So now that you've read about why an engagement session is a non-negotiable and have learned how to prepare for your engagement session, today I'm going to give some tips for choosing a location!
First, consider the timing. Think about when you want to schedule your session and then think about what the weather is doing and what the foliage looks like. If you're dreaming of endless blooms, plan for spring. If you'd love green hills and sunshine, choose summer. If you have your heart set on apple orchards or crunchy leaves, fall is your best bet. If you prefer the look of a cozy in home or coffee shop session, winter is your pick. Season will dictate location to a certain degree, so keep this in mind. (FYI, green is my thing so if you want to my vote? Anywhere lush.)
Second, consider what you want to wear. Make sure that the two looks you are planning will look natural in the environment you're drawn to. I love giving guidance on this and I'm always up to give personalized input when it comes to styling. Helping you to look and feel your very best in a beautiful environment is just part of what I was made to do. It's so much fun for me.
Third, consider the things you love to do and which places are most meaningful to you. Do you visit a certain park each week when you walk your dog? Do you brunch on Saturday at a local restaurant? Do you love the hustle and bustle of the city? I always offer suggestions because I have a list of favorite places for sessions, but the more I know about what you love, the more authentic and natural your location choice will be!
And that's all there is to it! Now that you have all of the information you could possibly need regarding your upcoming engagement session, you're well on your way to creating some beautiful photos that you'll be able hang in your future home, share on social media, use for save the dates or create a guestbook for the reception with. Cheers, brides!