Larissa and AJ planned to elope, so they wanted to have Fall Engagement Photos in Minnesota before that .
They decided to Elope in Mexico for February, I was so happy to take their photos before getting married!
Our golden location
We chose a location that had open space, but also felt intimate. The coppery fall colors in the ground reflected the sun as it started to set! It was very casual and romantic.
You can find many Nature Centers with open prairies like this!
While a good location is important, shooting around the best time is key! We schedule our shoots always around the sunset time, when there is a chance sun will get low in the sky. While a golden sunset like this is not always something we can plan on, we had a wonderful sunset with crisp yellow shining all over us.
Larissa and AJ had a wonderful time laughing and hugging with no one around us!
If you are planning for Fall Engagement Photos in Minnesota
Plan ahead! Fall colors peak mid October around Minnesota, and photographers schedule gets busy! Larissa and AJ had saved their session three months prior to the date.
Timing is key. Schedule your fall engagement photos one hour and fifteen minutes before sunset for the best light. We also took some photos after the sun was down, and it was so perfect! For other seasons, you can plan similar times!
Have a plan for rain. October is a transition month, which makes it very rainy! We had a backup date in our calendar in case of rain or thunderstorms.
Cuddly wardrobe. The air is very nippy in October, even when standing in full sun. When figuring out your outfits and choosing what to wear specifically for fall, think of how you will “fit” into the mostly golden setting. This couple wore beautiful texture rich sweaters that added to the scene easily.
Check out this Autumn Engagement session in the city of Minneapolis, for another glimpse of fall colors !