Our NYC and NJ engagement photographers serve locally in a waterfront North Jersey: Weehawken, Jersey City, Hoboken. We also offer extended service in metro New York – Soho, High Line, Meatpacking District, Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park, etc. We can travel to other awesome photography places around the world. We specialize in creative engagement photography and modern engagement photos. Besides a fun photo session in different locations, we can plan with you on other creative engagement ideas such as a story theme, couture shoot, modern vintage styled with cool props, sexy couple boudoir, and special request. Makeup, hair, and fashion pieces are available as option. Most clients start off with an email inquiry, from there we will suggest a time range for the session and also engagement photo locations and ideas. Photography spots and style includes urban, industrial, modern structures, vintage area, beach, casual, romantic architecture, nature, and even mix & match. Other engagement photo ideas include a themed shoot, a story shoot, a styled shoot, couture shoot, and couple boudoir session.
Here are our Engagement photo tips and prop ideas:
Clothing choice – We recommend 1 out for the 1 or 2 hour session and 2 outfit changes for the 3 hour session. For example, for a three hour plus night time New York City engagement session, you can have outfit 1 at Central Park for photo spots like Bethesda terrace, Bethesda fountain, bow bridge, and the green area. When we get to Brooklyn and walk on the Brooklyn Bridge during sunset, you can change to outfit 2. Lastly, save the most dress-up outfit for the night time at waterfront overlooking NYC skyline and the bridges. It’s also a good idea to choose lighter colors and simple patterns during the day. Darker colors and fancier choice for the night time engagement pictures. Many times your engagement photographer will ask you to sit on the grass / bench / floor and lean on walls, so dress comfortably for those situations. Additionally, for the ladies, do bring comfortable shoes to walk around and switch to heels during the photos.
Engagement props – We encourage all types of props for the engagement session. It can be something sentimental ( favorite soda, coffee mug, books, movie ), handmade ( banner, save the date sign, old photos board ), and even something big ( car, vintage trailer, styled shoot props ). Some clients also setup a scene for the fun style engagement photos: a music station with guitar and drum, a picnic area with wine and small bites, a vintage backdrop with vinyl craft chandelier hanging on the tree and photo banners, etc etc. Dogs and cats are also welcome for your session!
If you are not into DIY or not much of a crafty person, many websites also sell engagement photo props such as Esty.com. You can also find tons of props and also craft items from store like Hobby Lobby, Marshall Homegoods, AC Moore and Michael’s.
Story Style – Not all engagement photos have to be like a casual date in different locations. You can talk to us about how you meet each other and interesting stories you both shared. We can plan with you and photograph your engagement as if it’s telling a story, much like stills from movie. Simple love story, a suspense, and even a themed storyline will be fun. Check our NJ and NYC engagement photographers out on Pinterest to find more unique ideas for your engagement photography.