Here at The Knot, we’ve seen our fair share of beautiful engagement photos. Heck, if I ever get engaged (don’t jinx me!) I’ll wrestle my to-be-fiancé into getting them. But as it turns out, engagement photo sessions just aren’t for everyone. Here are some tips to avoid the photo faux pas these couples made.
1 of 5
Go to the Bathroom Beforehand
Frankly, this seems like a given. No one wants documentation of when nature calls.
2 of 5
Be On the Same Page
When it comes to something as simple as where to point, you should definitely know what your vision is. Going in different directions? Marriage might not be the next best step...am I right?
3 of 5
Avoid Anything Phallic
This too should be a no-brainer. Keep in mind, your parents and friends are probably going to be taking a peak at these shots on your wedding website, so you should probably keep it PG.
4 of 5
Leave the Acrobatics at Home
I'll admit, I do love a good spidey-kiss, but the hanging part in this shot kind of creeps me out. Try this pose on the ground instead. I can almost promise it will be 100% prettier.
From: Cumberland, ME (small town girl with big-city aspirations). Ideal groom: Gael Garcia Bernal or Javier Bardem -- less No Country for Old Men, more Vicky Christina Barcelona. Veil or no veil: Definitely veil. One thing I would never leave home without: A good book (and chapstick). Piece I look forward to every week:Style Stalker.See my favorite wedding ideas here! And follow me on Twitter @amanda__black read more
No matter where you wed, first impressions are essential. A personalized entryway will make your site more welcoming and help guests feel at home almost immediately. If you're having an outdoor wedding, hang leis of orchids or sun-catching glass ornaments on the surrounding trees. For a ballroom, have your florist create an escort card table arrangement with plenty of height so it's the first thing guests see. A rustic affair calls for tons of lanterns lining the pathways.