Tips for Engagements Photos

A couple of years ago, I wrote about my favourite places for an engagement photoshoot and the article quickly became the most visited page on my blog. Couples in Worcester are constantly searching for a location to have their engagement photos taken and I love that this resource has been so useful for so many couples! Of course, choosing a place from my list is only one way to decide on an engagement session location so today I thought I’d share a few other ways you can choose a location for your long-awaited engagement photos.


THINK ABOUT WHERE YOU FIRST MET.

If you’re sentimental like me then you’ll want to have photos done in a place that means something to both of you. If you choose the location where you first met, then your engagement photos will always remind you of that sweet day when you met your husband or wife.


RETURN TO THE SPOT WHERE YOU HAD YOUR FIRST DATE.

Remember that you don’t have to do your entire session in one location. If the place where you had your first date is near other locations where you’d want to be photographed then communicate that to your photographer and maybe you can make a quick stop at that special place where it all started.


CONSIDER YOUR HOMETOWN.

If you live in a picturesque area then your hometown might be the perfect location for your shoot!


GO BACK TO WHERE HE or SHE PROPOSED.

Imagine having lovely photos of the two of you at the place where he/she got on one knee!


CHOOSE A PLACE THAT YOU VISIT OFTEN.

Something amazing can be seen when two people share an intimate moment in a place that you visit often.


FIND A PLACE THAT SUITS YOUR INTEREST AND PERSONALITIES.

Do you love the outdoors? Do you prefer a big city? Think about how you like to spend your time together and choose a place based on that.


CONSIDER THE TIME OF DAY.

Remember that in photography, light is everything. So if you plan to have a sunset engagement session, be sure that the light will be flattering at that time of the day! Otherwise, you may want to opt for a sunrise shoot. The river seven at the rear of Worcester Cathedral is a stunning spot at sunset.


PAY ATTENTION TO THE SEASON.

Some locations are prettier during a specific time of year. If you know you want spring photos, do a little research and find out which locations look best at that time of year.


THINK ABOUT THE TYPES OF OUTFITS YOU’D LIKE TO WEAR.

Make sure your outfits fit the location and vibe of the place you’ve chosen.


MAKE SURE THE LOCATION FITS YOUR NEEDS.

This one is especially important if you’re bringing your doggy along on your shoot! You don’t want to choose a place that isn’t dog friendly!


GO SOMEWHERE PRETTY WITH GORGEOUS LIGHT.

There isn’t a rule that says the location of your engagement session has to be meaningful thanks to something that happened there previously. If you love the location and the light is good there, I encourage you to go for it! The place will become meaningful to you once you’ve had your session there.


MAKE IT THEMATIC.

If you have a special holiday, hobby, or season consider planning a session based on those details that are special to the two of you.


And there you have it! I hope you found these tips useful and that they help you decide on a location for your shoot. Reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns!


ENGAGEMENT SESSION PLANNING GUIDE

Did you find this post useful? Fill out the form below to get our free Engagement Session Planning Guide along with lots of tips and tricks for planning your wedding!

Name *
Name

Comment