13 Stellar Silhouette Engagement Photo Ideas

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13 Stellar Silhouette Photo Ideas for your Save the Dates!

Are you a sucker for a great silhouette photo? We are. Luck, lighting and a super creative photographer create the perfect alchemy to harnessing the drama in a beautiful silhouette engagement photo. If you want a few of these dramatic, story-telling shots in your wedding album, talk with your photographer about your desires. Many of them center around sunsets but those clever photographers…they have their ways of manipulating light and setting you apart!

Be inspired by the following stellar silhouettes as your browse image styles for your Photo Save the Dates.

 

1. This adorably-gorgeous silhouette shot was taken at Galveston Island at sunset. This couple is almost kissing–makes for an adorable silhouette!!

silhouette photo of couple at sunset

 

2. This absolutely stunning silhouette was taken at this Lake Tahoe engagement session and is quite dramatic!

silhouette photo of couple on a pier

 

3. Just LOVE the shilhouette shot from this surprise wedding proposal engagement session in Central Park.

silhouette photo of couple in engagement session

 

4. This southern wedding ended with a great silhouette photo of the bride and groom in their getaway car.

silhouette photo of couple in a car kissing

 

5. This cool and classic silhouette styles is from a football-themed e-sesh on the beach!

silhouette photo of couple on beach behind a parasol

 

6. This Chicago e-sesh features a killer nighttime silhouette with Lake Michigan and the city lights in the background.

sihlouetted-couple-on-Lake-Michigan-at-sunset

 

7. So beautiful–this New England winter wedding silhouette photo of the bride and groom features gently falling snow and a bride and groom peeking from behind an umbrella.

sihlouette-of-bride-and-groom-kissing-behind-umbrella in winter wedding

 

8. This romantic engagement session in our Nation’s Capital features a gorgeous sunset shot with Jefferson Memorial in the background.

silhouette photo of couple in Washington-DC-Engagement-Session

 

9. How fun is this twist on a photo silhouette. The tree tree takes all the credit in this intimate, eclectic Texas wedding.

silhouette photo of bride and groom on tree

 

10. This fun and clever silhouette engagement photo was taken at the beach {they shot at 4 locations for their sesh!}

beach sihlouette sunset engagement photo

 

11. This sunset silhouette in the park was taken at springtime in Seattle.

silhouette photo at sunset

 

12. Dramatic skies dominate the look and feel in this Minneapolis engagement session. WOW.

silhouette photos in Minneapolis engagement session

 

13. How can you not fall in love with this darling silhouette engagement photo taken at sunset in Santa Fe, New Mexico!?

Engagement photo at sunset at El Rancho de las Golondrina in Santa Fe, NM

Which is your favorite silhouette photo style idea?

 

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Gorgeous Mountain Engagement Shoot

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Kimberly and Nate’s mountain engagement shoot along the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock, North Carolina is jaw-dropping gorgeous. It’s obvious that Kimberly and Nate love the outdoors and certainly each other–they seem so happy and natural in this mountainous setting! Thanks Fletcher & Fletcher Photography for this vibrant love shoot in the hills!

Like Nate and Kimberly–do you have a ton of gorgeous engagement photos? And if you’re trying to narrow down your choices to use on your save the date–here are 4 areas of consideration.

On Choosing Your Save the Date Photos

4 Areas to Consider:

1. Getting Engaged
What kind of immediate connection do you want to make with your photo? From scenery to self, there are many ways to engage your guests with your photo{s}. Here, Nate and Kimberly are up close, in the center of the photo, and looking straight at us–they have our full attention. Looking comfortable in their position, their beautiful smiles draw us to themselves in a very nice, inviting way. If they were looking away from the camera, or if there was more scenery showing, we’d have a different feeling altogether.

Ask yourselves: How do we want to engage our guests? Through scenery, ourselves, surroundings, etc.

North Carolina mountain engagement session by Fletcher and Fletcher Photography

 

2. Sharing your Flair
As you look through your engagement photos, pick out the ones that seem to do the best job at communicating who you are as a couple–your unique style and personality.  In this photo, Nate and Kimberly are still the focus, but we’re drawn in to the gorgeous surroundings, too. The focus is still on them but in a bigger, broader way. Kimberly and Nate are sharing their flair for the great outdoors. Choose the photos that best represent your style and your personality.

Ask yourselves: Which photos best showcase our life and personality as a couple?

North Carolina mountain engagement photos

 

3. Depicting the Details!
From body language to the tiny surrounding elements, the smallest of details can have a big impact. Details tell another part of the story. For instance, look at the way Kimberly has her hand on Nate’s leg. It’s an affectionate gesture and we can’t help but notice its sweetness. Small gestures, body language, eye contact all communicate different things.

Ask yourselves: What details do we want to communicate?

North Carolina engagement session

Detail Ideas for Personalizing a Multi-Photo Save the Date:

When you’re in the background
With Nate and Kimberly in the background, we’re paying attention to the overall look and feel of the session and the rustic area.

When you’re in the foreground
With Nate and Kimberly in the foreground, we’re noticing them more … their expressive posture, Kimberly’s cowboy boots, whimsical wildflowers… It’s a fun and romantic moment–and we’re drawn in!

Blue Ridge Parkway NC  engagement photos

 

4. Getting the Bigger Picture
Maybe you don’t want all the attention on you. Maybe you want to tell a bigger story or give a bigger picture with your photo! What state of feeling do you want your guests to be swept away with … excitement, romance, drama, travel? Drum up those emotions with a beautiful, panoramic photo of the locale, venue, landscape, etc.

Ask yourselves: What kind of emotion do we want our guests to feel?

Blue Ridge Parkway NC  engagement photos

 

4. What’s the Focus?
Perhaps at this point, you simply want your guests to remember your wedding date! Your wedding date should be the focus. Here, Nate and Kimberly aren’t looking at us in this shot. Sure, they’re cute and all, but our attention is being pulled to that adorable DIY save the date banner–and their wedding date.

DIY save the date banner

Cute. Romantic. Fun. And still–the focus is on their wedding date.

Save the Date banner by Fletcher and Fletcher Photography

 

So, which comes first … the design or the photo?
It depends. Sometimes you just know–especially after you’ve thought through the considerations of how you want to engage your guests, the most important details,  where you want the focus to be, and what kind of emotion you want your guests to feel when they receive your Save the Date. Whichever you fall in love with first–your photo or your save the date design, no worries! Every design at MagnetStreet is totally customizable. You can adjust the colors and fonts to really get the exact look and feel you’re going for anyways!

Tell us, which consideration is most important to you?

Browse One Photo Save the Dates.
Browse Multi-photo Save the Dates.

NC mountain engagement photos

Blue Ridge Parkway NC engagement photos

Congratulations Nate and Kimberly!

credits

Photographer:  Fletcher & Fletcher Photography
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Engagement Photo Idea: Props

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Meet Kayla and Jacob. Today, we’re kicking off our series of 3 engagement sessions featuring props! What’s a prop? Anything that lends support. So, as far as engagement photography goes, props can be anything from physical items that you hold in your hand or wear on your body, to even a building, tree, or babbling brook … anything really.

5 REASONS WHY USING PROPS IN YOUR ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS IS A GREAT IDEA:

1. Props help to show off your personality, flair, hobby and unique wedding style.
2. Props add visually interesting elements to your photos.
3. Props bring a level of drama and storytelling to your e-session.
4. Props can be used to introduce your wedding theme on a multi-photo Save the Date postcard or magnet.
5. Using props encourages spontaneity–avoiding awkward or unauthentic posing. Plus, it’s just plain fun!

Among the first words Kayla spoke to her photographer were “I’ve got a 23 piece vintage camera collection I plan on using for decor at the wedding.” So what did Kayla and Becca from B. Jones Photography do? They collaborated on concept, outfits, and props for this sweet session that hints at their upcoming wedding. Enjoy!

Engagement photo props-by B. Jones Photography

Vintage engagement shoot by B. Jones Photography

Engagement photo props-by B. Jones Photography

Engagement photo props-by B. Jones Photography

Engagement photo props-by B. Jones Photography

Engagement photo props-by B. Jones Photography

Engagement photo props-by B. Jones Photography

Vintage engagement shoot by B. Jones Photography

Vintage engagement shoot by B. Jones Photography

Vintage engagement shoot by B. Jones Photography

engagement photography using vintage props

Vintage engagement shoot by B. Jones Photography

Want props to be part of your engagement photography?

Start an Engagement Photo Ideas board on Pinterest and start pinning ideas now! See you tomorrow when we feature our 2nd engagement session and MORE PROP IDEAS.

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Much thanks to Becca for sharing this darling session with us!

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Wine Valley Golf Course Wedding

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We’re absolutely in love with Crystal and Manuel’s simply elegant golf course wedding from Wilton Photography today. Where to begin … Crystal and Manuel got ready and had their first look pictures at the historic and stately The Marcus Whitman Hotel. Their outdoor wedding took place at the Wine Valley Golf Course and for their ceremony backdrop–mountains and rolling wheat fields. A wedding with a view … and the expansive sky only added to the sweet romance of the day. Enjoy!

Pre-wedding/First look: The Marcus Whitman Hotel, Walla Walla, WA
Location: Wine Valley Golf Course
Wedding Colors: Blush Pink, Charcoal, White

Marcus Whitman Hotel and golf course wedding

The Marcus Whitman Hotel, an historic landmark in Walla Walla, WA

Marcus Whitman Hotel and golf course wedding

Wine Valley Golf Course Wedding by Wilton Photography

Wine Valley Golf Course Wedding by Wilton Photography

Wine Valley Golf Course Wedding by Wilton Photography

Wine Valley Golf Course Wedding by Wilton Photography

Wine Valley Golf Course Wedding by Wilton Photography

Wine Valley Golf Course Wedding by Wilton Photography

Wine Valley Golf Course Wedding by Wilton Photography

Wine Valley Golf Course Wedding by Wilton Photography

Wine Valley Golf Course Wedding by Wilton Photography

Wine Valley Golf Course Wedding by Wilton Photography

Wine Valley Golf Course Wedding by Wilton Photography

Wine Valley Golf Course Wedding by Wilton Photography

Wine Valley Golf Course Wedding by Wilton Photography

Wine Valley Golf Course Wedding by Wilton Photography

Wine Valley Golf Course Wedding by Wilton Photography

Wine Valley Golf Course Wedding by Wilton Photography

Wine Valley Golf Course Wedding

Wine Valley Golf Course Wedding by Wilton Photography

Wine Valley Golf Course Wedding by Wilton Photography

Photographer:  Wilton Photography
Caterer: Bon Appetit
Bakery:Phil & Sally’s Bakery
Floral Designer:Florals by Becky Brammer
Pre Ceremony Location: The Marcus Whitman Hotel
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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