As all of my couples know, I LOVE snowy winter Engagement Sessions. The sunlight reflects off of the snow and creates the most beautiful light. When Gina & Miguel said they wanted to have their Engagement Session in the winter time, I was thrilled! Of course, who knew what a crazy, freezing cold winter we would have in Binghamton this year? But Gina & Miguel were such good sports and were willing to hike through 1-2 feet of snow to get some of these pictures!
What’s even better than fun, snowy Engagement Pictures? Fun, snowy engagement pictures with your dog too! 🙂
I love, love, love snowy Winter Engagement Sessions. There is something about the snow on the ground as a backdrop that is so beautiful and makes for some amazing Engagement Pictures. One of our favorite things is when couples decide they want to have a theme for their Engagement Sessions. There are so many fun things to choose from…
Alicia & Richard brought an antique toboggan and we had a lot of fun with them racing down the hill at Wolfe Park.
Hannah & Jon decided to make a fire and roast marshmallows.
Sometimes, even in Upstate New York, we don’t get any snow. This winter has been one of the warmest winters we’ve had in a long time and for Ashley & Josh’s January Engagement Session you would think we would have tons of snow. But not this year. The grass was green and there was no snow in sight. But even without snow, you can still have beautiful Winter Engagement Pictures. The woods are always a beautiful spot to have your Engagement Pictures taken. We got some amazing pictures of Ashley & Josh just walking around in the woods, and Josh knew the perfect spot with the most amazing tree.
So whether you want to go sledding, roast some marshmallows or just take a walk through the woods, remember that you can personalize your Engagement Session any way that you would like!
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Not only are we pretty sure that contrary to the song, the weather outside is NOT frightful, we think it is perfect for some fabulous, unique, engagement pictures. And as you can see, the fire is indeed delightful.
We had the pleasure of photographing Johanna and Jonathan this past week, and mother nature cooperated with a beautiful winter backdrop for their engagement session. You just can’t create indoor photographs that match this kind of setting.
One of the benefits of using Captured Emotions as your wedding photographer is the free engagement session in your favorite location. We can’t wait until these two become one next November.
Want more information about the happy couple and their big day? You could visit their free Captured Emotions Website, http://johanna-jonathan.capturedemotionsportraits.com/
or even better, choose us as your wedding photographer, and you could be visiting your own website instead.
If you live in NY’s Southern Tier, you already have the perfect setting for your pictures, so you are halfway there to beautiful engagement portraits. But winter will not be here much longer, so don’t wait. You can find us at capturedemotionsportraits.com.
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.