The engagement portrait session is the precursor to your wedding day. You’ve likely put a few hours of thought and planning into the way you want the images to turn out. As an Atlanta, Georgia wedding photographer, I shudder to think there are people who do nothing with their lovely engagement photos. *Gasp!* Today I’m sharing with you 10 creative ways to use your engagement portraits.
Creating a photo wall doesn’t have to happen all at once. Start with three of your favorite engagement photos and build out from there. Remember, you’ll have lots more to print once you get your wedding photos!
This one will be more appealing to the creative types. However, making a scrapbook can be as simple or eccentric as you want it to be. If you’re not convinced, there’s always the option of ordering a photo album online.
I love Evermine for wine bottle labels! I am a sucker for anything that adds a little customization to the event and creating a set of wine bottle labels is a subtle way to do just that.
Christmas is my favorite time of year so i’m all for this idea! Chase and I created our 2016 Christmas cards using our engagement photos and everyone loved them!
There are tons of websites these days that make it super easy to order things like this. You just upload what images you want to use, select the card design, click order and within a week or two they show up in your mailbox! Easy Peasy!
This was one of our favorite things to gift our families the Christmas that followed our wedding. I create photo albums for our parents, prints with pretty frames, ordered prints for me and Chase, to name a few. Weddings are expensive and although I’m biased toward photographs, I do feel like we should be able to get the most out of all the money we spend on the wedding photography. After all, that’s all we have (besides the marriage, duh!) once the wedding has ended.
Opt for photos that convey your true personalities. Posed images are nice and by all means, use a few of them on your site as well. Using the beautiful, very real, candid moments will evoke much more emotion from the guests who visit your wedding website! Plus, showing off the images that capture your authentic selves is just the best in general. 😉
There are some really cool websites that offer calendar building. One of the most unique calendar’s I’ve seen was a Social Print Studio Calendar. They’re pretty affordable and small enough to use on a desk or kitchen counter.
Post your photos to social media apps, like Instagram, using your wedding hashtag! Continue using your hashtag at other wedding festivities like bridal showers and the bachelorette trip!
Ideas for doing this can be as simple or as unique and eccentric as you want. Below is a list I’ve put together for inspiration. (While everyone is different and to each their own, this list is created to inspire ideas, not to suggest you should do everything on the list)
Which idea was your favorite? What other ideas can you add to this list that I may not have mentioned? Drop a comment for me! I love hearing from my readers. 🙂