The Wedding Salon Gifting Suite: Amanda Picone Engagement Shoot

Alyssa & Barry chose this quaint village in New Jersey for this shoot
Alyssa & Barry chose this quaint village in New Jersey for this shoot (Credit: Amanda Picone)

It’s time again for The Wedding Salon Gifting Suite’s Friday Giveaway Announcement!  This week our gifting suite is featuring an amazing complimentary two-hour engagement shoot with one of our favorite photographers, Amanda Picone, of Amanda Picone Photography. Amanda will additionally supply the lucky couple with a DVD of all the prints from the shoot.

Amanda really captures Alyssa & Barry's passion in these fun, flirty photos
Amanda Picone

Engagement shoots are often the most fun and expressive of all the photo shoots a wedded couple will have, primarily because it is just you and your husband-to-be being in love and completely at ease with one another.  More and more couples are taking engagement shoots into consideration when selecting their photo packages because there is an intimacy in those pictures that doesn’t translate as well into those from your ceremony shots.

Couples are becoming more animated and inventive in engagement shoots, making them much more personal
Couples are becoming more animated and inventive in engagement shoots, making them much more personal (Credit: Amanda Picone)

A trend that we’re loving in engagement shoots is that couples are thinking more outside of the box; incorporating artistic light filters, unique shoot locations, even adding unusual props such as vintage cars, bubble machines, large tin letters bearing the couple’s initials, goofy frames, even on one shoot, a piano in a desert.  It is vital, especially on a session as lively and deeply personal as an engagement shoot, to choose your photographer wisely, since you want these photos to reflect every bit of your unique personalities as well as show all the love you have for each other.

NY & NJ brides – sign up at http://www.weddingsalon.wpengine.com/giftingsuite.cfm?nointro=y&id=83 for a chance to win this fabulous prize!

Be sure to pick your photographer well to insure that every picture will be something you'll treasure
Be sure to pick a great photographer to insure that every picture will be something you'll treasure (Credit: Amanda Picone)

Note: All Photos from Alyssa & Barry’s Engagement Shoot, Courtesy of Amanda Picone Photography