When couples ask me for location ideas for their engagement photos, I turn around with a few questions:
“What do you like to do together?”
“Do you have a favorite café or park to hang out at?”
“What’s your style? Do you like modern and luxurious, urban-industrial, or all-natural?”
Once we know some of these answers, I can help guide you. To be honest, I’m a photographer who finds inspiration in new places. I will rarely suggest a place that’s already been used, and I love when my couples invite me to their special spots. My best engagement sessions are ones where the couple chooses a date idea and I tag along. If you & your fiancé are having FUN, it makes for really natural and unique looking photos.
Take Anne & Sam, for example. They met at Whole Foods where they both worked in the produce department. What better way to document their love story than to go back to where it all started! See their full blog HERE.
I want to bring you along to the shoot I did with Justice & Faustina. We started the session at Lake Calhoun in Uptown, Minneapolis. The evening had just turned into golden hour – ya know, that really yummy lighting – and we got some gorgeous photos of them sitting at a beachside café.
They walked down a dock & started dancing. Then, we all hopped in a car and drove to Betty Dangers, a quirky restaurant-wanna-be-country-club, where you can enjoy margaritas & a fusion of Mexi-Cali cuisine. The best part is that there is mini golf & ferris wheel rides! So naturally we partook in the adventures, & look at these fun photos! Then we ended the night with a romantic walk across the Lowry Avenue Bridge.
Inspiration for what to do together
You want your engagement photos to reflect who you are as a couple & what you enjoy doing together. Like Trina & Connor’s proposal story where they made pizza at home together!
For more ideas, just peruse my COUPLES gallery for ideas, or check out this fun list below (because I like alliteration way too much)…
- Breakfast in Bed
- Romance in the Rain
- Blissful Boatride
- Shop @ your fav. Store!
- Badass Bikers
- Pics with your Puppy!
- Be Beach Babes
- Vintage Car Vibes (convertible anyone!?)
- Celebrate with Bottles of Bubbly
- Homemade Pizza in Your Home
- Read Stories in Secret
- Camping Cuteness!
I’m excited to hear YOUR ideas and make your dreams come true! <3