Engagement Photo Shoot Checklist that Every Couple Needs

Congratulations! You and your soul mate have decided to tie the knot, with love and good wishes from everyone around you. You’re planning the perfect wedding now, and you can’t wait to walk down the aisle with your life partner. Exciting times lie ahead for both of you!

Engagement Photo Shoot

Planning your dream wedding is exciting, but it’s just as important to capture and immortalize the happy moments leading up to the grand event. If you haven’t prepared for your engagement photoshoot yet, don’t sweat it. We have a comprehensive and complete engagement photography checklist prepared!

The Ultimate Engagement Photo Shoot Checklist

Plan the Date and Time Well in Advance

As with any project, it’s important to have a degree of flexibility when you’re deciding a time and date. While we aim to accommodate all our clients, we can’t always be available in your first picked slot. Therefore, select a number of dates and timings so we can plan your important day beforehand.

Location Matters

We’ve done a lot of wedding photography in Dallas, which is why we’re well versed in the kinds of aesthetic locations available to execute a truly breathtaking shoot. Feel free to research and let us know where you’d like us to capture your Kodak moment. We’re always here to lend you solid advice.

Pick Your #OOTD

This means you need to pick your ‘Outfit of the Day’—or outfits—beforehand. The location and timing of your shoot also influence your outfit choices. Make sure you pick according to the theme and that you try to stay away from too many clashing and loud prints. Many couples want a lot of varying accessories included in the shots. We recommend choosing and packing all of these in advance so you don’t stress out on the big day.

Bride Exclusive: Get Your Nails Done

This might seem finicky, but many brides in Dallas are unaware of this essential component of a photoshoot. We want your shoot day to fully represent your togetherness and love as a couple. This means we’ll include a bunch of aesthetic close up shots, especially of your hands held together! Getting your nails done before-hand is a great way to ensure the close ups are shots you love and will want to frame later on.

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Comfortable Shoes Go the Distance

As photographers, we’ve seen it all. Different couples pick different terrains for their shoots and we always tell them one thing: make sure to pack super comfortable shoes. You’ll be thankful for them when you’re running from one spot to another, posing, and then making your way to another one. This way, your feet will stay relaxed and you’ll be able to look your best during the shoot.

Pick Your Poses

This is a fun one and if done right, it can even end up going viral, just like this cute couple’s shoot! Determine the kinds of loving, funny or silly poses you want to re-create with your partner on shoot day. If you’d like to consult with us, we’d be more than happy to help as well. Pre-planning helps bring out the best in your engagement photo shoot.

We hope our checklist has given you new ideas and helped you plan your shoot day better. We, at Lily Hayes Photography have more tips and tricks up our sleeves so feel free to give us a call at 972.832.2595 or make an appointment to visit. Our photographers and art direction staff would be more than happy to take you through the shoot process and work with you to deliver the shots you want and will remember forever.

You’re just one call away from the photo-shoot of a lifetime!


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Wedding photography is a crucial part of your big day, capturing the amazing memories you’ll cherish for years to come. In Dallas, TX, there’s no shortage of talented photographers to choose from. When it comes to wedding photography, it’s important to find a photographer who truly understands your vision and can capture your story in a way that is both artful and authentic.

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Lily Hayes is highly ranked Dallas Wedding Photographer. Also, specializing in fine art Maternity Photography, Newborn Photography, Cake Smash Photography and Family Photography. Servicing Dallas, Plano, Richardson, Frisco, Wylie, Rockwall and surrounding cities. Studio is located east of Dallas right off George Bush.

Studio Located: 4014 Dalton Dr Rowlett, TX 75089

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