Engagement Photo Idea: Sweep Her Off Her Feet

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Mother of the Bride, is the engagement photo session for your daughter and son-in-law to-be fast approaching? If they are compiling ideas to share with their photographer, here’s one today that they might want to add to their list.

A sweep her off her feet shot is both romantic and fun and could easily be included in the shoot no matter the locale. The beach shot above is beautiful, but a similar shot taken at a park, in a hayfield, on a university campus, or on a downtown street or mountainside can be equally perfect. The love and fun will shine through whatever the setting.

So MOB, see if your darling girl’s groom would like to sweep her off her feet again—this time for the camera!

*You might also like to read Engagement Photo Idea: Include Heart Balloons!, Engagement Photo Idea: The Eskimo Kiss!, Engagement Photos: Consider a Night Shoot, and Engagement Photo Idea: Frame That Moment!

*Flickr photo by Ryan Smith Photography, Creative Commons License

Cute Engagement Photo Idea: Include the Dog!

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Mother of the Bride, does your daughter have a running list of possible engagement photo ideas to share with their wedding photographer?

If so—and if your little gal and her guy have a much loved dog (or other pet)—here’s an idea you’ll want to share with her pronto. Have the photographer include their pooch in a shot!

Including the couple’s dog is such a fun idea, and I especially like the super cute way it’s done in the photo above—doggie in the center with the Mr. & Mrs.-to-be planting kisses on him or her at the same time. Of course, the photographer will probably take a series of shots with the dog, so I’m sure they’ll be sure to get several great photos.

So MOB, share this photo with your sweet couple and keep your eyes peeled for other unique ideas. They’ll appreciate every great idea you can send their way!

*You might also like to read Engagement Photos: Consider a Night Shoot, Engagement Photo Idea: Bike Fun!, Engagement Photo Idea: Show Off the Ring, and Engagement Photo Idea: Frame That Moment!

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*Flickr photo by Corey Ann, Creative Commons License

Engagement Photo Idea: Include Heart Balloons!

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Mother of the Bride, don’t you love how fun and creative engagement photos are today? Sure, the photographer may have your soon-to-be Mr. & Mrs. pose for a traditional shot or two, but the more creative shots capturing the personality of the couple or the depth of their love are the ones you’ll love the most.

Pictured above is an engagement photo idea too cute not to pass along—heart balloons included in a shot where the couple is kissing. Isn’t this a super sweet photo? So much love expressed through the kiss as well as the hearts. What a fun shot filled with the promise of a lifetime of love. Romance and fun at the same time make this shot a winner, a real must-have photo to commemorate your little girl’s engagement.

So why not show this heart balloon idea to your daughter, MOB, and see if she and her honey would like to include something similar in their engagement photo session. After all, their hearts are already soaring in love. They might as well picture it, right?!

*You might also like to read Engagement Photos: Consider a Night Shoot, Engagement Photo Idea: Bike Fun!, Engagement Photo Idea: Playground Fun, and Engagement Photo Idea: Frame That Moment!

*Flickr photo by Bert Palmer, Creative Commons License

Engagement Photo Idea: The Eskimo Kiss!

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Mother of the Bride, are you collecting engagement photo ideas for the soon-to-be Mr. and Mrs. in your life? If not, start your list today. There are some awesome ideas out there right now. I have a few here on my site (will list a few below) and I also have an Engagement Photos Pinterest board you might want to check out.

Today I have a super cute idea for you—an Eskimo kiss shot! Such a nose-to-nose shot could either look very romantic with the eyes closed (as pictured above) or playful and fun with eyes open and the couple laughing or scrunching noses. The photographer could take both kinds of shots. They’ll probably both be keepers, huh?

So save this idea, MOB. Your daughter and her intended will have a ball playing Eskimos—and you’ll all end up with another great engagement photo!

*You might also like to read Engagement Photo Idea: Show Off the Ring, Engagement Photos: Consider a Night Shoot, Engagement Photo Idea: Playground Fun, Engagement Photo Idea: Frame That Moment!, and Engagement Photo Idea: Bike Fun!

*Flickr photo by Tela Chhe, Creative Commons License

Engagement Photo Idea: Show Off the Ring

4641589345_a74996f89f_zMother of the Bride, are you getting excited about your sweet couple getting their engagement photos done? Professional photographers have gotten very creative in capturing all the love and anticipation of an engaged couple so it’s fun to look forward to the great shots he or she will come up with.

I love everything about the shot above that showcases the engagement ring. The couple showing off the ring by loosely holding hands with the bride-to-be’s hand on top of her fiancé’s. The casual feel of the photo with the happy couple dressed in jeans. The bokeh  background that allows the couple’s hands to be the focus of the photo. And the black and white finish that helps highlight the sparkle of the ring. It’s all perfect, isn’t it?

Why not suggest this shot to your darling daughter, MOB? I bet she will love it. And you will score some big MOB points for suggesting it. Gotta love a win-win like that!

*You might also like to read Engagement Photos: Consider a Night Shoot, Engagement Photo Idea: Playground Fun, Engagement Photo Idea: Frame That Moment!, and Engagement Photo Idea: Bike Fun!

*The next issue of Life Notes, my quarterly inspirational newsletter, comes out this week. Sign up is free and to the right!

*Flickr photo by Tela Chhe, Creative Commons License