While we absolutely love an engagement photo session that takes place outdoors, whether it’s a serene park setting, city streets, etc., we are located in the Northeast. That means weather that can, at times, be uncooperative.
But take it from us as longtime NY & NJ wedding photographers, you can still get unforgettable engagement pictures indoors. So, read on to learn about a few location ideas that should help.
Crowded City Spots
While serene, secluded park settings and other isolated outdoor locations absolutely make for beautiful backdrops, many newlyweds-to-be fail to realize how amazing pictures taken in more crowded, active settings can be.
And when it comes to crowds and activity, head nor farther than the city. Whether it’s a train station or another busy indoor space, there’s just something about seeing the couple standing still in the midst of all that movement.
It gives the feeling that they’re the only two people in the entire world, which makes for an awesome photo. So, if you’re okay with the crowds and activity, then consider heading to a busy city location for your e-shoot.
Favorite bar, coffee house, etc.
No matter if you’re heading indoors or out for your engagement session, it’s always a good idea to consider using some type of sentimental setting. It could the first place you met or where you went on your first date. You get the idea.
And when considering indoor locations, specifically, you may want to think about looking into your favorite bars, restaurants, coffee houses, billiards, etc. Even if they weren’t the setting of some milestone event, they could still be very sentimental.
It could be that you and your spouse-to-be have been going there every Saturday for years or it could just be a spot you both enjoy spending time together in. Just remember to ask about any shooting restrictions first and to get your photographers input before making any decisions.
Right at home!
When it comes to indoor location possibilities for your engagement photo shoot, the truth is that it’s hard to beat the home. After all, that is where the heart is, which is why e-photos taken at home tend to be so gorgeous.
Again, you should definitely get your photographers input on the situation. You may even want to have him/her visit beforehand or at least send some pictures along of some of the areas in which you were thinking of getting pictures.
From there, though, at-home engagement pictures are all about letting loose and being yourselves. You may even want to do some kind of activity you normally do together, such as cooking.
Those are just the tip of the iceberg.
The bottom line is that there are just as many possibilities and options for beautiful indoor e-shoot locations as there are outdoor. You just need to know where to start. We hope this post helps. Good luck!
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