How to Make the Most Out of Your Outdoor Engagement Photos

ON 19, January 2018


Outdoor engagement sessions can be beautiful any day of the year. With these engagement session tips, you’ll make the most of your time in front of the camera.

To maximize your session, you’ll want to do a little “leg” work beforehand. Take a preemptive walk around the location if it’s nearby. Look for photo ops that you find interesting. Look for spots with blooming flowers, pretty trees, or secluded nooks.

For the ultimate photo, you can go out on a limb— literally. Embrace your inner child by climbing a tree. Sitting or climbing perched on a branch makes for unforgettable engagement photography. Of course, it’s imperative that you exercise caution. Remember that your safety is always the most important thing!

There are also ways to get creative with your feet planted on terra firma. Look for interesting paths and crossways. If you’re near a stream or a trail, consider getting a little adventurous and wading across the water.

If your heart is set on photos in a field of blooming flowers, we support you. Take it to the next level by considering color theory when you plan your engagement look. Choose a color that compliments the blooms. When in doubt, wear a neutral!

Architectural details always bring something special to an engagement session. Look for archways, bright and interesting door frames, and other elements to add extra interest to your photos.

A pop of color will always make your photos feel fresh. The best news? They’re everywhere! You just have to look for them! Remember, that your photos will always look great as long as your relaxed, so be yourself and have fun!

Think of it this way: your engagement session is a practice run in front of the camera.  By the time you get to your wedding, you’ll be a real pro. You can always trust your photographer to see details you might have missed!

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