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I really enjoy doing an engagement session. It allows me to get to know the couple a little and get an idea of how it is to take photos. It also gives them an idea of my personality and style. Finding an engagement session location can be the hardest part.
Engagement sessions are an great 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.
One of the most challenging parts of doing an engagement session is finding the right location for them. You can ask your photographer for some ideas on good locations, but here are some tips to help you choose a location that has significance and meaning to you as a couple.
Consider what you do together. 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 that is comfortable for you. The location can be any place that will allow you two to act naturally and can have a story behind it.
I love taking sunset photos. If you do to, you might want to consider a place that has nice sunsets. This will play into how you schedule your session. 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.
Whether you are going for a rustic or urban look, consider 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 with other people in them.