Top Tips for Your Beach Engagement Photos | Palm Beach Island

Congratulations on your engagement! If you are here, it’s because you are probably planning a beach engagement photo session. To ensure your beach engagement photos are a dream come true, here are the top five tips to help you prepare for your beach engagement photo session.

Choose the Right Beach Outfits

Selecting the perfect outfits is crucial for your beach engagement photos. Opt for attire that complements the beach environment and reflects your personal style. Flowy dresses, lightweight fabrics, and pastel or neutral colors work wonderfully against the sandy shorelines and the ocean’s hues. Consider coordinating outfits with your partner to achieve a cohesive and harmonious look. Also, keep in mind the practicalities of the beach—think about footwear suitable for sandy terrain and the potential breeze.

Men are easy to dress. Keep it simple and avoid logos on shirts.

Time it Right
Timing is key for the best beach photoshoot. The golden hours—early morning or late afternoon—offer soft, flattering light that adds a magical touch to your pictures. One of my favorite ties to photograph a beach session is during the sunrise. The light is so soft and photographs beautifully. If you are more included for an evening session, the golden light is just a beautiful. Check out his blog post of a fun engagement photo session on the beach during evening golden hour.

Consider the Beach Elements:
The beach can be unpredictable, so be prepared for the elements. Wind, sun, and sand are all part of the beach experience. Embrace the natural elements by bringing along props like a light shawl or a stylish hat that can also serve as functional accessories. Consider using waterproof makeup and hairstyling products to maintain your look throughout the shoot despite the sea breeze and potential splashes.

Items to Bring

Being prepared for your beach engagement photo session will help relieve some stress. Some items I suggest bringing are the following:

  • a neutral, cream colored blanket
  • a brush and clips in case the beach is windy
  • blotting sheets

Relax and Have Fun
Most importantly, relax and enjoy the experience! A beach engagement session is about capturing your love and joy.

Let loose, laugh, and soak up the sun! Trust your photographer but remember, the best moments often happen when you’re just being your goofy and loving selves. Enjoy every moment with your future husband!

Preparing for a beach engagement photoshoot involves thoughtful planning and embracing the natural beauty of the ocean. Hopefully these top five tips help you prepare for a stress free beach engagement photo session.

Blair + Sean’s Beach Engagement Photos on Palm Beach Island

Blair is my 2024 bride and is so excited to marry Sean! I did their engagement photos on the beach at sunrise. They took my advice and kept their outfit simple then made an outfit change for the second half of their session on Worth Avenue. They had fun and you can tell they were totally in love. I am so excited for their 2024 wedding!

January 1, 2024

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