How to Avoid Bad Engagement Photos

We have all seen some pretty bad engagement photos. Whether you were giggling at photos in the depths of the Internet or cringing at someone you know’s photos, we’re bet you were happy they weren’t yours. When it comes to your own engagement photos, we have some tips on how to avoid bad results. Read on…

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1. Be naturals. In order to have candid and natural looking photos, you genuinely have to act that way. Try as best as you can to forget that the camera is there, and just be. Have a conversation with your fiancé about something funny, pretend to be on vacation, or observe something in the distance. If you are doing something naturally, your photos won’t look staged. Avoid corny poses at all costs.

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2. Pick a photographer that has good chemistry with you both. There are probably a lot of options for photographers near you. Just Googling “wedding photographer in the GTA” will return hundreds of viable results. We think it’s a good idea to narrow down your choices to a handful of photographers based on their portfolios, and then meet with them in person for a quick chat. What vision do you share for the photos? Do you get along well or is your interaction awkward? Take all of these observations into account when choosing your photographer.

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3. Avoid props that may become outdated. We get it, engagement photos can all look the same: the happy couple, the ring, the candid laugh, etc. Sometimes, people want to stand out by making their photos very personal or funny with an inside joke or planned props. We think that’s great but make sure avoid props or jokes that may become outdated and irrelevant in a few years. You don’t want to look back at your engagement photos and not be able to make sense of them!

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Lauren Chan is the Editor of the Bridal Guide.

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Why We Cut the Wedding Cake with Jane Dayus-Hinch

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Through the years, the wedding cake has become the focus of a variety of customs and traditions. Some of these customs have survived through time. Some have not.

First appearing in the middle of the17th century and well into the early 19th century was a popular dish called the Bride’s pie. The pie was filled with sweet breads, a mince pie, or may have been merely a simple mutton pie. A main “ingredient” was a glass ring. An old adage claimed that the woman who found the ring would be the next to be married. Bride’s pies were by no means universally found at weddings, but there are accounts of these pies being made into the main centerpiece at less affluent ceremonies.

By the late 19th century, wedding cakes became very popular, and the use of the bride’s pie disappeared. Early cakes were simple single-tiered fruitcakes, with some variations. It was a while before the first multi-tier wedding cake appeared in all its glory.


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