The trend we’ve found is that engaged couples look for variation in their two primary shoots: the engagement shoot and then the wedding itself. So, if the wedding is in the summer, the engagement shoot typically is not. Instead, the engagement shoot is in the fall, for example, when the leaves are changing or in very early spring when the trees sparkle with their pretty pink blossoms. There is also the winter option. Winter kind of makes us cringe. On one hand, winter sounds wonderful: fluffy snow, crisp white on the ground and trees, thick scarves, colorful mittens, warm hats and hot chocolate. Mmmhmm, but the whole winter engagement shoot kind of makes me panic – what happens if you don’t get snow?! No, really. How do I make a bunch of dead-looking trees, muddy yellow grass, and frozen models look good. I want to tell you that the love will come through the camera, speak to you through every photo, but honestly now, how do you let your love come through when you’re worried about gangrene taking you over your fingers and toes like it did with Mr. Deeds’ nasty black foot? Ya pray for snow, that’s how. [Insert some southern drawl] “And Amen, the good Lord heard his children’s cries!”
And snow fell. And it snowed for 47 days! Just kidding.
Hannah quickly got in touch and said “Let’s do it!” The four of us met in Ames, and man did we have troopers as our models or what!? These two were THE SWEETEST. Showin’ off their well-oiled grins that didn’t droop for even a second. They rocked that shoot in the F.R.I.D.G.I.D. cold, in deep snow and with gloomy skies. We could not have had more fun shooting a winter engagement session than we had that day. As Iowa hopefully wraps up its winter season, let’s bid farewell to the cold with the images from the engagement shoot.
Thank you Hannah, thank you Scott for being so wonderful to work with. No complaints, not unhappy faces, just good wholesome love, showing the world how to ROCK a winter photo shoot.
And a gorgeous blast of color from the indoor portion! Love this.