Engagement sessions. Wooo I love to shoot those, and I never talk enough about them. There are so many tips that I want to share with you! There are several posts dedicated to the topic on my blog but today I want to ask you this question:
Where should you schedule your engagement session?
Well, I always scout new locations and propose different places with a variety of possible scenarios for my couple to choose from or to get inspired from. I do not let you wonder about the best option, I offer you possibilities and I make the job very easy to you with a free consultation that is very informative and helpful to put together the best engagement sessions.
Howevere here are some tips for more generic workflow models that apply to everyone.
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.
1. 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 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.
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.
3. 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 photo bombed by a passerby.