(Closed) Tips for engagement session

posted 10 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

My engagement pictures were taken in October in Colorado, where the weather is pretty unpredictable and it ended up being mostly foggy and below freezing.  I would recommend gloves if it is going to be cold there since we were losing feeling in our hands by the end and our photographer had to keep reminding us to unclench our hands!  I would wear a cute scarf or hat in order to jazz up the winter coat.  As for makeup, do something simple that is like you.  My face didn’t look too cold and pink, probably because the wind wasn’t bad during the shoot.  Hopefully you aren’t like me.  I bought an entirely new engagement picture outfit complete with layers!  Have fun!

Post # 4
129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

One of my friends just did one – in Minneapolis! It depends on your typical style — if you wear hats, then go with one, if you don’t figure out how to keep warm without (like MissAsB said, a scarf, layers). If you go without gloves, hide hand warmers in your pockets and stick your hands in between shoots… 

I envision a 3/4 sleeve jacket with elbow-length gloves, a cute scarf, jeans, layered (but close to the body) tops, tall boots — maybe with a heel, maybe without!

Here’s some inspiration:




 Good luck!

Post # 5
5398 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You are so lucky that you get to do your photos in the snow!  I think the trick is to get a really cute coat, scarf, and maybe boots.  Check out some of Miss Champ’s posts for some great photos…she just posted this one yesterday.  Here’s one by Miss DE. 

A few more for inspiration:




Post # 6
752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

If you’re a fan of earmuffs (I am! I have way too many pairs!), then that might be a cute hat-alternative that allows your hair to still be down and beautiful. I’d also keep mittens onhand (no pun intended) so that you can keep your hands warm in between shots/locations. Same for a scarf, etc. It might also be a good idea to keep a travel thermos of something warm, like cocoa or coffee, with you. I find that having a warm drink in me tends to keep my face from getting all blanched and red-cheeked. Do everything you can to bundle up BETWEEN shots so that you aren’t freezing all day. You don’t want to get yourself sick!

Overall, though, I’d say you should embrace the opportunity to cuddle up to your fiancee. 🙂 Let him keep you warm and hyappy, and you probably won’t even notice the cold!

Post # 7
11 posts
  • Wedding: December 1969

I would go with boots and a nice sweater… I am from tucson, so I don’t get the snow, but it recently snowed in the mountains and my fiance and i went up there to take our christmas pictures… we both wore sweaters (and a christmas hat) but they turned out cute… people looking at the pictures won’t be able to tell you are freezing, so wear the jacket in a few and wear a nice sweater beneath and see if you like the shots!  Hope this helps!

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