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Have Fun With Engagement Photos | Vermontbridemagazine.comphoto by Polis Photography

It seems that, these days, engagement photos have become a must-have for engaged couples. Especially with the advent of the Save The Date and the popularity of social media, more and more couples are making it a priority to document their early days of betrothed bliss. Gone are the days of your standard studio sitting, with pull down, shade backdrops and hand-over-hand poses. The modern bride and groom are taking their engagement photo sessions to unique settings and putting their own personal flair into them.

We have gathered some of our favorite photo ideas to share with you to get your creative juices flowing! Take a cue from these couples and think outside of the box when planning your engagement photo settings, making sure to include a good dose of your own personalities in the process.

Fun Engagement Ideas | Light + Color Photography | Vermontbridemagazine.comphotos by The Light + Color Photography

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If you're brave enough, winter is a great time to take photos, especially if you want to highlight your love of the season without getting married in the cold!

As a photographer and past-bride, I always recommend an engagement portrait session. Are you questioning whether or not to have one? DO IT. This is why:

Comfort. If you are apprehensive around cameras or intimidated by having your photo taken, it will show in your wedding portraits. Engagement portraits are a great time to get to know your photographer better, strengthen your relationship and see how they work. For us as photographers, it’s the perfect time to find your best angles, what makes you smile naturally, and your personal preferences. Let’s face it, not everyone is a model, and most people (including myself!) don’t know what to do in front of a camera, but it is a photographer’s job to make you look good. Once you see your photographer’s vision and process you will feel so much more comfortable – that, in my book, is priceless.

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An Engagement Session is a great time to get to know your photographer better, and to take time to be a bit more creative.