Congrats! You’re engaged. Now what? Let your nearest and dearest know with a great photo — one that will take the Internet by storm. That means no ordinary pose, smile, point and shoot. You’ll have Instagram or Facebook gold if you take a creative, out-of-the-box pic. Our hotels host thousands of weddings a year and we’re inspired by memorable, stylish ideas. So we gathered great examples from bloggers and photographers to spark your imagination. Try these ideas out yourself and get ready for your most amazing status update yet. Just be sure to let your parents know the news first!
Let your smartphones speak.
What do you get when you put two photos together using your smartphones? A totally sweet couples’ pic. This newly engaged couple ups the ante by having a photographer take a photo of them holding the smartphones. How very meta — and magical. photo by Paul Wharton
Take a ring selfie.
A sparkling little twist on the selfie — put your ring front and center, and let it star in your photo. Nobody will miss the message that you are engaged. photo by Whitney Reynolds
Show off your wedding invitation.
So, you’ve kept things hush-hush. Already went and planned your big day, without anybody being the wiser? Let everyone in the loop — by giving them a glance at your invitation. Then let the demands to be invited pour in. photo by Wesley Vorster
Do shadow play.
You can’t hide in the shadows on your wedding day. So take the chance while you have it — find the perfect sunshine and capture a photo of how it captures your beautiful silhouettes. photo by Ron Soliman
Tell us: What ideas do you have for your engagement photo?