This may sound somewhat obvious but the time of year you plan your engagement session will have a fairly dramatic effect on the look and feel of your engagement photos. Of course, this all depends on where you live or where you’re planning to travel for your engagement photos.
In the Cleveland, Ohio area or really the midwest in general, one of the most beautiful times of the year is spring. I have lived a few places and traveled a whole lot more and I’m not sure that I’ve ever seen a place with so many blooms. Literally, every tree is flowering, every bush is budding, it’s a Pinterest engagement dream come true. 🙂
So how do you take advantage of this beautiful time of year?
- Be flexible on timing. To make an engagement session of your floral dreams come true, you might have to be a little flexible on timing. Do you know how sometimes winter lasts until March and sometimes until June? Ya, the flowers noticed too. What do you do? Usually, we recommend planning a shoot for a couple of weeks as an intended time for our engagement session. But on our side, we’ll be keeping an eye out on what the flowers are actually doing and we may need to readjust accordingly. It will be worth it to get the look you really want.
- Consider a bouquet from a florist. This is a beautiful way to add a floral pop to your engagement and have a little fun with some non-local variety blooms. It’s also a great way to get to know a florist vendor you might be considering for your wedding day in a non-pressure situation.
- Think light and flowy for your wardrobe. It cannot be stated how important having the right look for your engagement session can be. But you’re in luck. Spring, in my opinion, is a fairly easy season to dress for. Think light and airy, pastels, flowy looks. I recommend something really organic looking if you’re planning on being out in a field somewhere. If the look and feel is more a cherry blossom engagement in DC or Wade Oval in Cleveland, then a lighter color cocktail dress never goes out of style.
- Schedule professional hair and makeup. This is something I think is important no matter what the time of year but having a professional craft your look will help you feel like the most stunning version of you. I can’t recommend it enough. Again, it’s a wonderful opportunity to get a feel for vendors you may want alongside you on your wedding day.
No matter the time of year, your engagement should be beautiful and full of lots of laughter. It’s a time to get comfortable in front of our cameras and focus on the two of you. If you want to read a little more about why I think engagement sessions are so important and why we include either a Natural or Styled Engagement session in each of our wedding packages, you might want to have a peek at this blog as well.