8 Reasons To Want A Winter Engagement Session

Are you unsure about braving the cold for your engagement shoot? Knowing the benefits and tricks for a winter photo session just might sway you into choosing one over a spring or summer engagement session!

1.Popular shooting locations aren't as crowded during the colder months, meaning you won't have strangers in the background or spend a lot of time waiting for others to walk past while shooting.

2.Washington has amazing scenery, and it looks so different in the winter! How fun and unique would photos at a rustic cabin or a snow-filled session like this one be?

3.There are many indoor/outdoor locations to choose from if you're worried about getting too cold during your photo session. Check out this Pike Place session that was mostly shot indoors. If you need other location ideas, feel free to contact me!

4.Layers look great on camera! Choose fitted sweaters and jackets rather than bulky coats. If need be, bring your coat to warm up in between locations or while your photographer gets set up. Scarves and hats are also an easy way to change the way an outfit looks!

5.Embrace the weather. Overcast skies are actually the best for shooting portraits! Clouds scatter light and give beautiful, even lighting without harsh shadows. This is my favorite weather to shoot in because it makes it possible to shoot nearly anywhere! Even if it rains, it's possible to make that fun and romantic too! You can add in props, such as umbrellas or rain boots , to make the photos more dramatic.

6.Flexible booking! Busy season for portrait and wedding photographers is typically from spring to fall. To get a time slot during summer months, you may have to schedule months in advance; and many wedding photographers only shoot engagements on weekdays. If you choose to do a winter engagement session, photographers’ schedules tend to be more flexible!

7.An outdoor shoot gives you an excuse to cuddle up in a coffee shop or bar for photos afterwards!

8.You'll be ahead of schedule. Since you'll have your photos done much earlier than everyone else, you won't be in a rush to send out save the dates! Hooray for less stress!