One of the most popular questions I get regarding engagement sessions (second to posing tips) is with regards to a location. So I thought I’d share a few other ways you can choose a location for your long-awaited engagement photos.
If you’re sentimental like me then you’ll want to have photos done in a place that means something to both of you. If you choose the location where you first met, then your engagement photos will always remind you of that sweet day when you met your partner.
If you live in a picturesque area then your hometown might be the perfect location for your shoot!
Just imagine having lovely photos of the two of you at the place where he got on one knee!
From Disney to the beach, I’ll travel with you anywhere.
Do you love the outdoors? Do you prefer a big city? Think about how you like to spend your time together and choose a place based on that.
Remember that in photography, light is everything. So if you plan to have a sunset engagement session, be sure that the light will be flattering at that time of the day!
Some locations are prettier during a specific time of year. If you know you want spring photos, do a little research and find out which locations look best at that time of year.
Make sure your outfits fit the location and vibe of the place you’ve chosen. Flowy dresses for a beach. Something elegant or formal for a university location.
This one is especially important if you’re bringing your doggy along on your shoot! You don’t want to choose a place that isn’t dog friendly!
You can always get photos early at your venue. Think of it as a stress-free practice day. You’ll be even more excited about coming back on your wedding day
There isn’t a rule that says the location of your engagement session has to be meaningful thanks to something that happened there previously. If you love the location and the light is good there, I encourage you to go for it! The place will become meaningful to you once you’ve had your session there.
If you have a special holiday, hobby, or season consider planning a session based on those details that are special to the two of you.
If you got to the end of this list and still don’t have any ideas then reach out to me. I make it my personal duty to find the best locations for my clients.