We Love...Engagement Session Props

Hopefully you all caught the first installment of our new "We Love..." series here on the Brilliant Bridal Blog.  If not, you should definitely check out all of the chalkboard goodness you can easily (and cheaply!) incorporate into your wedding. Today we're sharing our love for engagement photography session props.  Whether you've hired a professional photographer or are just having a friend with a good camera take a few pics there are lots of easy and inexpensive things you can bring along to your engagement shoot to put your own personal stamp on your pictures.

This first idea seems so "duh" obvious but I really don't think many couples would think to use the ever so humble helium balloon in their pictures.  If you're a super organized bride and already know the colors you're using for your wedding you can pick up balloons in these colors and have everything coordinate.

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And make sure to save a few for an on camera water balloon fight.  Love LOVE this idea!

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Found on The Knotty Bride via Blue Dandelion Photography


They say a picture is worth a thousand words and using this clever ampersand cut out makes any sort of {over used} hand written sign completely unnecessary.  You can find a host of these on etsy.com that are ready to go or stop by your local craft store and pick one up to custom paint yourself.


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Grab a lifetime supply of bubbles at your local dollar store and use them to get this whimsical look for your engagement pictures.  If you have a slightly larger budget spring for an inexpensive bubble machine to do all the hard work for you.

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