Ah, spring! The season of love and blooming flowers. What better way to commemorate your engagement than with a beautiful spring engagement photo session? From finding the perfect outfits to choosing the right location, there’s a lot to consider when planning your session. Read on for our guide to taking memorable photos that you’ll enjoy for years to come!
Springtime can mean flowy, bright and light. But your outfits should reflect your personalities. If you’re both more laid-back and casual, opt for something comfortable like jeans and a t-shirt or a playful sundress. For those who prefer something a little bit more formal, try pastel colors or floral prints. Whatever you choose, make sure you’re both comfortable in what you wear and that it complements each other—you don’t want one person looking dressed up while the other looks underdressed!
Ideas for spring inspired outfits: floral dresses, bright colors, lighter fabrics, flowy materials, colorful accessories, pastel or bright neutral colors, sandals. Check out the Knot’s guide to planning your spring outfits.
When it comes to choosing a location for your spring engagement photos, think outside the box! Your hometown park or beach may be nice but consider taking your photos somewhere special—perhaps where you had your first date or proposed? This will ensure that your photos are unique and meaningful to the both of you. A great tip is to bring props along such as blankets, balloons, umbrellas, etc. These will not only add vibrancy and color to the backdrop but can also act as conversation starters throughout the session.
Ideas for spring inspired locations: park with flowers and greenery, waterfront spots, picnics, your garden at-home, your favorite brewery patio, etc.
You don’t have to use props, but for some couples, it adds a nice touch of personality in their session. This is a way to capture shared interests or meaningful experiences. Be careful about bringing too many props to your session though – you want to make sure there is adequate time to take photos, and not just set up and manage your props!
Ideas for spring inspired props: picnic blanket with wine and glasses, favorite books, roller skates, flowers, favorite sports team jerseys, etc.
Timing is everything when it comes to taking engagement photos during springtime. Ideally you’ll want your session in the evening when natural light is softer (and more flattering). Don’t forget—the weather can change quickly so plan ahead by checking forecasts before your scheduled session, and have some back up dates in mind just in case you have to reschedule.
Taking stunning engagement photos during springtime doesn’t have to be stressful if you follow these tips! All that’s left now is deciding which shots frame perfectly above your fireplace mantle. With thoughtful preparation and lots of fun along the way, we guarantee that these memories will stay with you long after the petals have fallen off those pretty flowers in bloom.