Engagement Photo Ideas
If you’re looking for engagement photo ideas, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve put together some of the best highlights from our previous engagement sessions. Whether you’re looking for engagement photo outfit ideas, romantic engagement photo ideas, or just engagement photo shoot ideas in general, we hope this collection of images will be helpful to you!
"We had a great experience! Jaimie guided us through our engagement session with such ease. She spent time prior over the phone and via email educating us on how to not only pick our outfits but how to make our poses not ‘pose-y’. Our engagement shoot seemed to only last a few minutes, it was never awkward and I know both my fiance and I loved it. Jaimie gave us direction while still allowing our personalities to shine through! Definitely would recommend her to anyone!"
– Meredith Runge
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"Jaimie and Kyle did our engagement and wedding photos. They were phenomenal to work with and we absolutely loved how our photos turned out. They were super transparent and paid a lot of attention to detail through with the whole planning process and delivered amazing photos from both of our sessions. They were easygoing, laid back, fun to work with, and relatable, which helped us relax and enjoy the sessions even more. I would absolutely recommend if you need a photographer in the ATL area."
– Rachel Bagnik
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"We had the best experience with Jaimie taking our engagement pictures at Piedmont Park! My fiancé and I are clueless in front of the camera but Jaimie guided us the whole way through and it was much less uncomfortable than we were expecting! ... She was so well organized throughout the entire process of scheduling, preparing, and executing the engagement photos and it was very evident that she has a lot of experience... So glad we chose Jaimie for our engagement photos!"
– Tara Sarno
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Portrait sessions include:
- Up to 75 minutes (more time available on request)
- One Photographer
- Planning Session & Resources
- Posing Guidance for Natural Photos
- Quick Delivery Times
- Up to 2 Outfits
- Coverage at a single location
~ 150 - 250 Professionally Edited JPG Files
- Personal Print Release
- Complimentary Ordering Premiere
- Complimentary Online Gallery
Starting at $799
- Weekend/ Holiday Availability
- Additional Time, Locations, & Outfits
- Expedited Delivery (Same Day, Next Day & 1 Week)
- “NDA” / Privacy of Photographs Agreement
- Lighting/ General Assistant
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Can I just see a full price menu?
Starting prices are listed on our site. To provide you with the most accurate & up to date pricing for your portrait session, please contact our studio directly. As soon as you've submitted the email form, check your inbox & spam filters right away! You will be automatically be sent a quote for your selected portrait session (in most instances).
You will then be prompted to schedule a quick 15 minute phone call to further discuss your photography needs. A custom quote may then be provided for you if your selected session date or location require additional fees. (WhatsApp calling also available for those outside of the USA.)
Photography is a huge decision - we want to do our best to provide you with the most accurate information for your session!
Who will be my photographer(s)?
How many photos will I get?
The number of images delivered from Portrait Sessions will range based on the type of Portrait Session selected. Session length, outfit choices, and location(s) can affect the final number of images delivered.
After you contact our studio, you will receive an automated email with a quote & pricing information included. The number of images you can expect from your session will be included in the attached quote.
Do I get ALL of the photos from my session?
See previous question for how many images to expect from your Portrait Session. Prior to delivering your Portrait Session Images, we remove duplicate images, test photos, blurry photos, and any other images that might dilute the quality of the overall end product. Learn more about the Editing & Post Production Process here.
What photography equipment do you use?
We use all the photography equipments! Haha, but seriously we bring whatever equipment we need to get the job done and then some. With camera & equipment rentals available to photographers all throughout the United States (and probably the world), we can also rent additional equipment at any time if a particular job requires equipment we don’t already own.
Do you include videography services?
As we are primarily a wedding photography studio, we specialize in creating the best possible photography. Although we do not currently offer videography as a service, we include a Preferred Vendors List (videographers included) to all of our booked clients.
Do you have insurance?
Yes. We have general liability insurance and equipment insurance. We are happy to provide proof of insurance if your venue requires it.
How long have you been photographing portraits?
Jaimie Dee Photography was established in 2008! Learn more about their background & experience here.
Can you help me pick out my portrait session location?
Absolutely! We're happy to make personal recommendations based on previous places we've worked at in the past.
Additionally we've put together a Session Location Brainstorming Guide here.
You can also find a List of Ideas of Indoor Locations here.
And we've made available our previous client sessions for you to view as inspiration here.
All Portrait Sessions also include a complimentary Planning Call to review location & outfit ideas based on the end product you're looking to create from your images.
Can you photograph my portrait session in Switzerland/ Japan/ Hawaii/ insert cool place for portraits here!
Yes, yes, and yassssss. We love to travel & service clients all over the globe. We simply charge additionally for travel + accommodation in addition to our regular collection pricing.
Do you offer any discounts?
There are very few circumstances in which we offer discounts. We do, however, offer value-added specials from time to time as part of our Consultation Booking Special.
My session location is very dark – Do you bring additional lighting?
YES! We bring…. ALL OF THE LIGHTS….. (Rihanna, anyone? 😜). On camera flashes, off camera flashes, and even video lights that act as personal spot lights (so you can ….. shine bright like a diamond…..😝). We bring lighting equipment to prepare for just about any situation that may or may not arise. And on the off chance your venue is a dark aquarium or a location that doesn’t permit additional lighting, we photograph with professional grade equipment that specializes in low light situations.
Additionally, if you opt for a night time or later evening session, a security officer fee may also be required depending on your selected Portrait Session location.
Do you edit ALL of my photos?
Yes we do! All of the images we deliver from our Portrait Sessions are corrected for color & exposure – meaning the images will be brightened or darkened as necessary and colors are edited to look as true to life as possible with a little added pop. We then do a natural beauty style edit that includes subtle skin smoothing, teeth whitening, and eye brightening – including the under eye area. We also do our best to light and pose our clients correctly while photographing to create the most flattering images for every skin type, body size and shape – this should minimize the need for additional retouching. Our goal while photographing is to create the most flattering images that shouldn’t require additional retouching most of the time. (Learn more about our Editing & Post Production Process here)
Do you offer additional retouching? Like SUPER skin smoothing, ULTRA teeth whitening, body shaping, object removal, etc?
Your images are initially edited to look as true to life as possible with a little added pop (learn more about the process here). If you require additional custom retouching, we include this service complimentary for art pieces commissioned during your Ordering Premiere (learn more here). Your commissioned art pieces will be retouched to your level of specification to the best of our abilities, and even tinted or toned to perfectly match any room you wish to place your artwork in.
Additional Custom Retouching is currently only available for art pieces commissioned at your Order Premiere and currently unavailable as a stand alone service. If you have additional questions on this, feel free to contact us.
Do you back up our images?
Yaaaaaaas. And our backups have backups! While photographing images on the location, our professional grade cameras record identical images to two separate cf/ sd cards simultaneously. Upon returning to our studio, images are immediately uploaded to our local server as well as well as backed up by the cloud to an offsite server. The cf/ sd cards are then stored in a fire proof/ waterproof secure vault on site until the images are shared with you in an online photo gallery. At any given time there are 2-3 copies of your photos stored on and offsite. (Learn more about the Backup & Post Production Process here)
What happens if we cancel or reschedule our Portrait Session?
Rescheduling policies differ based on the particular Portrait Session booked.
For Sessions that require a very particular date regardless of rain or shine, an indoor backup location is required. Additionally, we require a signed photography contract and a retainer payment. This ensures your Photographer does not accept other photography work on your desired date & time. In the event of a cancellation or rescheduled Portrait Session, our studio suffers a loss. If this cancellation/ rescheduling occurs 14 days or more before your session, liquidated damages include your retainer payment. If this cancellation/ rescheduling occurs within 14 or less of your session, then liquidated damaged include all monies paid.
For Sessions that require date flexibility in the event of inclement weather, we have an Inclement Weather Policy in place in addition to the cancellation/ rescheduling policies listed above.
Contact the studio for more information for your particular Portrait Session.
Outdoor Engagement Photo Ideas to Capture Perfect Moment
Capturing the perfect moment on an outdoor engagement portrait session can be daunting. Here are some creative outdoor engagement photo ideas to help capture those special memories.
Looking for some creative outdoor engagement photo ideas? From romantic sunsets and natural landscapes to quirky backdrops and props, there are countless ways to capture the playful, loving vibes of your special day. Here are some fun and unique ideas to help you create unforgettable engagement photos!
Adventure portraits are all about capturing the genuine connection between a couple in an outdoorsy setting. You can include activities like bike riding, skateboarding, or rock climbing for an unforgettable portrait session. It can be a great way to show off your niche hobbies and passions as well! With adventure portraits, the possibilities are endless!
Picnics in the Park
Nothing beats a romantic picnic in the park! Pack up a basket full of your favorite goodies, pick a beautiful day and location, and you’re good to go. For some extra fun, you can draw inspiration from your favorite classic movies (ie: Lady and The Tramp spaghetti dinner kiss). It’s guaranteed to make for a memorable portrait you will treasure for years to come. For parks, we love Piedmont Park, Kennesaw Mountain, Vines Mansion, and other surrounding areas!
Visit a Local Landmark
Plan a visit to a memorable or iconic spot in your area. This can be anything from a local park, mountain peak, (man-made) beach, or even abandoned ruins. Getting creative with the landmarks around you provides an interesting backdrop for your photos/ portraits that are sure to stand out from the rest. If you’re struggling for inspiration, ask locals where they recommend visiting for some of the best scenery – chances are, you’ll find yourself exploring new and breathtaking locations!
If you’re lucky enough to have a beach nearby (man-made or otherwise), plan for a beautiful sunset engagement session on the sand! The water will provide an incredible backdrop as you stand in front of it with your partner. Nothing beats the tranquil sound of waves crashing against the shore while you capture some romantic and serene photos. Don’t forget to take advantage of the sunset light to create stunningly colorful images!
Stroll Through an Outdoor Market
Visiting an outdoor market or festival can provide a lively backdrop for your engagement photos. Explore the stalls and capture images of yourselves as you wander around, finding treasures together and exploring the local sights and sounds. This will add personality and creativity to your photos while letting your unique relationship shine through.
More Engagement Photo Ideas That Will Take Your Breath Away
Capturing special moments in an engagement photo session can be a lot of fun! Here are some additional fabulous ideas that will definitely make your big day stand out.
When it comes to engagement photo sessions, having interesting ideas for poses and backgrounds is key! From finding the perfect lighting indoors, to utilizing props and accessories to create a certain atmosphere, there are so many creative ways to make your session memorable. Here are some fresh and fun ideas that you can adapt for an unforgettable engagement photo shoot.
Get Creative with Colors and Textures
Bring some bold and vibrant colors into your engagement photos by adding texture to the backdrop. Textured materials, such as velvet or faux fur, are great for creating a romantic atmosphere in your photos. You can also go bolder with bright colors and patterns as props that will surely stand out in any photo! Investing in a few statement pieces can really help upgrade the overall look of your session.
Use Props and Decor to Add a Touch of Whimsy
Props can be a fun way to spruce up any engagement shoot! They provide an interesting and sometimes silly touch that will make your photos stand out. Choose props that have meaning to you both, such as items that represent “inside jokes” or ones that signify major milestones in your relationship. From signage to ribbons and balloons; bring along a few select props to create some unique and memorable photos!
Strike Some Unique Poses in Unexpected Locations
No two couples are the same and your engagement photos should reflect that! Dare to be different by striking some unique poses in unexpected places. Think outside the box and get creative. Strike a pose in the kitchen, lying across the bed or stacked up on a chair – the possibilities are endless! Experiment and have fun with it; this is your moment to shine after all.
Go for a Choreographed Dance Sequence!
Nothing is more romantic than a choreographed dance sequence for your engagement photos. The trick here is to practice beforehand and make sure that the moves are captured perfectly in the pictures. If you want to get creative with it, look up some simple dance routines online or come up with something original. This could be a great opportunity to share your love story in a very unique way!