You’re engaged! The first wave of happiness has washed over your lives, and you’re ready to start planning! While in focusing on wedding planning, some couple overlook such an important step as an engagement session, we’re strong advocates of not only arranging one, but making it a very special and exciting occasion!

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Photo by Sandra Aberg with planning by The Wedding Bliss Thailand


Photo by FreeHope Photography from this Joshua Tree engagement session

The engagement shoot is the opportunity to capture a special time of being engaged, plus it can provide you with perfect shots for your RSVPs, wedding website, present for families, etc. By engaging the same photographer you want to hire for your wedding, you will also be able to get comfortable with each other, and you’ll feel more relaxed in front of the camera when the big day comes. So do not hesitate any further, and book yourselves a session! We will help with a few useful tips to help you prepare at your best, brought by destination wedding planner extraordinaire The Wedding Bliss Thailand.

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Photo by Aperture Vision from this morning breakfast engagement session

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Photo by Brittany Jean Photography from this sweet Austin engagement session

1. Choose a location that is meaningful to you
If you’re avid travelers, it can be fun to combine another trip with your engagement shoot. For those having a destination wedding, it can be your wedding location! Or maybe you want to highlight your favorite restaurant where you had your first date, the area you first lived together as a couple… This way photos will have that extra special personal touch.

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Photo by Dima Dychek Photographer from this Ukrainian engagement session

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Photo by Sandra Aberg with planning by The Wedding Bliss Thailand

2. Wear comfortable clothes
In pursuit of perfect photos, do not overdress! Wear comfortable clothes in accordance with the location. Solid color pastel dresses for her, and smart casual trousers-shirt combinations for him are perfect for city engagements, for example. Take weather conditions into consideration as well, getting cold will not be helping to ease into the mood. If you can, consider hiring a stylist for the shoot. They will help create a perfect wardrobe and arrange several looks to change into throughout the day.

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Photo by Whitney Heard from this cozy lake engagement session

3. Get to know your photographer
Most often, your wedding photographer will also be taking your engagement photos, so think about this session as a trial. Just like you will do your makeup and hair trial, or have a food tasting to finetune your menu on the day, your engagement session will help you to be at ease in front of the camera on the wedding day. Especially if you don’t have a lot of experience posing, this can be a great time to learn!

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Photo by Hugo Coelho Fotografia from this Coachella inspired engagement session

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Photo by Dima Dychek Photographer from this Ukrainian engagement session

4. Get creative
If you want to do something more than simple walk + pose portraits, don’t be afraid to do it! Talk to your wedding planner and create a theme and a storyline for the photoshoot that will be meaningful and beautiful! Use decor, props, change locations, and make it a creative project to enjoy!

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Photo by Angelica Chang Photography from this Southern California engagement session

5. HAVE FUN!
Most important rule of all: never forget that engagement session is meant to be fun! Be yourselves, enjoy the day and do not overthink it!

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Photo by Whitney Heard from this cozy lake engagement session

The Wedding Bliss Thailand is one of the leading destination wedding planners in Thailand. Their highly qualified team of wedding planners focuses mainly on top holiday destinations including Phuket, Koh Samui, Krabi, Hua Hin, Chiang Mai, & Bangkok. They believe in every couple’s uniqueness and thus, always make sure that every wedding concept is different, reflecting couple’s personalities and preferences. They combine high international service standards with famous Thai hospitality to bring an unforgettable, timeless and stylish events to all their clients. We are proud to have them as a Ruffled member!

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