Engagement photos…I LOOVVVVEEE them! There is nothing I enjoy more than capturing the joy of two people totally smitten with each other. Not only are the locations fabulous, this is usually the first time I really get to know who my bride and groom are as a couple. Since you do have the opportunity to be photographed almost ANYWHERE (yes…we can even go to Paris if you will fly me there), I believe the spot you chose for your engagement photos should totally reflect who you are and what you like to do. For example, if you and your fiancé love playing tennis, why not put on your whites, grab a couple of wooden rackets, and head to the courts? If you are Broadway fanatics, gather up your favorite Playbills and head to the theatre district. If you like to walk your dogs together, pack a picnic basket for two and head to the park with man’s best friend. Whatever you do, make sure you pick a location that says something about YOU as a COUPLE. This will make your engagement photos that much more special.
To give you an idea of your different options, I have put together three unique looks, City Chic, Beach Bliss, and Playing in the Park. Check them out and decide which look best represents you!
Look One: City Chic
Lori and Ashley wanted the city at their feet! This rooftop photo shoot feels lighthearted, and very “old” New York.
Ali and Nathan are giving off a City Chic feel. We arrived in Times Square at 7 a.m. to ensure they would have this busy part of New York to themselves!
Kelli and Brian crossed the Brooklyn Bridge, tangled in each other’s arms. While located in the city, this location represents a very different feeling than the look before.
Kelsey and John laugh together on the streets of SoHo, only blocks away from Kelsey’s office. I love it when couples pick a location that has meaning to them.
Look Two: Beach Bliss
Kelli and Brian chose to head to the Hamptons for their second look. The straw hat and pink and blue sky gives this couple a laid back, whimsical feel.
Jenny and Ki Joon look very “free” running together on Long Beach Island. The time of day you choose to have your engagement session can really determine the vibe of your photographs.
Look Three: Playing in the Park
Jasmine and Lucas walk leisurely through the lush Conservatory. I think the wooden bench and twisting trees gives this photo such a unique look.
Ali and Nathan enjoy a romantic stroll in Central Park, fingers entwined.
In contrast to the look above, the old barn in the background gives these park photos more of a classic, country feel.
Ben and Liz laugh together durning a stunning sunset on Roosevelt Island. Nothing beats the beautiful glow at the end of the day!
The soft browns of the woods in Central Park give Ashley and Brandon’s engagement photos a rustic feel.
Danielle and Ethan wanted to be photographed on wide open, rolling hills. Warriors Path State Park in Tennessee proved to be the perfect location for this couple who loves the outdoors!
No matter what location you choose for your engagement photos, make sure you bring along the most important things…your love for each other and two bright smiles.