6 Tips for Winter Engagement Photos
With December being the most popular month to get engaged, it’s officially engagement season. What better way to celebrate a recent engagement than a romantic or whimsical winter photo session?
Winter engagement photos are a great choice for many couples. The photos can double for Christmas or New Year’s cards, or simply highlight a love of all things winter. The colder weather causes a natural flush that looks great in photos, and—if you’re lucky enough to get it—the snowy white scenery makes a great contrast.
If you’re considering a cold-weather photo session, here are a few tips to help you keep warm and get some magical shots:
1. Bundle up: Choose outfits that function for both warmth and fashion. Choose a bright coat, wrap up in a patterned blanket or have fun with winter accessories.
2. Take breaks: Plan to take a few breaks to warm up (you don’t want your expressions to freeze up!). Cups of cocoa by the fire or wrapping up in blankets inside make for great bonus shots.
3. Find a unique or seasonal location: Christmas tree farms, barns and woods make great wintery scenery for photos. Another option is renting a secluded cabin or a historic venue for your photo session.
4. Use snow in your photos: If you are lucky enough to have snow, incorporate it in your photos as more than a background. Throw snow in the air, build a snowman or have a play snowball fight.
5. Time it right: If it’s snowy, the reflection of the midday sun is too bright for engagement photos. Sunrise and sunset continues to be an ideal time for winter photos (which may mean taking some time off work).
6. Fake it if needed: If you are taking wintery photos in a warm-weather climate, you can create a wintery atmosphere with props. Use fake snow, don a knitted hat or sport a wintery sweater.
with love & style from: Sandy D. (bridal blogger extraordinaire)
(photos from Pinterest)