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Since 1890, the Kirk Kara artists and artisans have handcrafted rings and fine jewelry. Each exquisite piece is designed to be forever captivating.

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Tips for Planning Engagement Photos

The only thing as exciting as saying “YES” to the ring of your dreams is sharing the news with your loved ones. Whether you’re looking for magically traditional portraits or dreamy, artistic effects using unique props and colors, choosing a wedding photographer is an exciting part of expressing your personal style. Here’s some advice on where to begin on your journey to creating your captivating photos!

Check out the portfolio: Every photographer has their own unique, artistic style. Begin browsing websites and portfolios with your own amazing style in mind, and pay attention to which details you fancy. Are you enamored with blurred edges and romantic, warm lighting? Are bright, glamorous details more your style? Bookmark your faves and take notes!

Communicate: Describe your personal style to your potential photographers, and ask plenty of questions. Collaborating styles and ideas often make the most captivating photos!

Prep your look: After choosing a photographer, select your location, backdrop, and outfits. Consider which styles will work well together; for example, for a dreamy, fairytale outdoor shoot, perhaps choose a wooded location dripping with vines or Spanish moss, or a bright field bedecked in gorgeous flowers. This whimsical, outdoor backdrop looks perfect with a romantically embellished lace dress for you and soft grays and pastels on him.

Start brainstorming with your groom, or get ideas from friends and family who know your style! Make sure to pin and write down all of your ideas so you’ll remember to include every romantic detail in the first official photos of your forever captivating love story!


photo credt: Sweet Bloom Photography