The most popular reason to take engagement photos is for your save-the-dates. But, it’s also a great way to get comfortable in front of the camera with your wedding photographer and see how your photographer operates. (Think of it as a test run.) Trust your photographer to bring out you and your fiances’ personalities in a creative way. So, when it comes time to introduce yourselves to your guests, why not choose one of these 5 unique engagement session locations:
Still little kids at heart? Relive your childhood by spending an afternoon at a carnival. Play games, ride the carousel, eat cotton candy and maybe win a prize or two!
Photo: Indigo Photography
2. NFL Football Stadium
Die hard football fans? Score a touchdown on your favorite NFL football stadium.
Photo: Vanessa Joy Photography
3. Ski & Snowboard Resort
Adventurous? If you love colder weather and hitting the slopes, trek down the mountain together.
Photo: Jason + Gina Photography
4. On the River
Down to earth? Float down the river in a little canoe. Nothing’s more romantic than reenacting “The Notebook.”
Photo: Natalie Franke Photography
5. Pumpkin Patch
Is your favorite season fall? What better way to celebrate Halloween by heading over to your local pumpkin patch.
Photo: Alexandra Hunt Photography
For more creative engagement session locations, consider a flea market, coffee shop, train station, or even revisit your high school or college if you first started dating there. And remember, don’t forget to smile for the camera!
Shannon & Sean
From the Photographer: “A pumpkin patch, a golden sunset, fall leaves, and a beautiful couple – what more could a fall-loving photographer want? Shannon and Sean’s favourite season is fall, their favourite holiday is Halloween, so it was only natural that we held their engagement session at the Laity Pumpkin farm in beautiful British Columbia. We also shot in a nearby field at sunset, and Shannon changed into a prairie-inspired mini dress with brown, buckled, high-heeled boots. Adorable! Sean proposed to Shannon on a US roadtrip – he dropped to one knee on an Oregon pier overlooking a lighthouse! Their elegant 2012 wedding will be held at the luxurious Swan-e-set.” -Alexandra Hunt Photography
Photographer: Alexandra Hunt Photography
Joanne & Theo
Engagement Session | June 2011
Fort Langley, British Columbia
From the Photographer: “Joanne and Theo are huge thrift store shoppers! They love to spend their weekends together travelling from store to store. They incorporated their love for this into their session! Joanne brought a roll along suitcase full of clothing changes, jewelery options, and all sorts of fun little props! They are such a quirky couple who are so in love. They laughed their entire session!” - Justine Russo Photography
Photography: Justine Russo Photography
Jared & Yom
Central Park, NY
There is something so unique about each and every New York wedding, e-session, or photo shoot we see. This one is no exception. A fantastic job by Andrea at Servidone Studios!
Photographer: Servidone Studios