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We're Chris and Micaela—ice-cream-lovers, encouragers, and wedding photographers based in Tampa, Florida! Our passion is photographing timeless weddings for joyful couples who put their marriage first! Grab a pint of your favorite ice cream, curl up on the couch, and enjoy viewing some of our recent weddings, getting all the latest planning tips, and seeing what happens behind the scenes!

WELCOME TO OUR BLOG!

We're Chris and Micaela—ice-cream-lovers, encouragers, and wedding photographers based in Miami, Florida and Guelph, Ontario! Our passion is photographing timeless weddings for joyful couples who put their marriage first! Grab a pint of your favorite ice cream, curl up on the couch, and enjoy viewing some of our recent weddings, getting all the latest planning inspiration, and learning from our best photography tips!

WELCOME TO OUR BLOG!

We're Chris and Micaela—ice-cream-lovers, encouragers, and wedding photographers in Tampa, Florida!

Our passion is photographing timeless weddings for joyful couples who put their marriage first! Grab a pint of your favorite ice cream, curl up on the couch, and enjoy viewing some of our recent weddings, getting all the latest planning tips, and seeing what happens behind the scenes!

So you’re engaged, you’re blissfully happy, and you want the whole dang WORLD to know! 🎉 Taking engagement photos is the best way to freeze this moment in time and share the news with your family and friends!

Here are 7 ways to make the most out of your engagement photos (besides just posting on Instagram)!

1. Use your engagement photos for your save-the-dates!

This is one of the most popular ways to use engagement photos! Most of our couples will add their favorite engagement photo to their save-the-date cards to make them feel more personalized.

You can get professionally-designed save-the-dates from a designer or calligrapher, but there are also all sorts of places to design custom save-the-dates online!

Well-known wedding websites like Minted and Zola have lots of options for save-the-dates that use your engagement photos, and we also love Canva as a free design software if you don’t mind sending the invites digitally or finding your own place to print them!

2. Create an heirloom album with your engagement photos

You’re only engaged for a short time in your life, and you’ve invested in photos to celebrate!

And what better way to enjoy your engagement photos than with an heirloom album? We offer high-end, archival quality photo albums that will never yellow or fade—they even have lifetime warranty!

Fill the pages with all your favorite photos from your engagement session, and every time you flip through it, it’ll bring back all the feels ❤️

This is the kind of book you’ll want to leave on the coffee table in your new home together, so you’ll see it every day! If you want us to help you design one, just send us a message!

3. Use engagement photos to create a photo guest book

You know the tradition of having guests sign their names and leave well-wishes in a guest book at your wedding? Most guest books are honestly kinda boring, and not something you’ll look at very often when you’re married.

Instead, design a guest book filled with your engagement pictures, so you’ll want to leave it on the coffee table in your house and look at it all the time!

This is kind of like an engagement photo album, except you’re going to ask your photographer or designer to leave a lot of empty space in the book. That way, your guests will have room to write on the white space rather than on your photos!

4. Decorate the walls of your first home together

The best way to make your house feel like a home is to fill it with memories 💕 You can use engagement photos to literally cover your walls in the memories of the happy and exciting stage of life you’re in!

You can print a favorite photo on a large canvas or acrylic piece above the couch in your living room (we LOVE acrylic because it is beautifully glossy and makes your photos look so crisp and vibrant!)…

You can also design an amazing gallery wall filled with different sizes of photos, and maybe even mixed in some other wall decor!

You can order high quality prints from your online engagement gallery with us, and we even have some example layouts of gallery walls you can use! Reach out to us if you need any help planning what sizes of photos to print 🙂

5. Use engagement photos to decorate your wedding reception

There are SO many unique ways to use engagement photos to decorate your wedding reception!

If you’ve hung photos around your house, why not bring the frames and set them on your welcome table, or even on your guest tables?

You can put a large picture on a beautiful easel, or even make it the background of your seating chart!

You can make a slideshow of your engagement photos to have playing in the background at your reception.

Or you can line the path from the ceremony to the reception with photos from your whole relationship, starting when you met and ending with the photos of when you got engaged!

We’ve even seen a couple get custom M&Ms printed with black and white images from their engagement session as favors for their guests!

Soooo many possibilities!

6. Use engagement photos to create custom viewfinders!

This one is just for fun! You can actually order customized retro-style viewfinders and put your engagement photos in them!

You could order one just for you and your partner, get them as gifts for your wedding party, or even use them as super unique save-the-dates!

Or if you’re reading this and you’re not even engaged yet… 😉 What a fun way to propose, right??

You can design your own custom reel viewer by uploading your engagement photos to Image3D!

7. Make little custom love notes for your partner!

Photos bring back memories, so this will combine your loving words with happy memories and give your fiancé(e) instant warm and fuzzy feelings 🥰

Print your engagement photos on small pieces of cardstock, and then you can write on the back whenever you want to leave a little love note for your partner! You can print your own, or order high-quality prints through your photographer.

Then just slip one into their lunch box, tuck one under their pillow, or tape one to the mirror, and you’ll instantly brighten their day!

Still need engagement photos?

We’d love to meet you two! If you’re looking for engagement photographers who will make your photo session feel more like a fun double date than a photoshoot, and maybe even go out for ice cream after… We’re your people 💕🍦

Contact us to book your proposal or engagement shoot!

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Planning Tips, Wedding Tips

August 18, 2020

7 Ways to Use Engagement Photos

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Hey, welcome to our blog! We're Chris and Micaela—ice-cream-lovers, encouragers, and wedding photographers in Tampa, Florida! Our passion is photographing timeless weddings for joyful couples who put their marriage first! Grab a pint of your favorite ice cream, curl up on the couch, and enjoy viewing some of our recent weddings, getting all the latest planning inspiration, and learning from our best photography tips!