Finding the Perfect Location For Your Engagement Photos
Engagement sessions are a great way for you to see how well you and and I (your photographer) will work together. They are also great for you and your soon-to-be spouse to practice poses and movements for your wedding day portraits.
One of the first questions that often come up when talking about engagement shoots are when and where the session should take place?
While choosing what to do regarding your engagement photo session, you should consider these tips to help you find perfect location that has significance and meaning to you and your partner.
1. Choose a Place That Fits You As a Couple
Do you enjoy lake days? Let's go to one of the beautiful DFW lakes! Do you have a favorite coffee shop? Let's go there.
The location of your engagement shoot should be one you two are comfortable in. You don't have to go all out and glamorous if you both are more the laid back and casual, nor do you have to search for an open field to shoot in if you'd rather shoot in front of a street mural.
The location can be any place that will allow you two to act naturally and can have a story behind it.
2. Take the Sun Into Consideration.
If you are choosing a location because of the sunset or sunrise you'll have to schedule your session accordingly. For optimal, beautiful, glowing light, I recommend choosing scheduling your session during the 2 hours after sunrise or the 2 hours before sunset.
Extra Tip: Make sure you take into consideration the time of year because this affects when the sunlight starts and ends.
Also, please remember, as long as the light is great, I can make any location look awesome! I've shot at farms, college campuses and downtown alleys! I’m serious! Do not shy away from crazy ideas! The more creative, the better!
Extra Tip: If you are shooting at multiple locations for your engagement session don’t forget to account for travel time. If you're going for a sunset or sunrise backdrop you may want to keep your locations closer together to give you more time.
3. Consider Visuals and Background
Whether you are going for a rustic informal look, a modern urban feeling or an elegant fancy vibe, think about some locations that have interesting backgrounds. Find some interesting architecture, brick walls, murals or fields to accomplish the mood you're going for.
Extra Tip: Try not to choose a location that has too much foot traffic since to avoid getting photo bombed by random people passing by.
Preparing for your engagement session can be a little overwhelming. Rest assured, I will be here to guide you every step of the way. From choosing your time and location to choosing your shoot outfits, please feel free to ask me, I'm happy to help!
I hope this helps you as you continue to plan your wedding journey.
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