What fun we had taking outdoor winter engagement pictures. While Alicia and Rich met at church, when it was time to pop the question, Rich proposed in Binghamton, NY’s beautiful Wolfe Park and Alicia said YES! So it only made sense to take their engagement portraits there as well. We have said it before here on this blog, but giving friends and family a glimpse into the special moments you share as a couple wins big points.
Anyway, check out the beautiful pictures and enjoy a few of our tips for taking great outdoor winter portraits.
Tips For Amazing Outdoor Winter Portraits:
1. Get a cute scarf, hat, gloves, etc. and plan on taking your pictures wearing winter gear. We want you to look happy and in love, rather than frozen. Also, wear layers. That way you can add and subtract warmth as needed throughout the session. And finally, pick bright colors to contrast with the winter foliage.
2. Bring a hot drink. It’s nice to have some coffee or cocoa waiting for you between locations.
3. Talk with your photographer ahead of time so she (or he) knows more about what kind of couple you are and what makes you, well, you. Since your engagement session is a part of your wedding package at Captured Emotions, this will have the added bonus of helping us make your wedding portraits even better as well!
4. Choose Captured Emotions as your photographer. This seemed like a given if you live in the Binghamton area, but it had to be on the list. If you don’t live in the Binghamton area, we are happy to travel so feel free to consider us anyway. If your “destination wedding” is in Boise, Idaho that’s fun too.
5. Wear a good makeup foundation. Standing in the cold will make your cheeks and nose rosy, which is adorable, but you can temper that effect by applying a good foundation before you hit the cold.
6. Have fun out there! Posed smiles are nice. Genuine joy is catching.
Upstate New York in winter is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Chances are, if you are reading this blog you already get to live here, so take advantage of it while the snow lasts.