I never had any engagement-photo inspirations really, mainly because I thought we weren’t going to have any. We nixed the idea of doing engagement pictures very early in the process since it seemed unnecessary and, frankly, it wasn’t in the budget.
Thus, when a friend of my parents offered to take engagement pictures for us while we were visiting for Christmas break, I was very, very thankful for the opportunity to get some nice shots of us.
However, I really had no idea where to start looking for inspiration, what to wear, or even what type of pictures we wanted. I never thought I would be taking engagement pictures in the dead of winter. Many of the really beautiful engagement pictures that I had pinned involve frolicking in a large field, like Miss Camel’s and Miss Otter’s gorgeous engagement pictures. Winter was never really part of my equation—I’m a complete and total wuss when it comes to being outside in the cold. That being said, there are a lot of very gorgeous winter engagement sessions.
While I absolutely love super-gorgeous snow pictures, we had the (un?)fortunate problem of being in the South, you know, where it doesn’t snow. Thus, I also thought about doing some type of Christmas/lights theme, since winter to me signifies the holidays.
Unfortunately, though, the more I thought about it, the less it really felt like us. After all, PBear and I have spent only a few holidays together, and December has been, at least recently, more about final exams than the holiday spirit. Thus, I found myself looking for pictures of people very clearly taking pictures in the winter, but without any type of holiday or winter theme to them, which proved to be more challenging than I had originally believed it would be.
I love the idea of just having engagement pictures that aren’t really themed—just normal, beautiful people getting photographed as they are in a snippet of time. I know that isn’t nearly interesting enough to get into the blogland, but we’re not really theme-y/props type of people anyway.
Did anyone else take engagement pictures in the wintertime? What were your inspirational pictures/props? How do people time it to get such beautiful snowy pictures?
(Next post, I promise, I’ll finish going through our engagement pictures and actually share them!)