Not too long ago, the awesome Boston wedding photography firm KLC Photography sent me a selection of engagement photos taken in different locations around the city and MA – and I think they constitute a perfect illustration of the fact that there’s no one right or wrong way to do an engagement portrait session. Locations? Be as serious or as silly as you want to! Indoors or outdoors, your choice. Close ups… action shots… it’s all up to you and the photographer you’ve chosen to work with. (Hint: Share your ideas, but don’t be afraid to take your photog’s recommendations!)
Not everyone has engagement photos taken, of course. But if it’s something you’re planning on checking off your pre-wedding to-do list, have some fun with it like these couples did!
Here’s a future bride and groom at deCordova Sculpture Park, posing on some of the art. It would be tons of fun to run around 35 acres with a photographer. Maybe even a great way to relieve some wedding planning stress!
Here’s a couple kissing on the Charles River esplanade – this is my absolutely favorite of the bunch! I’m sure you and your sweetie could think of *plenty* of places to get your smooch on, no?
Then there’s the couple who posed at Duxbury Beach, in a lifeguard tower! That sounds like a super like a fun idea – especially for the beach fanatic – as long as it’s the off season and no one chases you away.
Or Stanza dei Sigari, an awesome cigar bar in Boston’s North End!
And finally, here’s my second favorite engagement photo in the bunch, taken in Wompatuck State Park in Hingham in weather that looks a lot like what I’ve been seeing out my living room window for the last, oh, hundred years. It just goes to show that you can’t let the weather get in the way when it’s time to meet with your photographer – work with it!
Are you planning to have engagement portraits taken? I didn’t, and I’ve always kind of regretted it because I love great photos – especially when I get to be in them!
Images: KLC Photography