Winter engagement photo shoots are magical. They can be cozy, intimate, absolutely STUNNING, and can be so much fun! I’ve been lucky to be able to work with many amazing couples, including those at winter engagement shoots. I’m here to share my wisdom with you about tips and tricks for planning your session. I’ll discuss things like “what to bring”, “what to wear”, and more, all while sharing some photos from one of my absolute favorite winter engagement sessions!
I love being a Utah photographer because there are just so many beautiful areas for photo sessions all year round! You’ve got the mountains, you’ve got the ski resorts, you’ve got frozen lakes, you’ve got such cute little cities like Park City if you want to be more urban, then you’ve got the red rocks in the south at Zions or Bryce Canyon that are GORGEOUS when they are covered in snow. Check out this blog post about a winter bridal session I did at Utah Lake and you’ll see what I mean. 😉
Now, with each new location comes new things to remember. I don’t think I can cover every single location, but I can give you the most important basics for what to bring and what to wear, that way you have a good foundation and can be at least a little more comfortable.
First things first. Here are some cold-weather items I keep in my photography bag just in case my clients need them:
Now, here are things that will elevate your experience and help you not to be too miserable in the cold! Remember, the photos will be so worth it!
What you wear for your winter engagement photos depends a lot on what style or look you are going for. Whether you wear a dress for a more intimate photo session or if you layer up for a cozy session, here are some items you won’t want to forget.
I have a few more tips to help you have an enjoyable winter engagement session. They can be so fun and so gorgeous if you don’t let the cold get to you!
From my experience both as a photographer with client input, as well as someone who has gotten photos taken of me in the winter, once you are in the groove and posing and having fun with your significant other, the cold takes the backburner and you don’t even think about it too much. So, don’t let the cold weather or the winter stop you from having an incredible photo session! The photos are so worth it!!
Dax and Kaydence – Winter Engagement Session <– Full gallery of the photos from this blog post!
Bryson and – Sydni Winter Engagements and Bridals
Zane and Heidi – Snowy Red Rock Engagements and Winter Wedding