Post # 1
So we’re in Maryland, and it’s cold and dreary out now all the time. haha. We don’t really want to be bundled up in coats for a photoshoot though =/ Did anyone do a cold and outside engagement shoot? What was it like? Did you suck it up and wear what looked best, or did you bundle up? It rarely snows here dependably, and definitely not until January, so snow isn’t really an option. Has anyone done an engagement shoot indoors, and if so, what kind of places?
We may be going to Florida in January. Maybe we should do it there? Our dream wedding was overlooking blue waters and palm trees, but it’s not happening. However “test running” the photographer would be good before we booked, I figured.
We aren’t even sure if we’ll do it. We just have like… no photos of us, which is mainly why we’re considering it now. haha.
What do you guys think?
Post # 3
My photographer had mentioned going to liberty resort to take photos, since they are guaranteed to have at least fake snow. Maybe try that! It’s not too far s from md depending where you are. Otherwise what about an outdoor ice rink? Even if it doesn’t snow the twinkly holiday lights could make really fun pictures.
Post # 4
I like the ice rink idea per @pink0815:! It is seasonal, it will be pretty, and they usually keep it heated to around 50 (i.e. dress cute warm, rather than bulky warm).
Florida would be a good idea, but you would have to pay for your photographer to come with you.
Post # 5
The ice rink idea is cute ^_^ I’m not sure if the photographer could get any various types of good photos in that setting though =/ hmm
Post # 6
I think the ice rink idea pps mentioned is cute. If you don’t care for that idea, why not find an indoor location? Check out various hotels to see if they’d allow you either for free or for a small fee to take photos in their lobby or check with historical buildings – a lot of them will allow you on a week day to take photos for a small donation and they’ve got great interiors.
Post # 7
My fiance and I originally had our e-pics scheduled for early October. My photographer said this would be perfect with the leaves changing, etc. So I picked out a bunch of short-sleeved outfits.
But then our photographer had to change the date (we actually did too so it was fine) but we ended up doing them in early November.
We live in Pittsburgh, and the weather is pretty unpredictable. That weekend was pretty sunny with clear skies, but it was only 35-40 degrees. I thought it wouldn’t be so bad, but, um, I was wrong. lol
I was going to just suck it up and wear the short sleeves, but I’m glad I dug out some sweaters as back up. GOOD GOD it was cold!!! We kept our coats on in between shots but there are some pictures where you could just tell we were freezing. It was also really windy, so my hair is kinda messed up in some shots.
I’m still pretty happy with the end result of our e-pics, but I think they would have been better/easier/more fun if it weren’t so stinking cold outside!
I think you’ll be more relaxed/less distracted if you wait til spring.
Post # 8
We did winter epics. We did some pictures in just our sweaters. It got cold but we would just run into our truck to warm up for a bit. Then we did some of our pics with our coats, mitts, etc. on to make it more wintery which I thought was really cute.
Post # 9
I think we’re going to do ours in the winter. I find the snow and Christmas lights downtown magical. I was planning on having a more casual outfit – uggs, long parka, jeans, hat, scarf, etc. and a more fancy one with a wool coat, boots with heals, leahter gloves and whatnot.
Post # 10
Maybe a couple of different settings?
I still like the iceskating idea.
You could also stop at an art museum and get some really beautiful indoor shots.
Then make a stop at the cafe, or any cafe. Imagine wrapped up in a blanket together, holding warm cups of hot chocolate and a fire roaring next to you.
Post # 11
We live in Chicago and did ours in February. The weather was pretty warm for winter here that day– in the upper 30s. I LOVED having winter photos and getting to accessorize with a cute coat. We did 3 wardrobe and location changes.
Post # 12
@OldMrsMcDonald: Great photos!! You guys look wonderful!
Post # 13
I think it would be great to do one in the snow. But I think that might be hard to plan. Unless you talk to your photographer and see if they have any ideas for planning that? You would have to have a backup plan in case it doesn’t snow. Not too many people take them in the snow and I always think they’re cute! A great coat goes a long way!!
I think it would be fun to do a mixture..do some outside and then find a great unique hotel or venue space where maybe you could pay a little bit to take photos in there. I would pick some really cute sweaters to do and a nice coat as well. You might be a little cold but you would survive!
Post # 14
Depends on how comfortable you are in cold weather. If you are miserable in the cold it becomes a challenge to not make you look like you’re completely miserable.
Post # 15
@OldMrsMcDonald: cute photos! Yeah we’re considering D.C. or Annapolis and getting some night shots with lights
@BeachBride2014: We can really only pay for one shoot =/ So I don’t think multiple locations will be possible unfortunately.
I asked my photographer if there are any inside places, and she said the best/most decent place we can do it without paying for a permit is Union Station in D.C.
@continuumphotography: We’re both super sensitive to the cold. We very much hate it… which is one reason we want to move to somewhere like Florida… lol.
Post # 16
I think winter photos look great. But, we had a Destination Wedding in hawaii, and did an engagement shoot here in northern california (v. cold) AND one on the beach in Hawaii. Here are some pics.