As you’re browsing your options for various saves the dates designs, you might be wondering how to go about selecting the photo to feature. Basically, you have the option of selecting a photo of you and your partner that you already have that you really love, or you could have a professional photographer take your engagement photos. Many couples have favorite photos from a vacation they took together, or from Instagram and other social media sites. These photos can be great to showcase your very real love, as they are often in the moment and look less planned or contrived. However, depending on your phone’s camera, these photos can sometimes be of lesser quality and may not work optimally for printing on your save the dates.
If you decide to splurge on the engagement photos, don’t worry about it being a snooze – You don’t simply have to stand and smile! This is a prime time to get really creative and have a lot of fun! While standard engagement photos usually feature couples take pictures laying in the grass together, holding up signs while they smooch, holding hands in front of an interesting site, you can create an entire theme around these photos. I’ve seen couples base their photos around a particular event (a favorite annual carnival), a beloved movie (one couple had a colorful balloon-filled photo shoot inspired by the movie “Up”), or even a certain era (everything from the Middle Ages to the Roaring Twenties). Throw those contrived poses out the window and do something that is entirely you!
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