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Friday, April 18, 2014

Five Faves for Friday…Props for an Engagement Photo Shoot

Did you just get engaged?
Maybe over the holidays
or Valentine's Day…
If so & you're planning an engagement shoot
there's more to think about than just a photographer.
What do you want the images to reflect? Do you want to keep
them simple or do you want to tell a story?
Props can help you tell your unique story. Just make sure it
is personal & authentic. They should capture
a special moment in time, but also be timeless.

Here are a few items that you might want to incorporate
into your session. And find more on our Pinterest board "engagement shoot inspiration".

1. Suitcases & Trunks

this perfectly chippy trunk makes the image
so much more adorable…don't ya think?

The Schultzes Photography

perfectly styled suitcases with the wedding date & monogram

Two One Photography

suitcases, tent, blanket & lanterns at the campsite

2. Upholstered Seating

a gorgeous little vignette with upholstered chairs
& an AMAZING mantel

Green Wedding Shoes

a cute little upholstered settee in the woods ~
I like the rustic & chic mix

easy yet gorgeous styling with this vintage victorian chair

Abi Ruth Photography

a gorgeous vintage settee with a rustic "barn" backdrop…
this would be gorgeous for an engagement photo session

Green Wedding Shoes

3. Bicycles

a vintage bicycle by the barn

bikes under the trees ready for a picnic

4. Blankets

the perfect cozy quilt to show your love
wrapped up together at dusk

The only prop used was this plaid blanket
& the shoot turned out super sweet

The Sweetest Occasion 

another cute use of a flannel blanket

similar but with a fabulous quilt ~ love!

Green Wedding Shoes

5. Signage

a simple message using Scrabble letters

I LOVE the sign
& the fabulous victorian settee placed in an orchard

And definitely take advantage of this photoshoot to get your save-the-date image to send out to guests…
Look at this cute idea with the chalkboard tin cans on the bike.

Wedding Chicks

But, most important stay true to yourself & share your love
for each other. This is a precious moment in time
that will be captured forever. Writing this post makes me want to schedule an "engagement photo shoot" for our 3rd anniversary since we never had one done. We'll see!

If you're in Northern California looking for vintage prop rentals, check out our rental page & our Instagram page for all of the newest additions! We're adding items daily.

What are you going to incorporate into your photo shoot?

Cheers ~ Erica