An engagement session held during spring can be an incredible way to capture its picturesque scenery, yet you should bear in mind that your shoot may depend on its location.
Consider choosing a theme with personal significance to both of you, such as recreating your first date, favorite park or even honeymoon destination for an enjoyable and unique photoshoot experience.
Pick a Location
Step one in planning an unforgettable spring engagement is selecting an idyllic location. There are numerous stunning backdrops that would provide stunning pictures. Consider choosing between elegant romantic scenes such as tulip fields or flower gardens, rustic natural settings like parks or nature reserves as your backdrops.
One great option for couples’ photos is choosing a location with personal significance for you and your fiance, such as where you first met or where he proposed; perhaps it could even be somewhere like your favorite restaurant or coffee shop that holds special memories for both of you. These types of places often bring memories flooding back that capture how special this relationship truly is between two individuals.
Locations such as this provide the ideal setting to showcase any outfit you may choose for your session, with light pastels being more appropriate than vibrant, eye-catching shades; trendy looks are great for Instagram posts but should remain in photos you will keep forever.
Props can also help create the look and feel of spring. Some great examples are hats, wide-brimmed sun hats, flower crowns, and prints such as floral or paisley designs.
At all times, it is wise to remember the unpredictable spring weather can be. While a romantic scene in the rain might look sweet on film, it could quickly ruin an engagement shoot and leave you with sore eyes and runny nose. Therefore, be prepared and bring an umbrella just in case!
Plan Your Outfits
If you prefer more dressy engagement photos, spring can be the ideal season. Temperatures don’t reach summer levels yet there are still flowers and leaves in bloom – perfect conditions for photo sessions with flowing dresses and skirts, which add movement to photographs while white jeans give a sleek appearance.
Floral prints make an excellent statement when it comes to spring engagement photos, celebrating both the season and pairing easily with various outfits. You could wear a floral skirt with ballet flats or lace-up sneakers for casual flair while keeping things classy; or go all-out formal and wear a tea length tulle skirt paired with strappy heels for more sophistication.
Based on where and when you plan on taking your engagement photos, select an outfit that complements both the location and its surroundings. For instance, when it comes to rustic or desert engagement sessions, selecting an ensemble that features western or boho looks such as leather boots with an eye-catching lace dress can work wonderfully well.
Be mindful that taking engagement photos at different seasons might prevent you from getting exactly the pictures you envisioned, like blooming flowers on desert or beach locations. If this concerns you, discuss this matter with your photographer to see if there are any ways they can compensate for this shortcoming.
Pick a Date
When it comes to spring engagement photos, there are various styles and locations to consider for their photography session. A flower garden or tulip field makes for vibrant photos; similar effects could also be achieved using greenery in parks or natural settings – or opting for beaches where water and sand remain consistent year-round – evergreen trees or desert plant life like cacti or succulents can also provide beautiful backdrops!
Botanical gardens offer another ideal location for engagement photos. Though more manicured than parks, botanical gardens still boast lush spring blossoms and foliage that will give your engagement photos that extra pop.
If you prefer something with more of an artistic feel, schedule your photoshoot during golden hour, the hour or so prior to sunset. This time is ideal for outdoor engagement photos as the sunlight will create a soft glow that adds vibrancy and character.
Other elements that could make for great spring engagement photos include architecture, beautiful water views and lush countryside grasses. If natural settings or flowers don’t appeal to you, manmade locations or even where you first met may also work well – just be sure to discuss all your options with your photographer in order to create an engagement photo session that reflects both of your styles!
Book a Photographer
Spring engagement photos can be stunningly romantic with all their blooming flowers and Easter-related props available. Furthermore, this season does not necessarily necessitate rain gear as even light showers can make for some breathtaking photos.
Make sure that you book a photographer well in advance if you plan on trying to capture some cherry blossoms or tulips at their best, giving yourself enough time to find someone with experience and skills who will perfectly capture your special momentous occasion.
If you need help selecting a photographer, ask around. Your friends and family might know of someone who did an exceptional job for someone close to them recently, which might help when choosing someone on your own. Once you find someone you like it’s essential they fit with your personality as you’ll be working closely together throughout the wedding planning process; make sure they meet these criteria.
To ensure your photographs will fit seamlessly with your save-the-dates, search for a photographer with experience working with other brides and grooms to produce striking samples that reflect their work as the ideal complement to your style and theme. Zola offers pre-made Save the Date templates which might suit different themes; just remember that in years’ time what matters most will be how happy and in love you were during this special momentous occasion!
Schedule a Consultation
Engagement photos are often included as part of wedding packages, so it is wise to contact your photographer as soon as you book for the big day and request to schedule one immediately! That way, you’ll ensure you can capture everything that matters in your spring engagement photos!
As part of your discussion with your photographer to plan an engagement photo shoot, be sure to ask about any locations or backdrops that would complement the theme of your wedding and any specific styles of photography you prefer – and see if they offer anything similar for engagement pictures.
For example, if you are planning a city engagement session, research any streets or parks laden with trees and flowers that will be at their prime when scheduling the shoot. Furthermore, when looking for botanical garden engagement photos it would be beneficial to research which gardens will be in full bloom during your chosen date of the session.
Once you’ve selected your location for engagement photos, think carefully about what to wear for them. Comfort and self-expression should always come first when choosing an outfit – don’t feel pressured into wearing heels if your relationship doesn’t often require formality!
Professional engagement photos can be an enjoyable, memorable way to commemorate your love and look forward to marriage. Plus, this will give your friends and family an exclusive glimpse of what’s to come!