In the world of Insta Stories and Snapchat, announcing your engagement is basically second nature for most brides-to-be these days. And while we at Vivek Krishnan Photography love a ring selfie, there are so many more fun ways to announce your engagement with photos. There’s no better way to share your happy news than with an adorable Instagram photo that will forever commemorate that precious moment (and show off your new bling, of course). So I thought, why not give you a few tips from a candid wedding photographer’s point of view. Let’s go viral!
Without You Being In It – Are you camera shy? We at Vivek Krishnan Photography can understand that, so as one of the best wedding photographers in Bangalore, this idea is the one that doesn’t require your face in it! Get two Starbucks coffees and just write ‘Mr’ & ‘Future Mrs’ with your fiancé holding her cup with the ring on it! Remember, get a hot drink that will get you the paper cups so that you can write on them.
Use Your Furry BFF – As a candid wedding photographer I can vouch that your doggy or even your cat will make everything look cuter! Have a small pluck card written with ‘My Parents Are Engaged’ or ‘Getting Married’ and make your pet hold it in his/her mouth or even neck. You can be in the background or even hold them up!
On The Beach – Live close to the beach? Perfect. As a candid wedding photographer, I love everything about beaches. They are romantic and casual at the same time! Write your announcement in the sand. You can even take a Boomerang of it being written and share that across. Fun and so creative!
For The Tech Lovers – Use your phones! Grab a close-up of you kissing him, and him kissing you, and pull up on your phones together so that they make one picture. Hold out both phones toward the camera to create a “photo within a photo” image. So cool and so simple!
Spell It Out – Use scrabble letters or scribble it on a chalkboard. You can have a cute message like ‘I said YES!’ or ‘Our Forever Begins Now’ and snap up a picture of it. As one of the best wedding photographers in Bangalore, I love the idea of using scrabble letters in both your hands with the ring and asking something to click a picture of it!
Tie the Knot – Tying the knot is an important moment in every Indian wedding. As one of the best wedding photographers in Bangalore, I believe this is a clever enactment of tying the knot and is all kinds of perfect. Take a rope or burlap rope and click a picture of you and your partner ‘tying a knot’ in the middle of the rope!
As a Candid Wedding Photography expert, I believe that before you hit ‘publish’ on your Insta story or send the news on Whatsapp, you should announce your engagement to both the families and close friends personally. They are important and deserve to know through you. Your grandmother should not find it via Facebook that you are engaged!