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Wedding Wednesday | Planning the Perfect Engagement Photos With Wedding Paper Divas

Wednesday, June 08, 2016


Hey Beauties! 

So I've been officially engaged for just a few weeks and they have been a complete whirlwind! I never realized exactly how much you needed to nail down right away to make sure you could get your dream wedding. 

One of those things is the photographer, your photographer is without a doubt one of the most important aspects of your wedding since they will be in charge of capturing all of the special moments and celebrations. Most of the time, they will also be capturing your happy engagement and it will probably be your first time (or your fiance's) in front of the camera. 

So to make sure you both feel as comfortable as possible, there are a few things you need to do. 

1. Find a photographer & meet with them for coffee just to chat and get to know each other! This will drastically help everyone in feeling more like friends taking photos and less like a stiff shoot with a stranger. 

2. Find a quiet location that has some sort of meaning to both of you but is also low on traffic so you won't feel self conscious. 

3. Do your research! This is where somewhere like Wedding Paper Divas comes in super handy! Take some time and look online for some inspiration so you get an idea of what you want your photos to look like. 

Wedding Paper Divas has created a fun interactive article featuring 100 engagement photo ideas that can be searched via different filters such as season, indoor or outdoor and even with or without pets! 

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Their interactive article is such a handy way to narrow down exactly what you want so you can go into your shoot as prepared as possible! Check it out here! 

For my engagement photos (as well as wedding photos) I have chosen the incredible Caroline from Caroline Elizabeth Photography! Not only is Caroline my cousin and a fantastic friend she is also an incredibly talented photographer and we have loved working together in the past. Check out a couple examples below!



Caroline is so talented and I love the way she sees the world through her camera. We have decided upon a local cafe and a national historic site to take our photos so I could not be more excited! 

We are actually meeting today to discuss all of the details but I can't wait to see how the photos turn out!

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33 comments

  1. Congratulations on getting engaged! I bet your photos will look amazing!

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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  2. These photos are gorgeous! Congratulations on your engagement, I can't wait to see your pics once they're done!

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

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  3. Your engagement photos are going to look amazing! I love the idea of finding a quiet place that has meaning to you and your fiance.

    X,
    Cristina
    cristinawashere.com

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  4. Ahh sooo exciting! Your photos are so gorgeous. Congratulations!
    XO Amanda | www.glitterandspice.com

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  5. What a sweet post! Congratulations on your engagement!

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  6. Congrats on your engagement!! Fingers crossed she's the right photographer for you!!

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  7. Aww congrats on your engagement! I think a historic site will give your engagement photos such a rustic and charming feel. I hope you post them so we can see them all! :)

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  8. So cute! And great tips.

    Alix | www.apintsizedlife.com

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  9. Congratulations on your engagement — your cousin is a very talented photographer!
    Kayla || Keynotes from Kay

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  10. Congrats! Finding a photographer you love is important!!! I just got married too :)

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  11. Congrats on your engagement! Those photos are beautiful. I think the big thing I had to get over is my awkwardness in front of the camera so finding a photographer who could make me feel comfortable is a must too.

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  12. Aww congratulations on your engagement!!! And these photos are so beautiful--love that cornfield!

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  13. i can't wait to see how your engagement photos turn out. I'm sure they will be spectacular

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  14. I wish I knew about this site sooner!

    xoxo, Jenny

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  15. These are great tips! I remember spending SO much time browsing the internet for pose ideas! Can't wait to see your photos!

    xo Ashley

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  16. Congrats on the engagement!! I can't wait to hear how the photos turn out!

    Pick Your Beau

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  17. How helpful! What an exciting time for you! Congratulations on your engagement! I'll definitely have to save this for when it's my time to plan!

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  19. Beautiful piks..congrats on your engagement.


    http://polkadotsandcurry.com/

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  20. Great tips! I'm sure your engagement photos will turn out beautifully!!

    Stephanie | www.stephanietherese.com

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  21. This is SO exciting! Congratulations on your engagement! She seems like an incredible photographer, how special it is that she's your cousin and she gets to play such an important role in your new journey!

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  22. Your engagement photos are going to be beautiful! Those are all fantastic tips! I actually chose my wedding photographer before meeting her, we used the engagement photo shoot to get to know each other and it ended up being a match made in heaven!


    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

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  23. First of all, congrats on your engagement! I love all of these ideas. I wish I had a source like the one from Paper Diva's when I got engaged. I was scrambling all over the web to figure out what we should do. Lucky for us, we had a fantastic photographer so she helped to make us feel comfortable and I think captured who we are as a couple.

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  24. Congratulations for your engagement! These pictures are amazing and I love their backgrounds!

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  25. congrats on the engagement.... and beautiful pics! Thanks for sharing the tips!

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  26. Congratulations on getting engaged! Getting to know your photographer a bit over coffee prior to anything is so important. My best friend is a wedding photographer and she always does that first.

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  27. I really wish that my husband and I would've gotten engagement photos taken. These are such great ideas!

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  28. I'm saving this post for the future, when I need to consider engagement photos! xx Adaleta Avdic

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  29. Congratulations Courtney! I'm so happy for you both. I can't wait to see the engagement photos!

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  30. Such good recommendations. Always doing your own research before hand will make it so much easier.

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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