Whether you’re crafty, outdoorsy, minimalist, or geeky; your engagement photos should be a reflection of who the two of you are as a couple. You should choose a meaningful backdrop location for your photos that is significant to the two of you. There are so many locations around this beautiful area that are delightful to use. Vineyards, rolling fields, sandy beaches, rustic barns, fabulous old industrial buildings, all make for stunning backdrops and create interest in your photos.
The trick isn’t always just having the right photographer or great lighting, a lot of it is what you and your partner are wearing. That’s because what you wear is likely going to dictate how comfortable you are to move around, or how you and your fiancé look together. If you’re thinking about an active and playful outdoors shoot, let your clothes speak to that same easy vibe. If you’ll be lifted or carried, think about coverage. You don’t want to be wearing a mini-dress when he’s scooping you up. You do want to feel like “you”, if jeans and boots are more your thing, don’t be afraid to stick to what works. While you don’t want to look like twins, you do want the photo to feel even, and it will be easier to find light that flatters you both if you’re dressing in the same color family. If one of you chooses neutrals, the other can choose something that pops a little more, either with color or style. Feel free to get creative and bring a few clothing options that can be easily changed as we visit different locations.