An engagement session takes a lot of planning, from choosing a location to picking out what to wear, but a photoshoot in the winter takes a little more thought. Don’t let the cold scare you off from getting gorgeous photos! There are definitely ways to fully prepare for winter engagement photos and get images you’ll absolutely love!
Think about how you react to cold
Every person is different, and some of us stand cold better than others. If you love the cold weather, a winter engagement photo session is perfect for you! However, if you feel uncomfortable in the cold, that will definitely show in your images.
Be sure to bundle up
You want to look cute, but you also don’t want to freeze! There’s nothing wrong with wearing fleece-lined tights under your pants or using layers to create cozy photos. A sweater, a scarf and a classy winter coat make for incredible images and will be sure to keep you from shivering all day.
Choose the right time of day
This is where the guidance of a professional photographer comes in especially handy. Talk to your photographer about the best time of day for your session and prepare for the temperature accordingly.
Pick a gorgeous location
Is there a place in your area that looks stunning in winter? While we don’t get much snow here in DFW, some areas have the most beautiful trees with all the leaves on the ground. If you’re taking your photos around the holidays, consider a city location where you can capture the lights on the buildings for a beautiful backdrop.
Take plenty of breaks
Taking photos in the cold can be fun, but you don’t want snot running out your nose. Don’t be afraid to let your photographer know when you need to take a break or even go inside and warm up, if possible. And consider grabbing some coffee or hot cocoa to help keep you energized throughout your engagement session.
Take advantage of fewer crowds
Winter is a time when most people stay inside, especially if it’s super cold, so it’s your perfect opportunity to get photos in places you love that are usually busy or crowded. If you live in a city, this opens up more options for beautiful scenery without worrying about other people getting in the way.
Have fun and be playful
Your photos should capture what makes your relationship special and show off the joy you feel together.
November 4, 2021
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