Engagement Session location Ideas in Southeastern PA

Welcome to my long overdue blog post about engagement session locations! If you’re reading this, I’m assuming you may need help with picking out a spot for your session! Wedding planning is full of so many twists and turns that sometimes picking out your engagement session location comes out of no where. Hopefully this post helps you out in narrowing down your choices!

Vintage/retro influence:Tara and George rented a vintage car for their engagement session! Tara found an inspiration photograph from a designer she follows and immediately fell in love with the idea. If you and your significant other adore vintage cars, why not have one in your photographs! If you have one of your own it gives you the chance to show it off and get some amazing photographs of it!

Your wedding venue:Danielle and Brody got married on a piece of their family’s property, which happened to be a landscaping nursery! These two invited me to visit the property before the wedding, where I also did a mini engagement session of the two of them! Having your engagement session at your wedding venue is a perfect way to scope out spots with your photographer before the wedding day! But, I would highly recommend making sure that doing a session there is okay, some venues may not allow it, so it’s best to contact your venue prior to the session to make sure they’re A-okay with it!

Museum:This location is definitely one of my favorites! Haley and Oliver decided to do their engagement session at their favorite art museum! This was such a fun way to showcase their interests and hobbies in their photos! We did this session in the dead of winter, and while we still did some outdoor shots, being able to walk around inside and warm up was great! A tip that we found to work in our favor, go closer to closing time. We went inside about an hour to close which meant that we had less of a hard time getting people in the background of the photos!

Local park:Okay, I know that a lot of people do their engagement sessions at parks, and it’s nothing out of the norm for me to suggest, but…Taylor and Ed suggested a park that none of us had ever been to, so we all got to adventure together and it ended up being so much fun. The day ended up being foggy and overcast with a lil bit of rain, but that didn’t stop us! I LOVE foggy days, so if your session calls for a day without sun, don’t automatically re schedule! The overcast weather will actually work in your favor! I find it makes my colors more rich in tone and I don’t have to worry about what the light is doing since it’s a perfect soft blanket of light!

Studio:This engagement session holds a special place in my heart, Hope is a fellow photographer and one of my good friends. Her and Joe did their engagement session in November and I believe the temperature was around 20-30…so we did a majority of their session indoors at my studio! We braved the cold for golden hour and then decided to use candle light for some amazing romantic shots. I LOVE playing around with different lighting sources, its a challenge but also lets me get creative!

In home:Doing an in home session is about as personal as it gets! Darrell and Jamille invited me to their home for their engagement session. The two of them renovated the entire house to make it their dream home, so photographing them in their own masterpiece was so special! I basically was just a fly on the wall while they snuggled watching tv and told me all about the renovation process!

Greenhouse:Okay, I have to say this is one of my TOP favorite locations to shoot at. Why? It’s basically everything proof…you can still shoot in a greenhouse if it’s raining, snowing, dead outside you name it! These photos were taken this winter and I don’t think you would know if I didn’t tell you! We even got a little sweaty towards the end! Any greenhouse is perfect, especially if your only option for an engagement session is in the winter and you really want those colorful blooms! Plus…who doesn’t love plant babies?!

First date/date night:Last but definitely not least, take your photographer to your first date location, or your favorite date location! Lindsey and Mike took me all around their little town where we photographed them around tons of little breweries, restaurants, markets and parks that they like to visit together! I loved getting to know more about them and their favorite places as they took me around! It totally made their photos even more meaningful since they were all taken at places they know and love!

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