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

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! 

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

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!



  1. Rachael Broomfield
    June 8, 2016 / 2:46 pm

    Congratulations on getting engaged! I bet your photos will look amazing!Rachael at

  2. Kayla Rivoli
    June 8, 2016 / 3:28 pm

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

  3. Cristina Mandujano
    June 8, 2016 / 4:25 pm

    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,

  4. Gina Maria
    June 8, 2016 / 4:33 pm

    What a sweet post! Congratulations on your engagement!

  5. Angela Tolsma
    June 8, 2016 / 5:07 pm

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

  6. Hannah Bruening
    June 8, 2016 / 7:32 pm

    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! 🙂

  7. Kayla S
    June 8, 2016 / 10:20 pm

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

  8. Gina Salberg
    June 8, 2016 / 10:53 pm

    Congrats! Finding a photographer you love is important!!! I just got married too 🙂

  9. Jazmine Brown
    June 8, 2016 / 10:59 pm

    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.

  10. Anonymous
    June 8, 2016 / 11:19 pm

    Congrats on your engagement!!!

  11. mypixieblog
    June 8, 2016 / 11:53 pm

    Aww congratulations on your engagement!!! And these photos are so beautiful–love that cornfield!

  12. Sophia Reed
    June 9, 2016 / 1:49 am

    These photos look amazing.

  13. Michelle Mink
    June 9, 2016 / 2:08 am

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

  14. Breakfast at Lillys
    June 9, 2016 / 2:38 am

    I wish I knew about this site sooner!xoxo, Jenny

  15. Ashley
    June 9, 2016 / 2:44 am

    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

  16. Pick Your Beau
    June 9, 2016 / 2:49 am

    Congrats on the engagement!! I can't wait to hear how the photos turn out!Pick Your Beau

  17. Teresa Laura
    June 9, 2016 / 3:01 am

    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!

  18. Caro @ The Caro Diaries
    June 9, 2016 / 7:11 am

    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!

  19. Jordyn Upchurch
    June 9, 2016 / 4:40 pm

    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, SSThe Southern Stylista

  20. Alexandra Hollander
    June 9, 2016 / 4:48 pm

    So adorable, great tips!

  21. Sherry
    June 10, 2016 / 12:52 am

    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.

  22. Ana Ojha
    June 10, 2016 / 4:38 am

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

  23. suzzane
    June 10, 2016 / 6:11 am

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

  24. Sara Geffrard
    June 10, 2016 / 8:54 am

    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.

  25. Ashley Brooke Nicholas
    June 11, 2016 / 8:06 pm

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

  26. Adaleta
    June 11, 2016 / 8:17 pm

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

  27. A Certain Romance
    June 13, 2016 / 4:31 am

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

  28. Kate Steadman
    June 13, 2016 / 5:31 am

    Such good recommendations. Always doing your own research before hand will make it so much easier.xo,Sara Kate Styling

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