Tag Archives: Photo Inspiration

June 19

Creative Engagement Photo Ideas

When creating beautiful and memorable engagement pictures, the key is capturing the couple’s uniqueness in the photo. We love seeing engagement photos that shed light onto the couple’s personalities and life stories. Whether it be capturing the couple’s shared hobbies or interests, a perfectly captured candid moment that highlights their personalities, or even getting a glimpse of where they first met. Having that personal story behind the photo lends to an incredibly creative and special engagement photo shoot which you and your loved ones will treasure forever.


We are extremely excited to share a couple beautiful and incredibly memorable engagement photos that the talented Photographer Hannah Colclazier captured so perfectly.


Here are a few of her beautiful photos that we are swooning over, which we thought would be perfect to pair with corresponding save the date designs:


1) This adorable couple opted for a cooking inspired engagement shoot to highlight their shared love for cooking. We love these photos paired with a multi-photo save the date postcard!

Hannah WPD Blog Post--Cooking Save the Date

 2) This photo shoot would be absolutely perfect for the couple who met abroad, loves to travel or is planning a destination wedding. We adore how this theme pairs brilliantly with any of these travel inspired save the date cards as well.

Hannah WPD Blog Post--Travel

 3) This gorgeous photo idea is perfect for the couple who wants to honor their own military service, honor loved ones serving, or even as a tribute to the troops. Truly stunning!

Hannah WPD Blog Post-American Save the Date

 4) Last but certainly not least, don’t be afraid to have fun and be adventurous on your photo shoot! There is nothing more amazing than seeing photos that capture the essence of both couple’s personalities and interactions. This couple decided that since it was getting rather hot in D.C. during the shoot, they opted to for an impromptu run through the park sprinklers, all of which was captured brilliantly by Hannah.

Hannah WPD Blog Post-Water Photoshoot

Do you have any creative engagement shoot ideas that you are planning on doing?


Credits: 1) Cooking Engagement Session by, Hannah Colclazier //Multi-Photo Save The Date Postcard  2) Travel Inspired Engagement Session by, Hannah Colclazier // Destination Save the Date Design 3) American Pride Photoshoot, by Hannah Colclazier// Fine Script Ruby Save the Date Magnet  4) A fun and adventurous photoshoot// Homespun Leaves Save the Date Design



June 18

DIY Place Card Photos

Add a special touch to your wedding reception tables with personalized DIY place settings. Your wedding guests will love the little detail – and feel even more a part of your special day. Since this project does require personalizing for each guest (and access to photos), it can also work well for intimate receptions, or for bridal showers and rehearsal dinners.


Here’s what you’ll need:
Photos of your guests
Plain paper
Twine or other decorative tie
Small flowers or herbs (lavender would be a nice touch for spring weddings!)
Hole punch

Step 1: Photos

Start by collecting a photo of each of your guests. We love the idea of using childhood photographs of each guest, but that may not be entirely practical. Here’s a hint: check out Facebook photos your friends have posted. Chances are that there may be an old school portrait or baby photo that they have uploaded!

Print out each photo in a small size, such as 2 in. x 2 in. You want your image to small so that it accents the place setting. Anything larger may overpower the effect.

Step 2: Create your place setting tag

Cut out a piece of paper that is slightly larger than your photo. You can be creative with the shape, but we liked the look of this square shape – it almost looks like a miniature Polaroid! Whichever style you choose, simply adhere the photo onto the paper. Be sure to leave room for a name – this will be a place setting, after all!

Now that your tag is set, punch a hole near the top. This will be where you attach the tag to the twine, so you’ll want to make sure the hole is the right size for your twine.

Step 3: Assemble your creations

You likely won’t fully assemble the place cards until the day of your reception, but you can prep a bit in advance. Cut your twine and string it through the hole in each tag – this will make set up a snap.

Day of, tie each place card around the utensils. Finish it off with a pretty bow, and tuck a sprig of lavender or another small flower between the napkin and the twine. Another option, if you aren’t able to tie around utensils, is to tie the photo place card onto a wine glass set at each seat.

What do you think of this photo DIY? Check out more creative ideas for your wedding on our Pinterest boards!


March 19

Eye Candy: Wedding Reception Photo Ideas

Starting with a Save the Date that incorporates photography in a fun and unique style, we’re loving these wedding day details. From table settings incorporating photos of each guest to a ceremony aisle runner that acts as a physical walk down memory lane, these five photo ideas will spark decor inspiration for your own wedding day.


escort cards


picture place setting

photo ceremony runner




March 18

Photocentric Wedding Inspiration

For the couple that is all about photography and wants to incorporate meaningful photos into their wedding, this week’s theme is for you. With so many new photo wedding invitations to choose from, you can find the perfect one to capture your personality. Then carry these little photo touches throughout your ceremony and reception, from your bouquet to your centerpieces.

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L to R: Wedding Paper Divas We the Wed invitation, BouquetReception DécorPolaroidPhoto Jar Centerpieces




May 29

The Polaroid Picture Trend

The polaroid picture shot is hugely popular in wedding photography and engagement sessions these days. These creative shots always look so sweet and romantic, and have that playful, vintage flair. There are so many spins on the traditional shot and the best part is that the couple can add their own personality to the photo to make it truly unique. Photos in this style taken during an engagement session are perfect to incorporate into a photo save the date card!

Here’s an adorable and slightly humorous take on that idea: an iPhone shot. I think it’s perfect for the unique and techy couple!


November 3

Engagement Photo Props

I love the rustic charm of this elegant photo shoot from Photorange Photography. Kylee and Austin used simple props to transform the shoot from cute and sweet to chic and charming as well.

I absolutely adore the chalkboard “Love” sign and think it would be the perfect motif for a multi-photo save the date card like this one from Wedding Paper Divas:

Film Strip Column Save the Date Card

Did you use any fun props in your engagement photos? What are your favorite ideas for props?


August 20

Wedding Stationery We Love: Photo Thank You Cards

After you return from your honeymoon, one of every newlywed’s favorite parts of the post-wedding wrap up is sharing photos with family and friends.

What better way to showcase your pictures than with photo thank you cards? Whether you choose to highlight your wedding photos or snapshots from your honeymoon, photo thank you cards give you the chance to share your gratitude with family and friends while giving your favorite photo center stage!

Here are a few of our favorite designs to help you get inspired:

Floral Sprig Photo Thank You Cards Cherished Memory Photo Thank You Card

Modern Merci Photo Thank You Cards

Simple Stitching Photo Thank You Cards

Blooming Vine Photo Thank You Cards


July 1

Plan Your Wedding with Photos

I spend part of every morning pouring over wedding photos to find inspirational images to share with you. I love scouring the web to find chic new wedding ideas, but if you are pressed for time I highly recommend browsing through the photo galleries on Project Wedding.

You can filter the thousands and thousands of photos by category, and then use tags to narrow the selection down to exactly what you want. Or, if you are like me, you can click through every single one to find your favorites!

I love building little inspiration boards using different images in conjunction with one another. I love the rich jewel tones of these floral arrangements, the matching cake (from a completely different ceremony!), sleek dress and pretty, side swept hair.

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By arranging photos together like this, you can form a better idea of the exact type of celebration you want to have. After all, a picture’s worth a thousand words!