The perfect photo for a wedding invitation or save the date


Deion Sanders, NFL Hall of Famer, once famously said, “If you look good, you feel good. You feel good, you play good. You play good, they pay good.”

The perfect photo for your wedding invitation/save the date is a photo where you look relaxed and confident. What makes you feel good?

  • Choose a location that reflects your personality very well. Maybe it’s your favorite place to go on dates or the place where you first met.
  • Wear something that you feel good wearing
  • Have fun!

It’s really as simple as that.

The photo you choose for your invitation or save the date should tell your story so pick up a location that represents you as a couple. Choose something that is meaningful for the story you are trying to tell. It’s also a great idea to use props. Anything that would enhance the setting and make it more personal!

What you wear should have a lot to do with both setting and theme. If you decide to do an engagement shoot camping, you may not want to wear a nightgown or tuxedo:)

This would be a good opportunity to get some help from a stylist. While professional stylists or personal shoppers are expensive, an affordable alternative would be heading to Nordstrom’s or J. Crew, where they have free stylist and personal shopper options.

Wear something smart and comfortable. Be sure you’re happy about your outfit from every angle because these photos won’t be head-on portraits.

One final thought: the way a photo is framing the subject is important too.
If you want to have fun with typography or if you have a lot of text that needs to go on the invitation you can go with a photo that has a lot of negative space.


If you want to create a warm and personal feeling then you should go with a photo that has a tight crop.

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