A snowy winter engagement was just perfect for this sweet couple. The Spokane Valley sparkles during the winter months and this winter was no exception. Although it was cold, beside the river offered up the perfect backdrop for a romantic session. Alternatively, you wouldn’t think the winter would be a good time for these types of photographs but you would be mistaken. In fact, here is an article on how to get the most out of a winter engagement session. Photographers in other areas have to drive a long way to get what we have all winter long! There is no reason to shy away from engagement portraits at any time of year.
It’s better to embrace the cold than run from it. There are many article about really taking advantage of the cold months rather than waiting for the thaw. Additionally, here is another article with sample photographs during the winter months.
How do we get the most out of these sessions? I would suggest dressing for the weather. Don’t shy away from a warm coat, hats, and gloves for the bulk of the session. It’s important not to be so cold that you stop having fun. You can still snuggle to keep warm while wearing a jacket. Some couples chose to wear clothing that isn’t weather appropriate but I tend to think that looks a little silly. You really aren’t fooling anyone, we KNOW you are cold. Don’t be miserable. Again, the point of this article is to get to you embrace where you live, and the time of year you got engaged!
Finally, I would suggest finishing up the session indoors if possible so you can get a totally different look. We finished this session up inside Cabellas if you can believe it. We had a lot of fun posing in front of their incredible fish tank!