I’m so excited to share Kylie + Adam’s winter engagement photos with you today on the blog!
Planning for winter engagement photos requires a bit of patience but is defiantly worth the wait. After a large snowfall we headed out to the University of Guelph Arboretum to snap some photos. The key to getting great winter engagement photos is all about the snow. You want lots of that white fluffy stuff preferably from a fresh snowfall. All the better to walk through and of course start a snowball fight!
What to bring to your winter engagement shoot
Dress appropriately for the weather, if you are freezing it will show in your winter engagement photos. Coats, Sweaters, Scarf, hats, mitts, a blanket. Bonus: some hot cocoa with marshmallows and maybe even an extra pair of clothes so you’re not driving home in cold wet ones.
Embrace winter weather
If you have your heart set on winter engagement photos, know that it will be cold. I’m with you and will do my best to make sure we get some great shots as quickly and efficiently as possible. If you’re cold, I’m cold and there’s always time to warm up even in a car blasting the heat. Remember sometimes we have snow by December and some years we have to wait a little longer for a large snowfall. Pro tip: If you’re looking for a Christmas-y feel with the lights and decorations or are looking for photos in a Christmas tree farm the ideal time to shoot is in early December. If you’re looking for winter engagement photos but don’t want them to look like Christmas, waiting or avoiding Christmas lights and decorations is key.
Winter engagement photos can look amazing but be realistic when planning for your shoot. Be realistic when it comes to planning yours so you get there safely and enjoy your shoot.