It's beginning to feel a lot like winter around here. You know what that means? There is one month until Molly and Nick's wedding! This will actually be my first January wedding. A lot of people are scared off by the winter months, but not these two! We had an amazing winter engagement session last winter. I also wanted to take a sec and give you guys some tips on planning your winter session...
1. Dress in Layers
This is kind of a given, but a necessary tip. Winter is all about flannel, chunky sweaters, scarves, boots, and even some cute mittens. I do suggest that the coat you choose not be too bulky. You can bring a really warm, bulky coat along, but it should be used in between shots to warm up.
2. Location Close to "Warm Up" Spot
This is my favorite tip! Pick a location that is close to your home or a coffee shop. Molly and Nick's session was done in the backyard of Molly's house. This was perfect. When we were getting too cold, we could run it for a quick warm up break. This was also helpful when changing outfits. I am all about a quick change in your car during the summer, but no way I'd want to do that during the winter! If you are shooting downtown, head to the local coffee shop and take some photos in there too! Warm up break + coffee + cute photos = Triple Win!
3. Bring Warm Props
Props are a great way to add variety to your images. Winter sessions are a great time to break out cozy blankets, matching coffee mugs, or you could have your man start you a fire, like Molly did!
4. Keep it Short
I like to keep my winter sessions to an hour. That seems to be the sweet spot. It's plenty of time for an outfit change and lots of lovely images.
Grab some hot chocolate, start dreaming up your winter session, and enjoy Molly & Nick's rustic winter engagement session.