Hobbies & Interests
Your photos should reflect your unique relationship, so try incorporating engagement photo props that represent your personalities and interests. Music buffs should consider taking their photographer to a concert or record store where they can play with vinyl (above). Perhaps you two love the outdoors and head to the river every chance you get? Bring a couple of fishing poles along like this couple (below) for a few playful photos.
Do your friends live for your dinner party game nights? Do you two get a little too competitive? Well, like this couple below, an appropriate engagement picture pose might be a particularly intense round of board games.
Maybe the two of you have very different interests — which is totally okay! You can find a way to represent both of you with your engagement photo props: If you love photography and he's a writer, try something like this couple below who are holding up their camera and a stack of books.
Many couples want engagement photo props that reflect the time of year. Spring sessions benefit from pretty flowers and even a boho crown (below). Have him blend in with a subtle floral patterned shirt.
Sweets & Treats
When you want your new sparkler to have a starring role, there is no better engagement photo prop than something sweet. Rest it on a dollop of sprinkled buttercream (below, left) or as the topping of a s'more.
Local Landmarks as Backdrops
Sometimes the best engagement photo props are local landmarks that can play a dynamic supporting role in your photos. This bright Ocean City mural (below) added so much character to this couple's engagement photos.
Proud of your roots? Show them off with engagement photo props like this Nashville couple above, who broke out their cowboy boots and pickup truck for a night out on the town.
The Chicago bride and groom below cleverly chose to weave themselves into their landmark prop by posing with these sculptured figures.
When you live in NYC, you're pretty much surrounded by iconic landmarks to feature as engagement photo props. For an elegant ent shoot idea, this couple opted to pose with the Empire State Building in the background (a very An Affair to Remember moment).
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