Post # 1
I live in Maine. Near Portland, Maine to be exact. And there isn’t really much around here. I look at all the beautiful pictures on the bee and am envyous of those of you that have beautiful places to take your pictures (beaches, i once saw a beautiful abandoned brick warehouse, beautiful city back drops).
Also it seems that every time we try, the weather is against us. I thought it would be a great idea to take pictures by the ocean- but of course the wind was super bad that day! and my hair kept going in my face and what not.
Then there was a time where we went to another spot by the ocean but this day was super hot! I’m talking sweat was dripping down our faces and we were turning red. Yuck! I even had a nice red face to go to work with afterwards.
Then the third time we were going to go, it was super cold out. I was hoping to get them around first of fall when all the leaves were changing and looked beautiful. My luck, the day we went it was cold and all the leaves were gone!
Since the last one didn’t work out i told FH that we are going to do a winter shoot instead. we need lots of good pics for our photo guest book =)
So bees, my question is this…do any of you have any ideas of maybe generic places that may be photographically beautiful if shot the right way? there is literally nothing around here.
Post # 3
What do two of you have in common, or enjoy doing together? You can always incorporate your personal “style” into your images. Your engagement photos are not just about “pretty location’, it’s about two of you, doing things you love as a couple in a fun and relaxed fashion.
Your photographer can also suggest any locations that might go with your personality.
Post # 4
@ITCPhoto: for some reason i dindt think of that.. we both enjoy disc golf. and im glad you mentioned it because the course we play at has beautiful scenery as well. now, id just feel weird asking the woman if we could take pictures in there
Post # 5
I second ITCPhoto- very true advice! So many times couples are hung up on the location being pretty, pick somewhere meaningful 🙂 And if the weather is against you and the photog is up to it bring some umbrellas- I love rainy day engagement photos.
Post # 6
I agree! Find a place that has meaning to you. Also, you don’t need a super fancy place. Winter has a magical feel to it, with all the snow and maybe a little bit of flurries :). Just go to a park or somewhere with a few trees and you found your magical spot. You can play with the snow, take snow angel pics, and lots of other lovy-dovy shots. If it’s too cold, take a few shots outside, and then move inside. Maybe your favorite restaurant or coffee shop. You can make it very vogue/NYC style if you take some shots in a Starbux…I saw some pics of a coupole in a cofee shop, and they looked so cozy and in love. It was breathtaking!
Post # 7
I frequently have to produce beautiful photo in a hospital. Even at weddings we have little more than a blank wall to make gorgeous photos from. The skill of your photographer should be able to turn a very ordinary setting into extra-ordinary.
Post # 8
@drphoto: your pictures are amazing.
unfortunately we dont have $2,000 to spend on photographer.
we are paying for the wedding ourselves and have saved up only $4,000 in a year and we can put the wedding together with that we just dont have money for the finer things..
we have a woman we work with who is new into photography doin pictures for us. and then we will hire another we found for $400.
not the most amazingest or many yrs of experience but it’s what we can afford and it just really is unfortunate because i LOVE photography and photos are so important to me.
who knows, maybe ill win the lottery before then