Social media is an excellent place to see incredible engagement photos. Some look remarkably romantic, but others lean towards being quite goofy, don’t they? We’ve seen couples make so many mistakes in their engagement photos, and while some of the photos come out amusing, it’s unlikely that’s the desired effect the couples were aiming for.

Simple ideas are often the best, and the same applies to engagement photos. Couples merely have to decide what works best for them based on the history they share.

Your engagement is a significant step towards your wedding. It heralds the events of the big day and the wedding itself. Little else needs to be said about why this special moment needs to be documented, and photos are excellent mediums for you to do this.

Thus, you must secure the services of a competent and professional wedding photographer to preserve this moment, but the simple fact is, your wedding photographer can’t do everything for you. It’s your wedding, and you have the final say in particular matters.

For example, you are the one to decide the venue for the wedding and where the engagement photos will be taken. Even though this might seem simple enough to do, it’s not uncommon for couples to make mistakes that even great photography can do little to save.

We’ve highlighted some common engagement photo mistakes couples make, so be mindful of them and try to avoid them too.

  • Selecting A Location, You Are Not Comfortable With

This is easily the most common and, unfortunately, the most significant mistake couples make. As beautiful as an event space is, it will do very little in the way of forging cherished memories if it doesn’t resonate with you. Choose a location that allows you to feel true to yourself.

It’s going to be hard for you to look and be happy if your wedding is being hosted in a venue that’s not your first choice. Even the most talented wedding photographer can’t capture honest and true emotions of joy if there’s nothing there to capture in the first place.

  • Picking Multiple Outfits For The Shoot

Variety is great but only if properly approached or utilized.  It’s always great to take engagement photos where the couples don different outfits for each shoot, but you have to consider the logistics involved.

Be realistic about what you’re going to do; if you fancy taking the engagement photos at different venues or locations, consider what moving from one location to another will entail and whether there will be places you can comfortably change clothes. Ask yourself if moving around for too long in your chosen outfits across certain grounds will cause discomfort or be a hindrance in a way.

  • Putting On Uncomfortable Outfits

Don’t put on clothes for the sake of how good they look on you because doing that avails nothing if you feel uncomfortable. Forcing a smile or etching a pleasant expression on your face doesn’t do anything for engagement photos.

It is a photo shoot, and one you’ll forever remember, so you need to look and feel utterly comfortable. Granted, looking good is important too, but it’s not as important as the emotions you’ll express during that moment. And don’t forget there might be quite a bit of movement for the shoot, so consider too. It’s best to choose outfits you will look and feel both comfortable and beautiful in.


We’ve been talking about engagement photo mistakes to avoid but have you secured a UK wedding photographer for your upcoming UK wedding yet?

Heavenly Photography has an excellent track record of capturing beautiful engagement photos that lead up to equally beautiful wedding photos. Secure our services to cover your UK wedding, and we promise you engagement photos so beautiful you can’t help but smile anytime you see them!

We have years of experience and countless past clients who can vouch for how professional, talented, and skilled we are. Heavenly Photography knows what it takes to capture perfect engagement and wedding photos.

If you have a date fixed for your wedding already, reach us via +44 7974 559585, or click here to contact us and understand why we’re the best wedding photographer for your upcoming wedding!