Tips for Choosing a Location for Your Engagement Pictures
If you just recently got engaged, congratulations! There is so much joy in this event that many couples want to make sure they document this moment by booking an engagement photography session in their area. To some people, choosing a location for their shoot comes instantly before even booking a photographer. However, sometimes it's not as easy as it sounds and you need a little help to decide on a place. If this describes your current situation, then you've come to the right place!
Locations For Engagement Pictures
While I unfortunately can't list out all the great areas of the Triad and Triangle areas in this post, I will do my best to help you come up with a location that is meaningful and special to YOU. And if you're still unsure, then we can certainly have a quick chat and I can help guide you in the right direction based on your story.
I'll start by saying that the location has to be very personal to you, this isn't a school picture or business headshot, you'll want to make sure that these images tell a story and the setting of these pictures will be extremely helpful with that. I've put together a list of questions below that will help you think of places for this, and even if the answers seem wild at first, think about your answers and how much you'd enjoy seeing professional pictures of you and your significant other in that setting. You'll want to look back at these pictures, and be reminded of a special moment in your relationship before the wedding.
How It All Started...
Here are a few questions that will help you go back to how your relationship even started with your now fiancee.
- Where did you meet?
- Where did you both grow up?
- Where was your first date?
- Where was your first kiss?
- Where did you make your relationship official?
- Where did you get engaged?
And if all of the above aren't working out, consider these:
- What was your all-time favorite date? Where did it take place?
- What is something you both really enjoy doing together?
- What is your favorite local spot?
- What is something you both really connect with?
- Think of your favorite memory with your fiancee. Where did this take place?
- What is your go-to date night spot?
Phone a Friend (or Family Member)
This process shouldn't be stressful, and you need to remember that you're not alone. If you need to phone a friend, do so! Sometimes the people that are closest to us can help notice some details that we ourselves may miss or may not even remember. Here are some questions you can ask your friends:
- What place makes you think of us?
- If you wanted to find us on a Saturday afternoon, where would you go first? (home is not a valid answer)
- Do you remember me telling you about any date in particular that you think is worth re-telling?
- If it's a parent, where did you get engaged/married?
Not Sure Yet? Get In Touch
I can help you find some location ideas as soon as I hear your story. Contact me so you can add another member to the brainstorming team. I'm always up for a great love story and look forward to hearing yours.