested in a typical, studio portrait and would prefer something a bit more fun and unique. Two ideas involve outdoor photography, but there is also an option for a more conventional studio setting, though it does have a twist that makes it unique.
Recreate A Scene From A Favorite Romantic Movie
This one is really fun, and you can tailor it to your favorite romantic movie. Probably the most popular romantic film of the last few years would have to be The Notebook. Using that as an example, consider the classic scene where Rachael McAdams and Ryan Gosling embrace in the rain. It is a standout scene that many couples love. You could easily recreate this scene with the right photographer.
Find a field, and shoot it at magic hour (the time period shortly after sunrise or before sunset when the lighting is soft and flattering). It's not necessary to shoot it in the rain, unless you are super into being authentic. Hollywood studios have raintowers that will produce rain on command. You won't have that, so you will be waiting around for the weather to turn. Rainy weather tends to not have the best light, so it might be good to just go for the same color outfits (white dress shirt for him, slightly ruffled, and a blue dress for her) and the same pose. Make sure that you print out some still shots of the scene, and bring them so that photographer has a visual reference for the shoot.
Incorporate A Favorite Activity
If the two of you are really into softball, or tasting exotic beers, then you can incorporate this into your photo shoot. For instance, you could pose as pitcher and batter at a softball field, or you could get one of your favorite microbreweries to let you take photos using the bar and kegs as a backdrop.
Go Old School With An Old Time Photo Shoot
One of the coolest ideas is to go to an old time photo studio like Four Sisters Old Time Photo. These are awesome if you guys are into Westerns and want to have a photo that looks like it was taken in an old salon from the days of the wild west. You can pose with props such as old fashioned bustiers and cowboy vests, plus the classic cowboy hats. There are all sorts of ways you can play it. You can be a pair of outlaws on the run, with wanted posters behind the salon, or you could be a cowboy and cowgirl. The photos are digitally manipulated so that they look like the sepia tinted tintypes that were popular during the era.Share