Engagement Photography Checklist

Choosing A Photographer: Fun, Creative, and Outdoor Engagement Photos That Tell Your Love Story.

Are you ready to experience a memorable journey to capture your love story in a way that’s as unique as your relationship? If you’re dreaming of engagement photos that are fun, creative, and set against the breathtaking backdrop of the great outdoors, you’re in the right place! In this blog post, we’ll explore how to turn your engagement photo session into an unforgettable adventure, filled with laughter, spontaneity, and breathtaking moments and how to finding the right photographer to adventure with. Grab your engagement photography checklist at the bottom of this blog post.


1. Discovering Your Style:

Before we dive into the great outdoors, it’s essential to define your style and vision. Are you a couple who loves hiking through the woods, strolling on the beach at sunset, or exploring urban landscapes? Think about what makes your relationship special and how you’d like to capture it in your photos. Discuss your vision with your engagement photographer to ensure they understand your unique style.


2. Choosing the Perfect Location:

The location sets the stage for your engagement photoshoot. For those seeking an adventurous and outdoorsy experience, consider picturesque settings like:

Wooded Trails: Venture into the heart of nature, where tall trees and dappled sunlight create a magical and mystical backdrop.

Beach Escapes: Feel the sand beneath your toes and let the waves add a touch of romance to your photos.

Cityscapes: Explore the vibrant city streets for an urban twist on your engagement photoshoot.

3. Fun and Spontaneous Poses:

To achieve the fun and creative vibe you desire, embrace spontaneity! Your engagement photographer should capture candid moments that reflect your true personalities. Try:

Dancing: Let loose and dance like no one’s watching.

Playful Props: Incorporate fun props like sparklers, confetti, smoke bombs, or even your furry friends.

Nature’s Beauty: Interact with the environment—run through fields, skip along the shoreline, or climb a tree together.

4.Golden Hour Magic

For that extra touch of enchantment, schedule your engagement photoshoot during the “golden hour.” This magical time occurs during sunrise and sunset when the soft, warm light adds a dreamy quality to your images. Photography is best when the light is best.

5. Trusting Your Photographer:

Choosing the right engagement photographer is crucial for a successful photoshoot. Look for someone who specializes in outdoor and creative photography and has a portfolio that aligns with your vision. Don’t hesitate to share your ideas and collaborate to ensure your photoshoot reflects your unique love story.

The biggest tip: most photographers will give a free engagement session with their wedding packages!!

  • Ask around! Someone you know might recommend one.
  • Search for “Engagement Photographers Near You.”
  • Search on Facebook & Instagram
  • Use key words for the type of photographer you want to find.

6. Outfit Selection:

Coordinate your outfits to complement the natural setting. Earthy tones, flowy dresses, and comfortable attire work well for outdoor shoots. Feel free to be yourselves and wear clothing that represents your personalities. It’s always a great idea to get feedback from your chosen photographer if your unsure and want helpful input.


Words from the couple

I have nothing but great things to say about Karysa at Bluminessence Photography. She made us feel so comfortable during our couples photoshoot and we were very impressed by how the photos turned out. I would recommend her time & time again!

Sydney & John