Engagement photography sessions are the most fun – they’re a great way to relax, take some gorgeous images to use in your wedding stationery (and use as keepsakes, of course!) and get to know your wedding photographer before the big day.
For most couples, engagement photo shoots are a little bit into that unknown territory of wedding planning – when should you take them, where do you go and what do you even wear? It’s important to know that there are no rules to how you want to do things – it’s all about what makes you most comfortable and happy!
If you need a little guidance or recommendations on how to choose your Pittsburgh engagement photo location, check out some of these simple tips:
- Go to your favorite places – Engagement photos look best when you’re in your element, totally relaxed and comfortable. One of the best ways to achieve that look in your photographs is to choose locations that are special to you as a couple – whether you love spending time along the river on a boat or walking through some of Pittsburgh’s favorite spots, like the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, these locations offer exceptional backdrops and allow you to have a great time in your pictures!
- Get cozy at home – You don’t even need to leave the confines of your home to take your engagement pictures, did you know that? Whether you have a favorite spot outside on the porch or you love watching movies cuddled up on the couch, your engagement photographer can work magic just about anywhere as long as there’s some good light.
- Consider possible publications – Do you plan to submit your wedding details and photos to magazines or websites after the big day? Be sure to know the photograph requirements in advance – depending on the publication, they’ll have certain guidelines that you’ll want to meet, especially for close-up shots.
- Keep it casual – Engagement photos can be anything you want them to be – casual, formal, candid – they should best represent you as a couple! One fun option when you’re undecided on a location is to go around town to significant spots – the movie theater for a first date, a coffee shop that holds special memories, or even PNC Park where you cheered for the Pirates – all of these places create gorgeous settings for your Pittsburgh engagement photographs.
Want to set up a date for your engagement photographs in Pittsburgh? Contact me and let’s chat!