Planning Your Engagement Photos in PEI

Planning for your engagement photos can be a daunting task, but with a little preparation and thought, you can ensure that your photos are not only beautiful, but also reflect the unique and special love that you share. In this blog post, we will go over some key things to consider when planning for your engagement photos, including location, poses, wardrobe, and timing.

1. Location

First and foremost, location is a crucial element of engagement photography. The location should be meaningful to you as a couple and should reflect your personalities and interests. Whether it’s a scenic park, a city skyline, or even your own backyard, the location should provide a beautiful backdrop for your photos.

Our Studio
Our private photo studio is an option for a controlled space, where you don’t have to worry about rain or wind. This is the ideal choice for headshots and closeups of you two, with the perfect lighting every time. Plus – you’ll be able to see each shot on a computer monitor seconds after the photo is taken, assuring you that you got the perfect shot.

There are many options for a memorable location. Maybe where you had your first date or kiss; your favourite spot you enjoy going to; on the farm; on a boat; somewhere scenic like at a beach; picnic in the park; or the Preserve Company Gardens of Hope.

2. Poses

Poses are another important aspect of engagement photography. While it’s important to have some traditional posed shots, candid and natural shots are also important. It’s a good idea to discuss the type of poses you are comfortable with and what you envision for your photos with your photographer. They can guide you on how to pose, how to interact with each other, and how to make the most of the location.

Have you been looking through examples of couple photoshoots to know how you want to pose in your pictures? We’ll grab some candid shots, but will also offer some directing to get the perfect shot.

Everyone is comfortable with different levels of public display of affection. Whether it be holding hands, a tight embrace or a sweet kiss, do what feels natural to you and your love will come across in the photo.

Do you want to incorporate any props? Did you two meet on a sports team; want to pop a bottle of champagne; a cute sign saying “we’re engaged”; and we can’t forget about your loveable dog.

3. Timing

Along with location, timing is an essential aspect to consider when planning for your engagement photos. The best time to take photos is typically in the early morning or late afternoon, when the light is soft and the colors are warm. This is known as the “golden hour” and it is the most flattering light for photography. It’s also important to consider the time of year, as certain seasons may offer better lighting or more colorful landscapes.


4. Wardrobe

Wardrobe is also a key element to consider when planning for your engagement photos. It’s important to choose clothing that is comfortable and that you feel good in. Coordinating outfits can be a great idea, but it’s not necessary. Outfits that complement each other are a great idea. We do suggest you avoid busy prints and logos that can be distracting. Also consider the location and the time of year when choosing your wardrobe.

The most important thing is that you both feel confident and comfortable in what you’re wearing.

It’s a good idea to ask around and maybe scroll through Pinterest to get some ideas of what you’re looking for in your PEI engagement photos. 

In conclusion, planning for your engagement photos takes a little thought and preparation, but with the right location, poses, wardrobe, and timing, you can ensure that your photos are beautiful, meaningful and truly reflect the unique and special love that you share. Remember to communicate with Sandpiper Studios, they will help you to create the perfect photos that you will treasure for a lifetime.

Hi Martin, These are all so great! Thank you soo much I cant wait to see them all.