June 8, 2015

Where to shoot your engagement session?


I get a lot of clients who always ask me for ideas on where to shoot their engagement session. 

Usually they say they want an “outdoorsy shoot” okay perfect! But what kind of outdoorsy, and what kind of session suits you as a couple best?

Here are some ideas for you!

Recreate your first date! This could be walking downtown and stopping at the first coffee shop you ever went to together, whatever it may be it’s meant to be special and speak true to you.

Hike the mountains! I personally would love and do love doing this with my couples for their engagement session, whether or not they are getting married in the mountains, if it’s fun, adventurous and the view is SPECTACULAR and so is the couple, then why not?

Waterfalls & lakes! If you love the ocean like I do but clearly can’t drive the 12 hours just for that engagement session, do it by a body of water! Love fishing or boating? Incorporate that too! Sunset & Water = Muy Romantico 😉

A City Event/Attraction! Love dressing up and getting rowdy at the stampede? Why not do your engagement session there! (As long as you can handle the crowds staring at all the love you guys have for eachother =] )

Outer City Limits! Like me I actually don’t do well in front of crowds, so if you want to have a quiet and serene engagement session with no distractions where everything is focused on you and your fiance then head out of town. doesn’t mean a long drive, I know many different spots that are 10-20 minutes outside of the city that look magical and like you took hours to drive there! (although sometimes you may pay a travel fee it is totally worth it)

QUICK TIP! I find it most convenient for brides, that when they book their engagement shoots to plan their hair & makeup trial that day, no point in making all of that go to waste and not being able to capture how stunning you look on more than one occasion!

These are just a few suggestions I have! Whatever you dream of your engagement session being like, your photographer can help you make it happen, be adventurous and bold, it’s rewarding!