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5 Easy Engagement Photo Ideas

Congrats on your engagement! Now what…? Engagement photos, of course! Like any celebratory life event or milestone, this is the perfect time to plan a photoshoot to capture the excitement and love between you and your partner. While it is important to organize details like the photographer, location(s), and outfits, remember that this process should be fun! Utilize this time to get comfortable planning and practicing how to pose for the wedding day. If you are stuck on what to wear or how to work with the camera, we got you with these 5 tips. 


When to take your engagement photos depends on you. If you plan on using these photos for your save-the-date, we suggest planning to meet with your photographer 8+ months in advance of the wedding day. Ideally, this would give you enough time to ensure your photos are edited, printed, and mailed out at just the right moment. Otherwise, the most popular time frames to take the engagement photo will be right after the engagement date or 4-6 months before the wedding date.


To begin planning where you will take your photos, think about these questions: What are your favorite colors? Do you like nature? Or, are you a fan of city life in all its industrial glory? Is there a place that is special to both of you? Your first date location? Your favorite place to spend time together? Maybe, the spot is your towns local coffee shop or your favorite record store? What theme or atmosphere do you want to go for? Beachy? Vintage? Vibrant? If you can’t decide on one place, there is always the option to shoot in multiple locations.


Our favorite part of an engagement photo is… the outfits, of course! This is our most beloved tip we must share with you. Showcasing your future last name or new status is easy when your clothes and accessories do the talking. WeddingFavorites has plenty of options for jackets, hats, purses, and accessories to glam up any outfit you choose. We offer lots of neutral pieces that will add a personal touch without taking away from the stars of the pictures… the newly engaged couple!

Here are some of our favorite customer engagement photos to gain some inspiration from:

1. Minimalistic

To achieve a minimal & natural background, a desert scape is a great option that creates a shining spotlight on the couple. The stunning future bride is wearing our Personalized Denim Jacket, color matching the future groom. Our denim jacket can be worn with almost any outfit, in this case, it elevates a gorgeous white dress to a chic fashion statement. With minimalism, sometimes less is more. The more relaxed you are, the better your photos will be.

2. Vintage

We love high-quality vintage photos! This couple utilized a vintage photo filter in the editing process that was able to tie together multiple elements like their car, flower bouquet, Mrs Jean Jacket, and wrapped up into one beautiful engagement photo. This bride was able to stay classy and relaxed when she let her fashion make the announcement. If you don’t know what to do with your hands, think about holding and wearing our Mrs. Fedora Hat. The placement of her hands on the Fedora naturally guides the eye to the declaration, “Mrs.”, a picture with no caption needed. Taking pictures looking out into the distance away from the camera is a confident and stylish pose we recommend pairing with vintage-style shoots. With super cohesive and on-theme items, the pictures will turn out gorgeous, just like these retro ones.

3. Winter

Do you and your significant other enjoy winter, snow, or nature? If so, a snowy photoshoot is a great idea! This couple achieved a clear, contemporary engagement photoshoot by picking a wintery nature scene. Our Sparkly Mrs. Beanie will keep you warm & cozy while showcasing your future title the whole time! Just like this couple, consider switching up poses like warm hugs, gentle nuzzling, or super fun piggyback rides that highlight the natural, loving energy you both share. Our beanies come in several colors, so choose whatever colors you want that will amplify your photos.

4. Classic

With a pop of color from the teal car, a trendy jacket to display the future-shared-last-name, and a charming pose, this couple pops in these beautifully edited photos. The classic style leans on sepia and browns, which pair incredibly well with our White Sparkly Fringe Jacket. Without words, this jacket clearly communicates this new level of your relationship. Everyone will know that you are engaged and will be excited to see your new last name! The calm and effortless ambiance of these photos makes for great inspo!

5. Beachy

If you live near the beach, you must consider the ocean as an option. Not only will there be impressive scenery, but you can achieve incredible energy in your photos based on the time of day. Early sunrise or mid-sunset are tricky times to achieve but offer a high reward. Who doesn’t want the dramatic colors of a sunset in the background? Girl, that makes for one powerful engagement photo! This bride-to-be opted to engage with our Mrs Fedora Hat in her photos. This hat doubles as a pretty accessory, and a fun prop for your poses. We LOVE their “kissing” pose behind the fedora! It’s a super cute and expressive idea for a couple who might be camera-shy.

Well, there you have it! 5 easy engagement photo ideas to guide and inspire your future photoshoot! Sign-up for our E-mail Newsletter for exclusive weekly wedding tips and inspo. We’ll share special tips, tricks, and good tidbits to help you break down all things bridal in your wedding journey. We are obsessed with all things wedding and love to see how you styled our products. If you use any of our bridal accessories for your engagement photos make sure to tag us @weddingfavorites!

Till next time!

DIY Spray Paint Engagement Balloon

Are you ready for the cutest Do It Yourself idea? Our DIY Spray Paint Balloon is the unique touch you need for your engagement photos. It’s a creative spin on our personalized balloon that everyone will be asking about!

Girl holding finished DIY spray paint engagement balloon

This DIY balloon is perfect for those crafty babes that like to add personal touches to their wedding festivities. You can choose your own spray paint colors, ribbon, tassels, & even blow up your balloon as big or small as you wish. No two balloons will turn out the same so you will have an original masterpiece. 

Supplies needed for spray paint balloon

Here’s what we used:

Personalized Balloon w/ Decal

Balloon Pump

Spray Paint

Ribbon (or in our case a blank Bridal Sash)

Balloon Tassels

Balloon Stick

Blowing Up Your Balloon

To start, take your clear balloon and inflate it with air. Our balloons can expand up to 24 inches, so don’t be afraid to go big! You can use a balloon pump like we did here, or you can take it to a party store and inflate it with helium. (Caution: we aren’t sure how spray paint will react to helium since we used a regular air pump for this particular project). Once it’s inflated to your desired size, twist the end and tie in a knot to secure it.

Girl holding blown up clear balloon

Time to Paint

Now that your balloon is filled, it’s time to get your hands a little dirty with some spray paint! (Hopefully before your new manicure 😉). Since this process can get messy, we recommend going outside in an open space to paint. We decided to go for pink and rose gold spray cans, but you can customize your balloon to fit your own engagement theme!

Go ahead and give your cans a good shake and spray your first color directly onto the balloon. For the best results, we suggest spraying from at least a foot away – don’t get too close as we did notice the plastic balloon did warp a little in areas where we got too close with the paint sprayer. This is when you can let your creativity flow and add as much or as little color as you want. Once you are happy with the first color, then spray your second color to create a splotch effect on your balloon until you reach your desired look.

Finishing Touches

Now that you are done painting your balloon, set it out to dry for a couple of hours. We recommend tying your balloon to a stick so that the paint does not touch any surrounding surfaces. After your balloon is dry, it’s time to get it photoshoot ready! We decorated the stick attached to the balloon with ribbons and tassels to help create the illusion that it is floating in the air. 

For the Go-Getter

If you like the look of the balloon as is, you can stop here, or you can add a personalized decal featuring the new Mrs. Last Name for an added touch. If you need information on how to attach your decal to your balloon, we have a full tutorial with tips and tricks on how to do so here. When attaching your decal, be mindful of the paint on the balloon as some can come off when removing the tape.  It’s best to use a little less paint on the area you are applying the decal or it will be very difficult to apply.  If some parts of the decal don’t stick completely because of the paint not being tacky enough, you can always use a little glue. 📸

We hope you love this DIY balloon idea. Stay tuned for more!