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What to Look for in a location for an Engagement Session

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May 19, 2017

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Engagement sessions are an ideal way for you to see how well you and your photographer will work together. They are also great for you and your soon-to-be spouse to practice perfecting your poses for your wedding day portraits.

But where should you schedule your engagement session?

While you can ask your photographer for some insight on where they suggest, consider these tips to help you choose a location that has significance and meaning to you and your significant other.

Choose a Place That Fits You as a Couple

Do you have a favorite coffee shop? Go there for a few photos!

Spend most of your evenings dueling it out over scrabble? Set up a session at home!

The location of your engagement shoot should be one you two are comfortable in. You don’t have to go all out and glamorous if you both are more the laid back and casual. Nor do you have to search for an open field to shoot in if you’d rather shoot in front of a street mural.

The location can be any place that will allow you two to act naturally and can have a story behind it.

Tell your Photographer a few things you enjoy and ask them for ideas, too!

Bride and Groom stand in front of Denny Chimes for a photo during their engagement session at the university of alabama

This couple met at The University of Alabama so they chose the campus for their Engagement Session. How perfect!

Take the Sun Into Consideration.

If you are choosing a location because of the sunset or sunrise you’ll have to schedule your session accordingly.

You’ll also want to take into consideration the season as well where the sunset starts later or earlier.

If you are shooting at multiple locations for your engagement session don’t forget to account for travel time. If you’re going for a sunset or sunrise backdrop you may want to keep your locations closer together to give you more time.

Ask your Photographer for ideal times to start and the locations you want most!

Black and white photo with groom sharing a kiss with his soon to be bride in khakis a polo and white dress at their engagement session in Tuscaloosa

Consider the Visuals and Background

Whether you are going for a rustic or urban look, brainstorm some locations that have interesting backgrounds.

Find some interesting architecture or brick walls for an urban feel or fields and trails for a more urban and country feel.

Try not to choose a location that has too much foot traffic since this can result in your images getting photo bombed by a passerby, unless you simply don’t mind. If you want an engagement session in the New Orleans French Quarter, I’m sure you already understand that you’ll have to work with crowds. Your Photographer can also help to avoid major distractions just by posing!Bride and groom choose the university of alabama for beautiful engagement portraits in front of denny chimes

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I enjoy writing here on our online journal and sharing the knowledge that I've learned over the years in the wedding industry with not only my couples, but anyone who want an extra hand to hold during this amazing, yet busy season of life!

In my career, I've photographed everything from newborns to a past United States President, but my passion and focus has been for the wedding industry for over the past 5 years. I truly love this calling and feel blessed each day!

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