Engagement sessions are an ideal way for you to see how well you and your photographer
will work together. They are also great for you and your soon-to-be spouse to practice
perfecting your poses for your wedding day portraits. But where should you schedule your
engagement session? While you can ask your photographer for some insight on where they
suggest consider these tips to help you choose a location that has significance and meaning
to you and your significant other.
- Choose a Place That Fits You as a Couple
Do you have a favorite coffee shop? Go there. Spend most of your evenings dueling it out
over scrabble? Set up a session at home. 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 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.
- 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. You’ll also want to take into consideration the season as well where the
sunset starts later or earlier. 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.
- Consider the Visuals and Background
Whether you are going for a rustic or urban look, brainstorm some locations that have
interesting backgrounds. Find some interesting architecture or brick walls for an urban feel or
fields and trails for a more urban and country feel. Try not to choose a location that has too
much foot traffic since this can result in your images getting photobombed by a passerby.