Engagement Shoot Ideas For Your Save the Dates and Wedding Invitations!

A modern way of gathering some fantastic ideas for your Save the Dates and Wedding Invitations is to have an Engagement Shoot! Not only can this help you get some super images for your stationery and bomboniere gift ideas but will also give you a chance to meet your wedding photographer and make sure that you are going to be able to work together to create some amazing photographs to take home from your big day!

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When trying to find out about wedding photography, the best place to start is by taking a look at the photographer’s photos and portfolio, this will be a great way to gather some ideas and see what styles you like.

When arranging your engagement photo shoot specifically for your wedding stationery try to think about the impression you would like to make, will you take the fun approach to let people know that you will be having a more casual style wedding, perhaps you will have some outdoor shots to represent the location you may be getting married, such as a garden or beach wedding or you could go for some traditional portraits that can be used for other events and be framed for display or as gifts for family.

engagement save the date photography

The best type of engagement photography is that which captures the personalities of the couple and can come from their own inspirations and ideas, many brides these days are enlisting in the help of pinterest so that they can create pin boards of lovely images that they like or ideas that trigger their senses! The internet is a wonderful place and it is great that you can now ‘pin’ stuff somewhere and have a point of reference to show your photographer the style of wedding pictures that you like.

You might get your creative flare or dress style from a particular era, perhaps you are a fan of retro colours and patterns or maybe you are thinking of a particular movie like lady and the tramp sharing spaghetti or Mr & Mrs Smith black cocktail dress & tuxedo shoot.

We found some great shots that we liked where couples had written their wedding date or save the date on the bottom of their shoes, an awesome and unique idea for your photographs!!

 engagement save the date photography

Many couples these days are choosing to send Save the Dates as a notice for guests to mark their calendars before they have even chosen their ceremony or reception venue! Your wording for a save the date can be less formal than that of your wedding invitations, however this can depend on the personalities of the bride and groom of course, you can be as formal or as free as you so desire, it is your wedding day after all…!

The text can be simple with the words Save the Date, the bride and groom names and the date of the planned wedding or you can also add quirky captions or more information, we really like these

– Bride & Groom – Finally tying the knot!
– He stole my heart, so I’m stealing his surname! Make sure you’re there to see it!
– Bride & Groom are getting married!!! Not sure where but this is when…
– Mark your calendars, it’s happening, formal invite to follow!
– Eat, Drink and Be Married!

There are some really different ideas you can put together yourselves without photography too, you could consider a crossword puzzle or scrabble style element with a twist of vintage! These ideas can be used for your invites, stationery and wedding bomboniere gift ideas!

engagement save the date photography

The Coolaz design team would be only too happy to help you design a unique save the date or wedding invitation magnet along with your gift style stubby holders for all of your guests – you can even double these up as place cards and print an individual guest name on each one!

engagement save the date photography

Happy Planning!