When Fab You Bliss first started, I featured a lot of engagement and anniversary shoots. But as the blog grew, readers expressed more interest in seeing engagement shoots that were styled or shot in a unique location or with something different to make them stand out, (like snow).
It makes sense, readers come here to gain inspiration for their shoots and weddings, so featuring ones that appeal to their needs really changed the type of sessions that I publish.
I’ve noticed a few other blogs do the same. So if you want to have your engagement shoot featured here or if you’re a photographer wanting to see more of your engagement sessions featured, try some of the tips listed below for how to style your engagement session to give your shoot a better chance at getting published.
Even better, I know these tips will help you create a unique shoot you’ll love forever!
The first tip I recommend is to look around at other sessions on blogs and Pinterest to gain ideas for what you want to do. Maybe even start a special Pinterest board to curate your ideas. But try not to duplicate a shoot entirely. All blogs and magazines are looking to publish unique features, so keep in mind that inspiration is always better than imitation.
Next, if you’re not the creative type and you have hired a planner for your wedding, ask them what they’d charge to help style your engagement session as well. Don’t expect that they’ll do it for free though. However maybe they’ll have a discount price for you given you’re already a client. Having a professional style your engagement shoot will give you a better chance at coming up with something amazing that you and your fiance, and blogs, will love.
“Choose a theme or details that reflect you as a couple. If you love romance and fairy-tales, choose something like a magical enchanted forest theme. If you are adventurous and playful; incorporating canoes, bicycles, or balloons would be a fun idea. Rasha and Mohammad did a wonderful job of representing themselves with a gorgeous romantic vintage theme.”
As a final note, and a piggyback on what was said above, because everyone photographs better when they’re comfortable and surrounded by things they love, selecting a theme and/or details you and your fiance are passionate about will 100% make your images that much more spectacular.
Thank you to Rasha and Mohammad for sharing their beautifully styled session and to Eternal Light Photography for their wonderful work as well!
Thanks for stopping by!