On Fridays we like to take time out from our regular posts to celebrate fun new ideas in the world of weddings, and this week is no exception. After all, who wants cookie cutter boring engagement pictures? Why not personalize your session with something that is ALL YOU?
This week we had the pleasure to do just that with engagement portraits for Amanda and DJ. Not wanting to stop at just one theme, they actually chose two.
First, they decided to have a retro, 50’s style theme. Just check out some of the adorable shots.
Why choose a theme, you might ask? Well themed engagement pictures are a perfect way to set the tone for a theme wedding. They can help your guests get in the spirit of the era before they even start thinking about dressing for the wedding. Another good reason is if you just love it. I just love to dress up in costumes and this would have been perfect for me. A third reason: you want to bring out the real “you”. Thus we arrive at Amanda and DJ’s second theme, working on the house.
One of their favorite activities is working on the house together, so what better way to capture them as a couple than to photograph them doing just that?!
Whatever your theme, we love to do new and unique things with your session, so just let us know your ideas. Our next Fun Idea Friday Blog might just be about you and your great idea!
What fun we had taking outdoor winter engagement pictures. While Alicia and Rich met at church, when it was time to pop the question, Rich proposed in Binghamton, NY’s beautiful Wolfe Park and Alicia said YES! So it only made sense to take their engagement portraits there as well. We have said it before here on this blog, but giving friends and family a glimpse into the special moments you share as a couple wins big points.
Anyway, check out the beautiful pictures and enjoy a few of our tips for taking great outdoor winter portraits.
Tips For Amazing Outdoor Winter Portraits:
1. Get a cute scarf, hat, gloves, etc. and plan on taking your pictures wearing winter gear. We want you to look happy and in love, rather than frozen. Also, wear layers. That way you can add and subtract warmth as needed throughout the session. And finally, pick bright colors to contrast with the winter foliage.
2. Bring a hot drink. It’s nice to have some coffee or cocoa waiting for you between locations.
3. Talk with your photographer ahead of time so she (or he) knows more about what kind of couple you are and what makes you, well, you. Since your engagement session is a part of your wedding package at Captured Emotions, this will have the added bonus of helping us make your wedding portraits even better as well!
4. Choose Captured Emotions as your photographer. This seemed like a given if you live in the Binghamton area, but it had to be on the list. If you don’t live in the Binghamton area, we are happy to travel so feel free to consider us anyway. If your “destination wedding” is in Boise, Idaho that’s fun too.
5. Wear a good makeup foundation. Standing in the cold will make your cheeks and nose rosy, which is adorable, but you can temper that effect by applying a good foundation before you hit the cold.
6. Have fun out there! Posed smiles are nice. Genuine joy is catching.
Upstate New York in winter is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Chances are, if you are reading this blog you already get to live here, so take advantage of it while the snow lasts.