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Don’t try to be funny.

Either this couple is going for the “Check us out, we’re so goofy together!” look or they are horribly unaware that their positions of choice are very suggestive. Either way, chances are you’re sending this announcement to extended family and friends, who might not be in on the joke.
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Don’t choose random meaningless locations as your backdrop.

If you and your husband have never taken a bath in the middle of the woods before, then what the heck are you doing there? It would kinda make more sense if your fiancé was a plumber and you worked in forestry, but if not, choose a scene that better reflects your interests as a couple.
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Don’t include others in your photos.

“Oh honey, you, me, and this dolphin are going to be so happy together!” Engagement photos are supposed to capture a special bond between two people. Don’t let something else steal the spotlight.
Photo credit: bkcphoto.com

Don’t act like you hate each other.

As cheesy as making goo-goo faces at each other might seem, it’s better than acting like you’re about to run for the hills. You’re getting married and hopefully kind of dig each other. Act like it.
Photo credit: lusterstudios.com

Don’t let the photographer shoot from below. Ever.

Everyone has their good side and bad side, but shooting from below yields the most unflattering photos for everyone. Suddenly your chin triples in size and your friends and family know what you’re hiding up your nose. Not cute.
Photo credit: Lyfe Photography

Don’t over-edit your photos.

Unless this groom has a Thumbelina fixation, we’re perplexed why they thought this was a good idea. The wonders of Photoshop are undeniably genius, but when it comes to engagement photos, special effects make the pictures appear tacky.
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Don’t reenact famous movie scenes.

If you do not have Spidey sense and cannot shoot web from your wrists, please, please just get down from the tree. Yes, the upside-down kiss between Spiderman and Mary Jane is breathtaking, but when a couple tries to reenact iconic scenes, they usually come out looking cheesy and contrived.
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Don’t emulate cheesy pop culture icons.

Is it just us or does this photo look suspiciously similar to the Twilight poster? Even if you and your husband are diehard members of Team Edward, do you really want the photo declaring your love to be associated with pop culture craze?
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Don’t pose in unnatural situations.

It’s totally normal for couples to visit exotic beaches, snuggle up at the water’s edge, and take a nice little snooze while half submerged in the ocean. Right? Unless you have a rather severe case of narcolepsy, this is definitely not natural.
Photo credit: bkcphoto.com

But don’t act too into each other.

If people look at your photos and feel like they accidently walked in on an intimate moment, you’ve gone too far. Couples take these pictures to share with their friends and family so avoid getting all handsy with each other until the camera is off.
Photo credit: bkcphoto.com


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