This past weekend, a Maryland couple’s engagement photos went viral because they had an adorable e-sesh in the middle of Winter Storm Jonas. First glance at this story you might think that the couple had this date set and just decided to move forward with the shoot anyway. Nope! The couple knew that they wanted their photos in a snowstorm, and luckily their photographer was on board:
Photos by Dotun Ayodeji
Engagement photos allow for couples to show who they really are – let their personality shine through. It’s not only fun and allows for you and your fiance to have non-wedding professional photos, but according to The Knot, it’s important to also get a feel of your wedding day photographer and get a sneak peek of the work that’s yet to come.
The Knot also advises couples to pick out a location of value – like a first date spot, park, college campus – it will not only make for a great keepsake, but will put you more at ease in a familiar environment.
My husband and I met in undergrad at SUNY Purchase – a small state school in Westchester, New York, about an hour north of NYC. It was a no-brainer for us to go back to “the scene of the crime,” so to speak, and have our photos taken there. We went all over the campus, but our favorite was the school gym where we both spent plenty of time – him as a basketball player, and myself on the dance team (yes, I danced at his basketball games). To me, these images not only represent our engagement, but bring back so many fond memories of when we first met.
Here’s a round up of other fun engagement shoots to inspire you for yours!