3 QUICK TIPS FOR CHOOSING ENGAGEMENT PHOTO LOCATIONS
Apr 10, 2019 | By: T.E.P Studios
Over the years as Michigan Wedding Photographers, we have gathered a few tips that will help you choose the perfect engagement session location that is just right for YOU! It's as easy as 1...2...3;
#1 - The Season:
Each season has different benefits to offer but really it comes down to a personal preference. Below are some examples to help you decide!
Spring might be for you if…
Daffodils, tulips and cherry blossoms are your favorite flower!
Your outfits are in pastel and soft cream tones.
You enjoy the cooler weather before the summer heat.
You have been cooped up all winter and just want to get out!
Summer might be for you if you…
Love mature, green foliage.
Have a favorite sundress you are dying to wear!
Feel better with a tan!
Want to enjoy the warm, summer temps.
Fall might be for you if…
You adore the beautiful fall leaves!
Your favorite clothes are all from the fall season!
You enjoy the cooler temps after the summer scorcher.
Your like the majority of couples (It’s the favorite season for most!)
Winter might be for you if…
Christmas decor and twinkle lights are your favorite thing!
You look adorable in a winter hat!
You want to use coffee or hot coco as a prop.
you think snow is magical!
#2 - TheSignificance:
We all have those places that hold special spots in our hearts. It can be a place where a special moment happened, a favorite date spot, a beautiful memory…or just a personal space where we feel most at home!
This couple made Detroit their home and loved the urban, downtown feel that it offered.Their wedding was in Grand Rapids due to proximity to family, so having Detroit as a backdrop was important to them as a couple!An engagement session is the perfect time to include a special area that you might not be a able to capture on your wedding day.
#3 - Hobbies and Interests:
Including your hobbies and interests into your session will not only make you feel more comfortable and authentic but it will also show your personalities and make your session unique to you!
What are the hobbies/interests that you share as a couple?Do you love coffee or craft beer, do you hike or love the outdoors, are you movie lovers or do you adore picnics in the park?These are all things that you can incorporate into your engagement session.
For many couples their shared interest is their puppy!If you are fur parents, we need to consider locations that allow dogs.For more tips on including your puppy in your engagement session, click here!
Some other considerations…
If you love a certain location it is always a good idea to make sure that you have permission to take photographs there. Some locations require you to obtain a photography permit, pay a fee or sometimes it is just a verbal heads up. It is always better to ask beforehand so that you are prepared on the day of the session!
The time of day is also important to creating an amazing photography session. Our favorite time of day is a few hours before sunset. The light is soft, warm and just beautiful! If we get a say, we always suggest this time of day!
No need to stress!! At the end of the day, it is all about you! Your connection as a couple is the main focus of the engagement session! So if you are having a hard time picking the right spot, don’t worry! It is just a backdrop!