DIY Engagement Photo Shoot

do it yourself engagement photos

This is for all our DIY brides, we know there are a ton of you out there. Here is another great tip from one bride on how she saved some dollars.

My fiance and I are on a slightly tight budget for our wedding, since he is from New Zealand and can’t legally work in the States. So, we’ve been getting creative and cutting as many corners as possible for our wedding. It’s actually proved to be quite fun!

One of the things we really wanted, but couldn’t afford, was engagement photos. Instead of hiring a professional, we enlisted the help of my twin sister! She went to school for photography for 2 years, but isn’t technically a “professional”. When I asked her to take some photos for us, she happily agreed and did two sessions with us…for free! It was such an amazing experience and made it even more special to have photos taken by my twin sister.

I want to let brides-on-a-budget know that it’s possible to get creative! If you want something, but can’t quite afford it, hire friends, family, or friends-of-friends. It’s possible to get creative help…just ask!

Thanks :)
-Christen

do it yourself engagment photo shoot

do it yourself engagment photo shoot

do it yourself engagment shoot

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  1. 0. Chaucee says:

    She did a GREAT job on these! Does she have a photography blog?

  2. 0. Carolyn says:

    I love seeing such resourceful brides. I love this idea.

  3. 0. cindy says:

    thats so cute! great idea =) im going to try that.

  4. 0. Christen says:

    thanks for sharing our photos :D my sister doesn’t have a photo blog per se…but she does have a xanga that she updates regularly with photos!

    http://www.xanga.com/marchofflames

    <3

  5. 0. chatti says:

    awwww christian, i would love to photograph your wedding. =)

    your sister did a great job on the engagement shoot.

  6. 0. giraffelabel says:

    these photos are great, and there is always something special about enlisting your family to help with the extra personal touches!

  7. 0. cre8ivegirl says:

    These are so sweet! And I’d love to win that free ad space!

  8. Lovely session!

  9. 0. sabrina at crumb says:

    These are so delightful! She did an awesome job. You are lucky to have such a talented sister — I’ve seen a lot of professional photos that didn’t look this good. :)

  10. 0. JL_DESIGNS says:

    loving everything about this shoot!!!

  11. 0. Marty J. says:

    Love this! Featured it on my Friday dance!

  12. Such an adorable couple! -xx

  13. 0. Valen says:

    Love this set! you two are rock! so stylish! love the long golden grass too, would you mind to share where is this place christen? I wish to take photos with long golden grass too..:D

  14. 0. Sheryl says:

    The chalkboard is a cool idea. I used blocks from the idea I got here. http://warwickstudios.com/elizabeths-maternity-shoot/

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