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The Best Formats and Styles for Engagement Photography

Dec 17

It can be confusing to understand engagement photography. The most important thing is to decide which style you prefer. This will ensure that your photos are authentic and allow for more creative angles and poses. Each style has its strengths. They can capture emotions and moments between friends or family while still maintaining good relationships.

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Why aren't all photos posted? The best photos are ones where the couple can share sweet words or laugh together. These are the things that top engagement photographers look for. They will also look for photos if you are interested in candid imagery.

These are some of the most common styles and formats for engagement photography by Puretouch Photography:

Pure Photojournalistic Engagement Photography

A photojournalistic engagement shoot is a simple, unassisted process in which the photographer takes a few people out on their own. This format works well for couples that have a common theme and can act naturally without paying too much attention to the world around them. The first step is to find the perfect spot for photos. This often means that you will need to look around until you find the right spot. Next, you will need to set the scene with props from nature. To capture these special moments, it is important to keep your subjects apart.

Manhattan Beach in Los Angeles is a great example of a perfect spot. This is where they met and it's a great place to capture their love on film.

The couple can be seen playing on the pier or walking along the shoreline with their towel-clad feet as the waves crash onto the sand.

Photographs of Assisted Engagement

As your photographer helps you select scenes, assisted engagement photography can be more nostalgic and traditional. This format is great for couples who don’t know where or what they want to shoot. This format allows for both partners to feel at ease being photographed by another person, while still maintaining genuine interactions during photo shoots.

This session allows the photographer to get recommendations from clients on different locations. The photographer then chooses one location per event and time frame. We do this within our comfort zones to ensure that everything flows smoothly together.

Combination Photojournalistic and Assisted Photography

Combination engagement photography is a great way to capture your love story. This type of romantic documentation blends fine art and photojournalism to create a more engaging experience for the couple. You can find something for every taste.

One example would be an outdoor photoshoot in Orange County near Laguna Beach. They would begin with portraits, then go on to scenic bluffs to capture all the beauty of the day.