FAQ: Engagement Session Locations

One of the FAQ posts that I recently received on my Facebook Page was about engagement session locations, how we pick them, and what are the options in going to multiple locations.

My goal for engagement sessions is for my clients to love the photos, and most importantly feel comfortable with having their pictures taken, so that come time for the wedding day they’ll be incredibly comfortable in front of the camera.

pittsburgh bridge engagement picture

As for locations, it’s all about what speaks to you! Do you want an urban feel, because your wedding will be in an open field? Do you have a Pinterest board completely devoted to engagement sessions with weeping willow trees? If there are any ideas that you have, but you’re just not sure where that location is in our city, let me know and I’ll do some research!

Last year, Tracy and John told me that they wanted to do a literary-themed engagement session (they’re both teachers), and I instantly thought of open fields, a lake, and apple trees. I spent some time searching for the perfect location, and finally knocked on the door of a private residence to ask if we could shoot on their property – and we did! One of my favorite sessions to date.

lake engagement photo

For multiple engagement session locations, we can definitely move around to different areas as long as they’re within a relatively close vicinity. Engagement sessions are typically 1 – 1.5 hours, and so we have some time to adventure around. For example, I often have clients who want a photo on top of Mt. Washington, so I typically recommend that we shoot in a different area first (i.e. Station Square or the city), and then we drive up to Mt. Washington for their city skyline shot.

downtown pittsburgh engagement photo
If you have more questions (photography, wedding, business-related), just head on over to the Facebook Page and leave your question! Or write it in the comments below!