Photographing a beautiful engagement shoot for a personal style project.

Capturing these beautiful engagement shoots has turned into an art. Engagement shoots have become very important to the bride and groom to send announcements for their wedding. Though I have not yet dabbled in wedding photography, engagement shoots have been something I love to capture. Since I am working on a personal style project to promote my portrait photography, I figured capturing a new engagement shoot would be perfect to include in my lookbook. I scheduled an engagement shoot with this cute couple and we took to Taylor Mountain near Idaho Falls.


beautiful engagement shoot

For this photoshoot, we found a nice pullout in Taylor Mountain where the trees split perfectly to reveal a part of the mountain in the background. To capture this shot, I asked the couple to do a dip and look at each other. I had a 50mm lens on with a shutter speed of 1/400, an aperture of f/1.8 and ISO 100.


beautiful engagement shoot

This was in the same location as the prior image, but this time, I wanted to capture a close up of the couple kissing. I moved in closer with my 50mm lens with a shutter speed of 1/1000, an aperture of f/1.8 and ISO 100.


beautiful engagement shoot

This final image was also taken in the same location. I had the couple start from further away and slowly walk towards me. I would give directions as they walked such as “Look at me,” and “Look at each other.” I moved with the couple slightly with my 50mm lens and shutter speed at 1/640, with an aperture of f/1.8 and ISO 100.


I’m so proud of how this shoot came out and how gorgeous the location and lighting was. I’m excited to include this beautiful engagement shoot in my personal style lookbook.


Here is my plan for the lookbook for my personal style project:

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