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Winter Engagement Photos – Tips and Examples to have the best session

January 13, 2017

Couples, Portraits

Minneapolis Outdoor Engagement Photos in the Winter

If you are planning for Winter Engagement Photos

Pick a wintery location  Pick a park with evergreen trees for something in the city or you can also go to a tree farm. Most tree farms are okay with you shooting, but they do require a permit ahead of time.

Timing is key. Schedule your engagement photos one hour and a half or more before sunset for the best light. We  can also schedule in the early morning ! The good thing about Winter in the morning is that many times we have cloudy days , which are both great for light and warmer!

Wait for snow! The winter months tend to be more flexible for us photographers, so I like to pick a 10 day span for our session and pick the days it is most likely to snow. I know this might not work for everyone ! Snow happens when it’s not too cold outside , so that helps have a good time outside! Above 32 F and closer to February is my rule of thumb.

Good “underpants” . When figuring out your outfits ,  make sure you pick long underwear to wear underneath. Couples choose beautiful texture rich sweaters that add to the scene easily

Throw a blanket As we are embracing the comfy outfits, also bring  a blanket to shelter in! This helps to not get wet bottoms when sitting down for cuddles.

Coffee breaks : Bring hot cocoa or coffee and take a break. If it’s cold or windy, you will need some time to warm your hands !

Hand warmers are your best friends. I keep them in my car from October to May ! 🙂 You never know in Minnesota!

Here are a few examples of Winter fun!

Tree farm engagement session

We visited a lovely tree farm in a snowy day and warmed up with warm coffee!  We also enjoyed many laughs! These two are hilariously fun ! And after all, we only had one little ice fall (who, me?)

Roger and Lexie aren’t total strangers to snow, as Roger was born here in Minnesota, Lexie’s family lives in Wisconsin as well.

Minnesota Outdoor winter engagement photosengaged couple celebrating at a snowy minnesota tree farm engaged couple smiling at each other in snowy minnesota

Winter Engagement Photos at Minneapolis Park

snowy minnesota engagement photography

This session at Lake of the Isles was in the Spring, however, we had snow storm the day before! Hand warmers were absolutely needed as this session was more on the cold side!

laughing couple in snow engagement session

Winter engagement photos at St Paul Nature Center

  Winter engagement photos at Downtown St Paul

Minneapolis winter photos in Seward neighborhood

Milwaukee Ave Winter Engagement Photos

These photos are this colorful neighborhood were perfect during the Winter.

Winter engagement photos at St Anthony Main

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I grew up in the tropical lands of Costa Rica, where I met the love of my life, and we started our lives in Minneapolis after years of long distance! Together we have the most spunky little one. 
My photos are all about the genuine smiles, the connection between people and the LOVE!

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