While your engagement photos serve as the perfect chance to get the feel of your photographer before the big day, we think actually trying to make these pictures count is pretty important, too. So to make your photos stand out from the rest, we decided to find the cutest noncheesy engagement photo ideas to try when the day comes. (Just don't forget to check out foolproof outfit tips that'll have you looking your best in the limelight.) Now, let's start with one of our fave engagement photo sessions: a wine and jammie number that has our hearts ready to burst.
If the silk pajamas and glasses of red wine weren't enough to have you hooked, will the prospect of lying on a comfy bed during a photo shoot be enough to convince you? Homebodies are about to be ALL over this idea. Hey, we don't blame 'em.
Instead of focusing on steamy, kiss-filled photos, why not bring out your playful side and laugh a little? After all, you want to look natural in these pics, and a good giggle is the best way to force an authentic-looking smile. We love that this bride-to-be hopped on her fiancé's back and they both erupted in laughter. Too cute!
Another one of our fave details is the addition of a furry friend. Hey, they're family, too! Just don't be upset if your friends and family spend more time ooohing and awwwing over your pooch than your fabulous outfit.
While this photo may look simple, the background choice is actually genius. Going for a blank slate actually makes you and your fiancé pop in pictures, especially when you choose solid colors like these two did. The emphasis is on YOU, don't forget that.
Go on an adventure, and don't be afraid to get a little dirty (or wet!).
Orrr show off your ring—AND your favorite dessert, natch.
Honestly, what's not to love about this picture? The sunglasses, watches, sweaters, and plaid blanket are all on point. A picnic basket is thankfully not included.
One last option? Pick a spot in your city or town that truly means something to the both of you and capitalize on that. It's the perfect conversation starter!