10 Tips for a Phenomenal Engagement Shoot

The wedding date is set, and it’s time to take engagement photos! Engagement photos are perfect for announcing your engagement, including in your save the dates or for customizing your own wedding site. Capture fantastic photos with these fabulous tips to style your own shoot.

Bohemian Bride and Groom in Field | Rebecca Anne Photography1. Go Outside

Don’t be cooped up inside! Take your shoot outside to a location that you love or to one that’s special for the two of you. The spot you were engaged, a local landmark, or a beautiful open field are all great options.

Boho Bride and Groom Kissing in Field | Rebecca Anne Photography

2. Incorporate Your Wedding Theme or Personal Style

If you plan on having a boho chic theme for your wedding, include carefree bohemian details as part of your photo shoot. A lush flower crown is a pretty boho accessory for your hair.

Beautiful Boho Flower Crown | Rebecca Anne Photography
Don’t be afraid to show your off your personality!

Fun Boho Bride | | Rebecca Anne Photography

3. Dress for the Occasion

There’s no need for matching outfits. Instead, wear coordinating outfits that complement each other and the setting. Keep it casual and comfortable.

Single Shots of the Bride and Groom | Rebecca Anne Photography

4. Set Up a Real Tablescape

Elevate your photos with a few extra props. Create an elegant tablescape complete with tasty canapés and drinks you and your fiancé can snack on during and after the shoot.

Boho Tablescape | Rebecca Anne Photography

Natural touches, like vivid blooms and succulents, add a burst of color and life to pictures.

Boho Inspired Table | Rebecca Anne Photography

Mix in more lovely details, like a nice cheese plate and potted succulents. Glam up the succulents by painting the tips gold!

Style Tip: Place faux succulents into small pots and keep them to use as décor for your wedding or bridal shower.

Cheese Platter on Table | Rebecca Anne Photography

Make two special table settings with “He is Mine” and “She is My Beloved” calligraphy cards.

Bride and Groom Table Settings | Rebecca Anne Photography

5. Get Cozy

Are you submitting a portrait to be published in your local newspaper? Celebrate your love and get affectionate for a few amazing close-ups! Newspapers and other publications usually request close-up couple shots with your announcement.

Bride and Groom Boho Shoot on Pillows | Rebecca Anne Photography

Boho Bride and Groom | Rebecca Anne Photography

6. Use Personal Props

Include a few personal items in your photos. Capture a shot your engagement ring (and wedding bands if you have them). We love this gorgeous picture of the bride’s engagement ring in a succulent!

Wedding Rings in a Succulent Boho Shoot | Rebecca Anne Photography

Write heartfelt letters to one another and use them as props. This sweet image will be cherished for years to come.

Bride's Letter to the Groom | Rebecca Anne Photography

7. Take Advantage of the Light for Romantic Shots

Work with the ambient light to take beautiful photos as the sun is setting or rising. The golden rays make this photograph in the field exceptionally dazzling!

Bride and Groom in Field During Sunset | Rebecca Anne Photography

8. Take Shots from Different Angles

Ask the photographer to add some depth to a few portraits and snap a few pictures from different angles.

Romantic Boho Engagement Shoot | Rebecca Anne Photography

Cozy Bride and Groom-to-Be | Rebecca Anne Photography

9. Creatively Use Your Surroundings

Get creative with your surroundings. Drape a lace curtain on a low branch of a tree and spread out a few blankets and pillows for a comfy and dreamy backdrop.

Bride and Groom Under Tree | Rebecca Anne Photography10. Snap Shots with Signs

Hold a calligraphy-written quote that’s dear to your hearts or a saying that’s fitting for your wedding theme!

Calligraphy Sign Boho Engagement Shoot | Rebecca Anne Photography

What special touches would you include in your engagement shoot?


Photographers: Rebecca Anne Photography , Kerry Jeanne and Jenny Ostenson Photography | Signage: Chalk Artistry and Design | Other Location: Fort Steilacoom Park | Floral Designer: From The Ground Up Floral | Etsy Designer: Allie Way Design | Second Shooter: Kerry Jeanne Photography | Makeup Artist: Korrine’s Facial & Waxing Studio | Hair Stylist:Lounge 9 Salon | Cake Designer: wanna cupcake

Happy Planning!