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Engagement Photographs -
What to do with them

Article by Kristin Griffin Photography

Not sure you want to indulge in engagement photographs? Think again!

Aside from capturing the exciting time of your engagement for you to remember always, there are so many creative uses for your engagement photos:

1.

Ask your photographer or stationer to incorporate a few images from your session into save the date cards. Save the date cards are great reminders, especially for out of town guests, about your upcoming nuptials. Plan to send them out 6-9 months before your wedding date (longer for guests who will be traveling internationally, or if you are planning a wedding on a holiday weekend).

2.

Create a custom guestbook to use at your wedding. Instead of a book with just lines for signatures, use the engagement photographs in a hard cover album or book and let your guests enjoy your pictures while they write messages to you.

3.

Post photographs on your wedding website to personalize it. “Announce” your engagement virtually by posting on your facebook page, your blog or by sending out e-vites to an engagement celebration. Always, check with your photographer about the rights to the digital images before you post or print.

4.

Have your photographer make prints to use in your custom centerpieces or as escort cards/favors.

5.

Pose with a sign that says “thank you” and create cards thanking your friends and family for shower and wedding gifts. Photographs can also be used to make custom postage stamps for your invitations, save the dates or thank you cards. Why send out bell, ring or flower stamps when you can be featured on your own collectable stamp? Now there’s a reason to keep the envelope as well as the invitation!

6.

Surprise your parents with an album or framed photograph of you and your fiancé at the holidays or as a thank you for their help with the planning of your wedding.

Save the Date Magnets
Guest Books
wedding frames
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Gone are the days when engagement photographs were only used for newspaper announcements!  Celebrate your love and cherish this special time together.  Ask your photographer for more tips about using your engagement photographs to personalize your wedding day.
Checkout some recent engagement images from Kristin Griffin Photography
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