Engagements, Planning & Tips

As in countless areas of life, engagements and proposals go through their own seasonal changes.  Many couples get engaged between Christmas and Valentine’s Day and are looking to have their engagement session done in the spring. Another busy season occurs in the fall when couples often choose to book their wedding photographers. A lot of photographers have different preferences for the best season in which to take your engagement photos, and we are no exception. Here are some of our best tips for scheduling your seasonal engagement session to get beautifully romantic, light-driven, and classic photos that will be relevant and fresh for decades to come.

 

Your Seasonal Engagement Session

Spring Sessions

We love spring sessions. Leaves are growing back, beautiful blooms have sprung up everywhere, and we have sun again. We are lovers of sunlight, and if you can choose a season that is sun-heavy, you will make us very happy photographers. We also love spring sessions because our busier season hasn’t started yet, and we can get your engagement session images finished in record time. The sunset time changes drastically within the spring months, so we recommend looking up the sunset time for a specific day and subtracting 2 hours for your start time! Depending on when greenery comes out again, think about locations that have both beautiful architecture with nature nearby, so that no matter how the weather turns out, you have a beautiful backdrop!

Spring Seasonal Engagement Session

Summer Sessions

Sessions in the summer are our favourites. They do however require flexibility since our weekends are mostly booked. We recommend weeknights or sunrise (sunrise sessions are especially great for busy locations!). In the summer, the sun is rising early and setting late, so it may be easier to schedule around work hours. We love greenery, but you’ll notice that more often than not, we try to keep our couples off the grass! This helps us consistently achieve our clean, romantic style!

Summer Seasonal Engagement Session

Fall Sessions

Because fall sessions are so popular, we want to give extra tips to make it work! Since the weather is more unpredictable and it is cloudier, be prepared for a heavier, windier look! We recommend finding open and airy locations since forests and ravines will make your images darker, and you’re more likely to have a lot of orange and yellow colours bouncing onto your faces instead of beautiful, clean, natural light! We know the temptation is to include the gorgeous fall colours in your photos, but this is a great season to choose an urban setting over a “nature-heavy” one.

If you’re set on having those fall colours, look for open, wide areas where the foliage is more of a backdrop than a surrounding statement. We also suggest not wearing fall colours! This might seem counterintuitive, but wearing neutrals, pastels, or jewel tones will help the fall colours stand out more and prevent you from looking washed out!

As in spring, the sunset time changes drastically within these few months. Look up the sunset for a specific day and subtract 2 hours for your start time! The weather can also be quite dynamic. This makes it a great season to find locations that have both beautiful buildings and architecture with a park or trees nearby so you have lots of options!

Fall Seasonal Engagement Session

Winter Sessions

Winter snow sessions can be magical. Just prepare yourselves for the experience itself to be a little more adventurous than the photos make it appear. With wind, it can be extremely cold. We recommend bringing hand warmers and keeping them in your pockets during the session. A colour palette with muted or jewel tones (instead of bright, bold colours) will photograph beautifully against the snow.

This is probably the only season we might suggest staying away from statement dresses and heels. We recommend leaning into the winter look, adding in a classy hat and scarf. A form-fitting peacoat could also be a flattering alternative to a dress.  If your session is before mid-March and the time change, don’t forget that the sun sets quite early! We’d be looking at starting your session mid-afternoon. Unless there’s a lot of snow on the ground, we recommend staying away from “green” areas, since the greenery will be mostly brown. Instead, make the most of the waterfront or beautiful buildings that offer unique backdrops!

Winter Seasonal Engagement Session

Your Seasonal Engagement Session

We are prepared for anything on your wedding day, but we’re especially light-driven on your engagement session. You’ll notice that some tips stay the same across each season, such as staying away from seasonally-colourful areas. Remember that these are suggestions to give you an experience where you can be confident of the end result. If you love the look of our images, you’ll love the result that comes from following these tips. The final decision is up to you. We’re here to make your experience memorable in the best sense: to capture your relationship and love for each other. No matter the location, weather, and light, you are the focus of the images, and we’re so grateful to be a part of this season.

Your engagement season–no matter how long it is–is short when compared to how long life is. We want you to make the most of it and soak up every second. In the midst of hectic wedding planning, your engagement session is a way to freeze time and remember why you’re getting married. To slow down for an evening, take time for each other, get dressed up, and go on a date afterwards!

Choosing a Season for Your Session

Engagements, Planning & Tips

As in countless areas of life, engagements and proposals go through their own seasonal changes.  Many couples get engaged between Christmas and Valentine’s Day and are looking to have their engagement session done in the spring. Another busy season occurs in the fall when couples often choose to book their wedding photographers. A lot of photographers have different preferences for the best season in which to take your engagement photos, and we are no exception. Here are some of our best tips for scheduling your seasonal engagement session to get beautifully romantic, light-driven, and classic photos that will be relevant and fresh for decades to come.

 

Your Seasonal Engagement Session

Spring Sessions

We love spring sessions. Leaves are growing back, beautiful blooms have sprung up everywhere, and we have sun again. We are lovers of sunlight, and if you can choose a season that is sun-heavy, you will make us very happy photographers. We also love spring sessions because our busier season hasn’t started yet, and we can get your engagement session images finished in record time. The sunset time changes drastically within the spring months, so we recommend looking up the sunset time for a specific day and subtracting 2 hours for your start time! Depending on when greenery comes out again, think about locations that have both beautiful architecture with nature nearby, so that no matter how the weather turns out, you have a beautiful backdrop!

Spring Seasonal Engagement Session

Summer Sessions

Sessions in the summer are our favourites. They do however require flexibility since our weekends are mostly booked. We recommend weeknights or sunrise (sunrise sessions are especially great for busy locations!). In the summer, the sun is rising early and setting late, so it may be easier to schedule around work hours. We love greenery, but you’ll notice that more often than not, we try to keep our couples off the grass! This helps us consistently achieve our clean, romantic style!

Summer Seasonal Engagement Session

Fall Sessions

Because fall sessions are so popular, we want to give extra tips to make it work! Since the weather is more unpredictable and it is cloudier, be prepared for a heavier, windier look! We recommend finding open and airy locations since forests and ravines will make your images darker, and you’re more likely to have a lot of orange and yellow colours bouncing onto your faces instead of beautiful, clean, natural light! We know the temptation is to include the gorgeous fall colours in your photos, but this is a great season to choose an urban setting over a “nature-heavy” one.

If you’re set on having those fall colours, look for open, wide areas where the foliage is more of a backdrop than a surrounding statement. We also suggest not wearing fall colours! This might seem counterintuitive, but wearing neutrals, pastels, or jewel tones will help the fall colours stand out more and prevent you from looking washed out!

As in spring, the sunset time changes drastically within these few months. Look up the sunset for a specific day and subtract 2 hours for your start time! The weather can also be quite dynamic. This makes it a great season to find locations that have both beautiful buildings and architecture with a park or trees nearby so you have lots of options!

Fall Seasonal Engagement Session

Winter Sessions

Winter snow sessions can be magical. Just prepare yourselves for the experience itself to be a little more adventurous than the photos make it appear. With wind, it can be extremely cold. We recommend bringing hand warmers and keeping them in your pockets during the session. A colour palette with muted or jewel tones (instead of bright, bold colours) will photograph beautifully against the snow.

This is probably the only season we might suggest staying away from statement dresses and heels. We recommend leaning into the winter look, adding in a classy hat and scarf. A form-fitting peacoat could also be a flattering alternative to a dress.  If your session is before mid-March and the time change, don’t forget that the sun sets quite early! We’d be looking at starting your session mid-afternoon. Unless there’s a lot of snow on the ground, we recommend staying away from “green” areas, since the greenery will be mostly brown. Instead, make the most of the waterfront or beautiful buildings that offer unique backdrops!

Winter Seasonal Engagement Session

Your Seasonal Engagement Session

We are prepared for anything on your wedding day, but we’re especially light-driven on your engagement session. You’ll notice that some tips stay the same across each season, such as staying away from seasonally-colourful areas. Remember that these are suggestions to give you an experience where you can be confident of the end result. If you love the look of our images, you’ll love the result that comes from following these tips. The final decision is up to you. We’re here to make your experience memorable in the best sense: to capture your relationship and love for each other. No matter the location, weather, and light, you are the focus of the images, and we’re so grateful to be a part of this season.

Your engagement season–no matter how long it is–is short when compared to how long life is. We want you to make the most of it and soak up every second. In the midst of hectic wedding planning, your engagement session is a way to freeze time and remember why you’re getting married. To slow down for an evening, take time for each other, get dressed up, and go on a date afterwards!

Choosing a Season for Your Session

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December 27, 2020

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As in countless areas of life, engagements and proposals go through their own seasonal changes.  Many couples get engaged between Christmas and Valentine’s Day and are looking to have their engagement session done in the spring. Another busy season occurs in the fall when couples often choose to book their wedding photographers. A lot of photographers have different preferences for the best season in which to take your engagement photos, and we are no exception. Here are some of our best tips for scheduling your seasonal engagement session to get beautifully romantic, light-driven, and classic photos that will be relevant and fresh for decades to come.

 

Your Seasonal Engagement Session

Spring Sessions

We love spring sessions. Leaves are growing back, beautiful blooms have sprung up everywhere, and we have sun again. We are lovers of sunlight, and if you can choose a season that is sun-heavy, you will make us very happy photographers. We also love spring sessions because our busier season hasn’t started yet, and we can get your engagement session images finished in record time. The sunset time changes drastically within the spring months, so we recommend looking up the sunset time for a specific day and subtracting 2 hours for your start time! Depending on when greenery comes out again, think about locations that have both beautiful architecture with nature nearby, so that no matter how the weather turns out, you have a beautiful backdrop!

Spring Seasonal Engagement Session

Summer Sessions

Sessions in the summer are our favourites. They do however require flexibility since our weekends are mostly booked. We recommend weeknights or sunrise (sunrise sessions are especially great for busy locations!). In the summer, the sun is rising early and setting late, so it may be easier to schedule around work hours. We love greenery, but you’ll notice that more often than not, we try to keep our couples off the grass! This helps us consistently achieve our clean, romantic style!

Summer Seasonal Engagement Session

Fall Sessions

Because fall sessions are so popular, we want to give extra tips to make it work! Since the weather is more unpredictable and it is cloudier, be prepared for a heavier, windier look! We recommend finding open and airy locations since forests and ravines will make your images darker, and you’re more likely to have a lot of orange and yellow colours bouncing onto your faces instead of beautiful, clean, natural light! We know the temptation is to include the gorgeous fall colours in your photos, but this is a great season to choose an urban setting over a “nature-heavy” one.

If you’re set on having those fall colours, look for open, wide areas where the foliage is more of a backdrop than a surrounding statement. We also suggest not wearing fall colours! This might seem counterintuitive, but wearing neutrals, pastels, or jewel tones will help the fall colours stand out more and prevent you from looking washed out!

As in spring, the sunset time changes drastically within these few months. Look up the sunset for a specific day and subtract 2 hours for your start time! The weather can also be quite dynamic. This makes it a great season to find locations that have both beautiful buildings and architecture with a park or trees nearby so you have lots of options!

Fall Seasonal Engagement Session

Winter Sessions

Winter snow sessions can be magical. Just prepare yourselves for the experience itself to be a little more adventurous than the photos make it appear. With wind, it can be extremely cold. We recommend bringing hand warmers and keeping them in your pockets during the session. A colour palette with muted or jewel tones (instead of bright, bold colours) will photograph beautifully against the snow.

This is probably the only season we might suggest staying away from statement dresses and heels. We recommend leaning into the winter look, adding in a classy hat and scarf. A form-fitting peacoat could also be a flattering alternative to a dress.  If your session is before mid-March and the time change, don’t forget that the sun sets quite early! We’d be looking at starting your session mid-afternoon. Unless there’s a lot of snow on the ground, we recommend staying away from “green” areas, since the greenery will be mostly brown. Instead, make the most of the waterfront or beautiful buildings that offer unique backdrops!

Winter Seasonal Engagement Session

Your Seasonal Engagement Session

We are prepared for anything on your wedding day, but we’re especially light-driven on your engagement session. You’ll notice that some tips stay the same across each season, such as staying away from seasonally-colourful areas. Remember that these are suggestions to give you an experience where you can be confident of the end result. If you love the look of our images, you’ll love the result that comes from following these tips. The final decision is up to you. We’re here to make your experience memorable in the best sense: to capture your relationship and love for each other. No matter the location, weather, and light, you are the focus of the images, and we’re so grateful to be a part of this season.

Your engagement season–no matter how long it is–is short when compared to how long life is. We want you to make the most of it and soak up every second. In the midst of hectic wedding planning, your engagement session is a way to freeze time and remember why you’re getting married. To slow down for an evening, take time for each other, get dressed up, and go on a date afterwards!

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