When Paige suggested having their engagement session at her Grandparent's farm, I was excited about the possibility and I loved that it had so much meaning for her and her family. When we got there, it was more than I could have hoped for! Although it was late in the Fall, we still had gorgeous foliage left on the trees and the weather was absolutely perfect with a clear blue sky. Her grandpa's truck made me drool and I'm secretly hoping they give it to me one day soon!
We explored the property and made sure that we included landmarks with special meaning as part of the images. You'll see an old farmhand's house, an outhouse, barn, the infamous truck, and even their college letterman jackets featured.
A few tips for planning your engagement session:
- Select a location that it significant to you and your fiance: family property like Christopher and Paige did, the place you had your first kiss, a favorite spot to spend time, where he proposed, etc. It will make your photographs even more valued.
- Decide if you want to feature the same season as your wedding and plan accordingly. Some couples like to have their engagement photos be done the same time of year that their wedding will be, and some like to have something different. Often, we'll do engagements in the Spring, Bridals in late summer, and then have the wedding in Fall.
- Select clothing that coordinates well together but isn't matchy-matchy. Chris and Paige did a great job of this by having Chris in a solid color shirt that went well with Paige's patterned sweater and solid top.
- Think about your plan to display the engagement photos and discuss this with your photographer. Do you want to make a guest book for your guests to sign at the wedding? Do you want a large print to go in a mat and have them sign that? Do you want to display small prints on the tables during the reception?
- Plan to have fun! This session is all about the two of you and your love for each other! Let it shine in your photos. For many of our clients, the engagement session is the first professional photos they've had done together. This can cause some jitters, but don't fret; the sessions are painless, and dare I say, even FUN!?