A lot of couples choose to wait out the intense winter weather and celebrate their engagement with spring or summer photos—and that’s great! But if you’re looking for a way to make your engagement session truly unique and memorable, the enchanted romance of winter has a lot to offer.
Take advantage of the dazzling snowfalls and stunning decorations of the winter season by booking your engagement shoot for this magical time of year. With the right photographer, thoughtful preparation, and these helpful hints, you won’t miss out on any winter charm!
1) Embrace the season.
Engagement photos always turn out the best when you and your partner give it your all, especially when it comes to the season. Make use of the gorgeous scenery that comes with this time of year by choosing an extra wintry location for your shoot!
Head to the pine trees, mountains, or ski lodge and set yourself up with some winter props. How cute would you and your fiancé look sipping hot chocolate under a mistletoe with a snowy backdrop?
2) Take breaks.
Hopefully the elements cut you a break for your engagement photos and give you a light snowfall for some dazzling shots. If you’re not so lucky, remember that very cold temperatures and heavy snow can take a serious toll on your body.
Give yourselves a break every so often to go inside and warm up for a few minutes. This will keep the bitter cold from seeping through your layers and into your mindset—it’s easy to feel grumpy when you can’t get warm. Plus, a cute little café or cabin would make an excellent secondary location for some cozy shots!
3) Bundle up.
Flowery sundresses and fall sweaters are not your only options for cute engagement shoot outfits. Embrace the cozy, messy look of a romantic winter walk in the snow with soft layers and snuggly accessories. Don’t worry about keeping every stray hair in place and a perfect face of makeup. Winter is blustery, so play it up!
Wear a colorful knit hat and scarf with some fingerless mittens to show off that ring. If you want to skip the bulky winter jacket, stay warm with an underlayer of fleece or thermal leggings.
Looking for a photographer who’s not afraid to face the cold for the perfect shot? Call Stephoto LLC! We’ll do whatever it takes to tell your story, no matter the location or the season. Contact us today to set up the engagement shoot of your dreams!