Although getting engaged is a very exciting time in my life, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. There are so many things that come with planning a wedding, and it’s difficult to know where to begin. I would love to share my thought process and tips while planning our engagement shoot. Hopefully some of our photos can give you some inspiration for your next couples photo shoot!
CHOOSE A MEANINGFUL LOCATION
A lot of couples start with getting their engagement photos out of the way, but I wanted to wait until we made a decision on a venue. I wanted our photos to give our guests a hint of what our wedding will be like. Once we knew we were getting married at a winery, Zack and I agreed that having our photos taken at Page Springs Cellars would be the perfect location. Page Springs is also very meaningful to us as a couple, because we went there to celebrate after Zack proposed. The vineyard has several photo ops by the creek, vineyard, arches and barn. http://pagespringscellars.com/
STAY CONSISTENT WITH YOUR THEME
Like the location, I wanted us to stay consistent with the theme. I wanted to go for a rustic theme with some boho touches. I also want guests at our wedding (and people viewing our photos) to get a whimsical fairy tale vibe.
It was important to me that our photos told a story. I wanted shots to be captured of us being ourselves, rather than posing while saying cheese. We had so much fun having a picnic, while drinking wine and hanging out with our Dog of Honor, Penny.