Featuring Yash and Sharanya's Engagement Photoshoot @ Branch Brook Park in New Jersey
Hey there lovers! Today we want to tell you all about a great location for a nice spring or summer photo shoot, wedding pictures or engagement photography in the northern New Jersey area: Branch Brook Park.
The inspiration for Yash and Sharanya's engagement photography, featured throughout this post, was Cherry Blossom Season! We had originally thought of shooting at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, but this awesome couple turned us onto an even bigger and better (because it's free :p) park, located in Newark, NJ.
If you want to catch the cherry blossoms in full bloom be careful to monitor their status before your shoot because they come and go quickly. Planning your shoot during the month of April is probably your safest bet.
This great park has so many awesome things that couples and photographers are looking for in an outdoor spring photography session: greenery, plants and trees of a wide variety, a small lake, big grass fields, and even my personal favorite, those thin and tall brown straw-like plants that grow on the sides of roads, around water and other random places. Don't worry, it will become clear what I mean in the pictures below ha!
Check out some of our favorite images below for pose ideas and feel free to share on social media. If you like what you see let us know in the comment section below or contact us through our website or social media pages if you would like to set up your own photo shoot with us. http://www.pratikdoshiphotography.com/reserve-your-day/
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Couple Photography / Engagement Photo ShOot pose ideas
1) In the middle of a field
Yes, these are the tall thin straw-like things I talked about earlier. Anyone have the real name for me? This is also good in a sunflower field or any other type of tall narrow flower or plant really.
To get variations of a same location/pose, ask couple to look at each other and then each at the camera in turns and then both at the camera. It is also important not to miss the candid moments! :)
2) The Ring Shot
If it's an engagement shoot you can't forget about the ring! Duh! :) You can photograph the engagement ring on its own in a nice flower, or sitting on a wall, tree, or other thing with a nice color, or texture to it. You can also photography the ring on the bride-to-be 's finger. Some good ideas for this are to photography the engaged couple holding hands and focus on the diamond to make it pop, the fiances can also hold the ring in the palm of their open extended hands. You can also be more subtle about it and photograph the couple normally but place the bride to the right of the image with her left hand in a visible position so that you catch the ring in the shots! :)
3) The Silhouette
This is when you place the couple in front of the sun (very bright background), and then blow out the background light in post processing on the computer even more, making them look very dark, almost black, like silhouettes. This is very easy to do in tunnels. We have done it many times in the various tunnels in central park for example. When you do this, body language is key. You wont be able to distinguish facial expression details but keeping heads up, backs straight and hair in place becomes more important than ever. Also, perfect profile looks better in my opinion. Check out the before and after:
4) The "Paparazzi"
I just made up this name to describe the picture in which you capture he couple partially blocked by some flowers, a plant or other object, like as if you were hiding while taking the picture. The idea is that you put objects in front and behind the couple that are blurry, and they are perfectly focused in the middle, giving a kind of "the only two people in the world" feeling to the photograph. You can make it look candid by having the engaged couple talk to each other and laugh while looking away from the camera, or you can ask them to look into the camera for a really cool shallow depth of field shot.
5) Laying in the grass
This is something new we tried with Yash and Sharanya. We had them lay down on a big patch of green grass and took a vertical picture with the camera lense resting way down on the grass as well. This created the really cool effect you see below where the grass fills out the bottom hal of the image providing depth and a burst of spring/summer color feeling!
5) Forehead kisses. Sitting on a ledge kisses.
Because how could you not with how adorable they look?Also the long ledge photographed straight on like this ads good depth to the image. You can attain the same effect with a raining, a tree branch, or other long things photographed head on from a distance.