Engagements are one of our favorite sessions to photograph. We love getting to know our couples during a fun, low-key session before the wedding. Wedding days are fast paced and can be high-stress, so knowing how we pose and interact with you makes wedding day pictures run faster and smoother. In fact, engagement sessions are so important, in our opinion, that we will gift that session to you when you book a wedding with us. Plus, not only will you end up with stunning images to use, but it also gives you a chance to get to know how to look great and feel comfortable in front of the camera. Once an engagement session is finished and the images are delivered, the big question is what should you do with your engagement pictures?
Using your engagements for your announcements and save the dates is a very common thing to do with your engagement pictures. Announcement designers can create designs for you that use your pictures. We’ve also seen brides and grooms opt for simpler letterpress designs for their announcements and save the dates. If you choose to go this route, you could send a print of one of your favorite engagement photos along with your announcements and save the dates.
One of the most popular things to do with your engagement pictures is to use them at your wedding reception. We’ve seen brides and grooms use them as a part of their table centerpieces, on tables, or easels around the reception venue and also in their guest sign in books. Another idea is to print them and hang them as a banner on clothes pins (check that out on Pinterest! ) There are so many other amazing and creatives ideas that you can find on Pinterest as well.
The pictures that you print for your reception don’t have to be thrown away after your wedding. Use them in your home! We still have a bunch of our engagement pictures framed and mounted hanging up in our bedroom. If there is a picture that you absolutely love, consider getting them printed larger and mounted. We especially recommend ones that are more candid for this idea!
If your families are like our families are, they have a place in their home that they hang up pictures of their kids and their grandkids. Your engagement pictures will be perfect for this! Wedding images don’t have the same day to day, authentic vibe that engagement photos do. If they don’t have a spot in their house, we’re sure they would still love a picture of the two of you!
Another idea for what to do with your engagement pictures is to use them for your holiday or Christmas cards. It’s a fun tradition to send out cards during the holidays, and it’ll look super cute hanging up on their fridge!
Whatever you decide to do with your engagement pictures, we hope that you put them to good use and get some printed out! We love hanging out with our couples on their engagement sessions and always have a blast. There’s nothing better than knowing that your clients are printing their images and cherishing them for generations to come!