Top 10 engagement photo pose ideas
In the Seattle Area
Need some ideas or inspiration for your engagement session? Here are my Top 10 Engagement Photo Pose Ideas
and also a few of my favorite locations in the Seattle area too!
1. The Classic
The classic and simple portrait that everyone wants, especially grandma and it usually goes on your save the date!
You can never go wrong with a classic portrait for engagement photos
Change up the classic photo with a little bit of a different pose but make sure you can still clearly see their faces!
A rainy day can still provide a classic engagement photo at Snoqualmie Falls
Again, another way to change up the classic photo but still a great image at Rattlesnake Lake!
2. Wide Epic
For me, wide epic shots are my absolute favorite! Show off the beautiful location you chose to shoot at or the dramatic sunset.
I think this is one of my favorite photos. Rebekah and Brian were amazing for their Mount Rainier Engagement Photos.
Think light. City lights. Back lights. I love this photo of Rachel and Joe at Alki beach with the Seattle Skyline at night.
Add some light and an editorial pose for another wide epic shot in Downtown Seattle
Silhouettes are one of my favorite shots, especially for a wide epic shot and with clouds like Dana and Dustin had at their Edmonds Beach Engagement.
3. Close & intimate
You are GETTING MARRIED! You are allowed to show a little PDA and get close, snuggled up and a little bit intimate. I think these are some of the best moments and they just draw you right back into why you love this person in front of you so much!
Just a simple instruction to bring his hand up to her face made this image so much more intimate.
Sometimes laughter also brings closeness. Don’t forget to keep taking photos while laughing with them!
Get them snuggled up and close for an intimate photo. I love these shots of Rachel and Joe from their Lincoln Park Engagement.
4. Show off the ring
While doing another pose, just jump in real close and grab a shot of that amazing wedding ring!
Take the wedding ring off completely and put it on something in your surroundings.
Use both the bride and the grooms hand to create another dimension for your wedding ring shot!
While you have them all intertwined, grab a detail shot of her wedding ring too!
5. Dramatic Kiss
Everyone loves a dramatic kiss. Its what they all are coming to your wedding to see.
Light up that dramatic kiss too! I have always loved this photo of Michael and Nicole from their Downtown Seattle Engagement
A dramatic kiss can also be a little bit silly. I love this photo of Rachel and Joe at Lincoln Park in West Seattle.
Have him pick her up for a dramatic kissing photo at Mount Rainier National Park.
Set them up for a dramatic kiss with a beautiful backdrop like Downtown Tacoma.
The environment can also make for a dramatic kissing pose. We stumbled across this fog during Blair & Tj’s Mount Rainier Engagement Session.
6. All intertwined / All snuggled up
I love the all intertwined and snuggled up photos as you just have to keep looking at them!
I love how tangled and smiling Rachel and Joe were during their engagement session at Lincoln Park in West Seattle.
Intertwined usually means laughter! I love Michael & Nichole’s laughter from their Downtown Seattle Engagement.
Don’t forget to focus on the intimate details of your engaged couple getting all tangled up!
7. Right before the kiss
Sometimes the moment right before the kiss is even better then the kiss (well…in a photograph at least!).
It creates anticipation and draws you in!
I love how intimate this photo is by sneaking up on them through the Cherry blossoms and that they are almost kissing.
Almost kissing in the rose tunnel at Point Defiance Park.
Let the sun overwhelm the photo to create an intimate feel right before they kiss.
Create a different perspective with the almost kiss by cropping it in an interesting way. I also love Blair & Tj’s expressions during their Mount Rainier Engagement.
Put that sun right between their almost kiss and let the romance fill the air!
8. Being silly
You gotta have silly photos, it wouldn’t be real if you did not!
Props are another great way to bring out the silliness and laughter!
Be silly! Run around! Relax!
Don’t be afraid to be silly like Laura was with Emmett at our Wright Park Engagement Shoot.
Isn’t Vanessa’s laughter adorable? Fernando did this all on his own and I LOVE when clients get silly!
Dance dance dance!!
9. Sitting down
Change it up! You don’t have to stand the whole time and it can create a whole new dynamic.
I love how her legs look and how they can still interact in this pose.
Stairs can be a great way to create different heights and different ways to interact!
I love to change it up with sitting poses. Oh ya, I love how Tim just decided to kiss Genay like this!
Have fun and capture it! You love this crazy person and have the best time in the world with them,
so why not capture your joy and laughter!
Laughter can be your best friend while on your engagement shoot. Torrie kind of got lost in David’s beard and we all found it hilarious!
These two were so fun and I loved how they laughed and looked at each other when I made them do this pose!
I love the look on Genay’s face being towards Tim and laughing!