You want engagement photos. And why wouldn’t you? You’re young, in love, startlingly good-looking, and you want something to remember this magical time – something that looks good in a frame. But you don’t want a bunch of forced poses with a prominently displayed rock on your finger. You want something that looks natural, looks like the two of you together, and adroitly masks your wonky left ear.
First you’ll want to find a photographer. Done. Now you’ll want to get the best photos possible. Experienced portrait photographers can guide you through this process, but it always helps to have an idea of what you want.
1. The “We Sometimes Really Do Sit Like This” Pose
Every so often, you find yourself walking through an autumnal landscape with your partner and decide to sit on a cement outcropping and look picturesque and adorably in love.
2. The “Hey, This Does Happen In Real Life But Also We Look Awesome” Pose
Sometimes you find yourself outdoors after a few glasses of wine and you’re laughing while the sun kisses your hair and your nail polish just happens to match his sweater. Snap!
3. The Treesome Pose
Good for lumberjacks and musicians and people who have real trees in their front yards or maybe just really like the forest.
4. The “Perfect for the Mantelpiece and Showing Our Grandkids How Hot We Were” Pose
It could’ve been snapped with an iPhone at a party if you go to parties in Perfectly Lit Magic Land and your iPhone was being wielded by Ansel Adams. Which is basically what the best engagement shots do. Well played, engagement shot.
5. The “Arty and Faintly Neil Gaiman-esque” Pose
Way to look artistic and cool while also engaged.