December ranks as the most popular month to pop the question, and if you’ve found yourself with a rock on your finger this new year, it’s time to start thinking about engagement pictures. It doesn’t take much searching to find engagement photos that have gone wrong, and we want to help you avoid this unfortunate fate. In order to do this, we’ve compiled a list of tips to help you achieve timeless engagement pictures that will continue to impress throughout the years.


Remember to K.I.S.S.

Otherwise known as Keep it Simple, Stupid. By no means are we insulting your intelligence, but this phrase reminds you to boil your pictures down to the basics. Utilize a simple setting and avoid props that will take away from the overall appeal of your photos. Simplicity is key for timeless engagement pictures.



As long as it is kept PG. Your engagement pictures are the perfect time to show affection for your significant other, so get close and share a kiss or two. It is also important to make sure your breath is fresh so that your partner wants to remain close during the shoot, so don’t forget to brush and floss beforehand.


Say it With Your Smile

The use of quirky “I love you” signs may seem appealing, but the most timeless engagement pictures use only looks to convey this sentiment. Say I love you by affectionately smiling while looking into the eyes of your partner. If you get it right, the picture will take your breath away every time you see it.


Make Your Smiles Stand Out

It’s the best way to show your love for each other, so make sure your smiles are ready for picture day. Make your teeth shine by avoiding fluids that stain your teeth in the morning–unfortunately that means no coffee–and brush and floss thoroughly before the shoot. If you want to have the brightest smile, it may be worth it to invest in a teeth whitening treatment. Some offices will offer couples whitening, so look around to find the best fit. Making your smiles stand out in your photos will help your engagement pictures look great for a lifetime.


Have Fun!

This is the most important part of taking engagement pictures. Have fun with your partner, and don’t worry about how you look. If you are having a good time, the pictures will capture a happy, energized couple. So, relax and enjoy the experience and timeless photos will come naturally.


If you are preparing to take your engagement pictures and want to learn about how you can achieve a bright smile, contact A Beautiful Smile at Lake Pointe in Houston, Texas to set up an appointment with our experienced dentists. We offer Zoom! whitening for couples so that your smile will stand out in your engagement photos.