Tips and Ideas for Cozy and Casual Engagement Shoot—On a Budget!

Being an Arab Wedding Photographer New York, our job is to shoot weddings and engagement sessions and plan everything that goes along with it. And most couples we’ve worked with always have a budget in mind when it comes to preparing for their wedding. So, one of our goals is to help couples not to spend so much, but still have a very tasteful and memorable engagement shoot experience. A shoot that makes you happy looking back at your photos to remind you who you are as a couple, which really should be the purpose of an engagement shoot more than just the aesthetic, right?

Here are some tips on how you can do it while keeping our wedding budget intact.

Wear everyday outfits

While there’s nothing wrong with hiring a wardrobe stylist to be part of your Arab Wedding Videography Buffalo engagement team, we feel like it would be more personal and practical if you use your everyday clothes, instead. This way, you can be sure that the clothes perfectly fit your personalities, your casual theme, and your bodies!

Borrow items to complete your look

You can also apply the “something borrowed” tradition to your engagement shoot! In order to save on costs, try not to buy items that you think you won’t be using after your shoot. Instead, borrow from people who have what you’re looking for. Asking for help is also a nice gesture to keep family and friends involved in your wedding planning. We’re sure your loved ones are more than willing to contribute to your journey.

Ask help

One of the challenges in planning an engagement shoot is looking for the right location. Check out themed studios, coffee shops, and cozy restaurants to name a few. It’s not necessary to book or exclusively rent a place for a hefty price just to shoot. Ask around for recommendations, or you can ask your Arab Buffalo Wedding Videographer for suggestions. They surely know where the best places are for engagement sessions without you breaking the bank. Don’t be afraid to ask for help because you might just receive more than what you expect.

Choose a team you’re comfortable with

Explore bridal fairs or search for the best photographers online, and really take the time to meet several of them to get their vibe and personality. Of course, check their portfolios too, but let it not be the only thing to consider. Hire an Arab Wedding Photography New York team you knew you’d be comfortable with. Smiling and posing will be such a task if you don’t get along with the people behind the lenses, so make the effort to get to know their ethics and style before finally booking them.