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5 Top Unique Prop Ideas to bring to your Engagement Photoshoot | New England, Florida, and Destination Photography


June 29, 2020

If you follow us, you know we just LOVE engagement sessions! Its a great time to get to know our couples, gives them some fantastic photos, and most importantly, gives you a chance to get used to being in front of the camera!

Connecticut Engagement Session with Save the Date Sign- Connecticut Wedding Photographer Bright Lights Imagery

Our #1 concern for couples is how to pose, and we like to think of the engagement session as a trial run where we can direct you into non-awkward, natural poses to create candid images (you know, where you feel and look like yourselves). That way, you are pros on your wedding day πŸ™‚

We get asked ‘What can I bring with me to our engagement session?’ a lot, so we decided to put together this blog post for inspiration.

  1. Signs This one is the most common for sure and is great for Save the Date Cards. The possibilities are endless. Paige & Kyle brought this adorable chalk board sign featured above and Jessie & Chris brought this vintage banner to go with their indoor rustic engagement session inside an abandoned building. (We shot there with permission of course! πŸ™‚
Worcester, MA Engagement Session- Worcester Massachusetts Wedding Photographer

2. Bring your Furbabies! Bring your dog, horse, or any other animal you love with you. After all, they are part of the fam too and bringing them to your engagement session is so much fun! You can even get props for them too! Check out this adorable sign and bandana some of our #Brightlightsbrides brought to their session with their pups Bella & Perry!

Newport Engagement Session-Newport Wedding Photographer-Destination Wedding Photographer-Engagement Session with dog

3. Champagne! or wine! You can plan a picnic or spray champagne like a pro like Kara and Jay did their winter beach engagement session in Hull, Massachusetts. They also brought these adorable custom glasses which were a nice touch!

Engagement Session at Nantasket Beach MA- Beach Engagement Session, Worcester Wedding Photographer

4. Bundle Up with a Blanket! Estefanie & Michael got nice and cozy during their March engagement session. Blankets add an intimate vibe. We have a whole collection and would be happy to bring some to your session if you would like!

Concord Engagement and Wedding Photographer Bright Lights Imagery

5. Go Sentimental Choose Something meaningful. This is by far my favorite. Did you have a first date at a coffee shop? Go for ice cream? Mini Golf? Kayaking? Recreating this for your engagement session is oh so meaningful and the end results are priceless. Do you have another milestone going on in your life? Did you just buy your first home together? Do some photos at home or in the yard to celebrate. Is there something that you do together and love? Add that to your engagement session experience πŸ™‚

Sarah & Joe bonded over college football while dating and watching together is one of their favorite things to do together so wearing their fav jerseys was a must at their castle engagement session!

Engagement Session at a Castle- Destination Wedding Photographer

Bonus! Other ideas!

Stephanie and George found this super cool & sign and it added a perfect touch to their session!

Prop Ideas for Engagement Sessions-Florida Wedding Photographer

Daniella & Eric brought a football with them and even added their wedding date!

Football Save the Date Engagement Photo Sesso

Lizbeth & Bryan brought Initial balloons!

Boston Wedding & Event Photographer, Providence Wedding & Event Photographer, Worcester Wedding & Event Photographer

Want to try something different?

You can go for Confetti, Bubbles, or even Smoke Bombs (they come in a variety of colors!)

No matter what you choose, your engagement session will be a great experience!

Bright Lights Imagery is based in Whitinsville, Massachusetts and Orlando, Florida. We serves all of New England, and all of Florida for portraits and travel worldwide for Destination Wedding Photography and Videography. Common Destinations are Plymouth, Worcester, Boston, Providence, Hartford, The White Mountains, Boston, Cape Cod, Orlando, West Palm Beach, Miami, and more.

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June 29, 2020

STEP 1: We arrive to the location!

I like to start off every session, no matter if I’ve meet you in person before or not, with a solid 5-10 minutes of us just talking a little bit before I take any photos.

My #1 goal is to make you feel comfortable, and if we rushed into the session I don’t think that would happen right away. I love getting to know my couples and hearing all about them!

There is no rush when it comes to having your photos taken and if the photographer is snapping a hundred photos from minute one, before even speaking with you, then it sets the session off on a rushed note and you will see that portrayed in the photos. 

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