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On Location \\ Where To Take Your Engagement Photos



Remember your first date? What about your favorite restaurant?



When couples ask us where we should shoot their engagement session, we ask questions. We won’t tell you where you should go because we believe your location should say something about the two of you. And who knows the two of you better than, well, the two of you?

We want your images to capture your love, your quirk, your passion, your “you.”


Though we won’t pick for you, we also won’t leave you hanging if you can’t seem to narrow it down to a specific place. With that in mind, here are some things to consider:

  • Where did you meet?
  • Where was your first date?
  • Where did you have your first kiss?
  • Where did you say “I love you” for the first time?
  • Where did you get engaged?
  • What is your favorite hang-out?
  • Do you share a passion?

Did something special happen at a special place like a(n):

  • Amusement park
  • Coffee shop
  • Bar/restaurant
  • Library/book store
  • Farmer’s market
  • Museum
  • Park

If you’re still stumped, think of some words that describe you:

  • Relaxed
  • Edgy
  • Outdoorsy
  • Eccentric
  • Reserved
  • Social
  • Bubbly
  • Modern
  • Classic
  • Rustic

We are always happy to make suggestions after you have considered these ideas. No matter the location though, we are excited to capture your relationship through narrative photography. This season of engagement is a time of “no longer” and “not yet.” It’s a moment in your relationship, it seems, where you can dream, know, and plan a life with each other. Capturing this time is exciting, personal, and deeply meaningful; similarly, picking a place to remember these days is something beautiful and special in and of itself.

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