Good lighting and a cute couple is all we really need to take amazing pictures. The location of your engagement session is up to you! The first thing to decide is what you want your background to look like! Some couples enjoy forests, the beach, flower fields, parks, or a cute city.
Also, I encourage you to think outside the box!
This is the time to think outside the box! We encourage you to brainstorm unique locations that you might have special access to that most people don’t. For example, maybe you, or someone in your personal or professional network, can secure permission to a location that would otherwise be off-limits, like a beautiful private estate, country club or resort. Maybe it’s a family ranch, upscale hotel or even an airplane hangar. The sky is literally the limit! Spend a few minutes thinking about it and checking around. You’ll be surprised with what you come up with. Plus, if something seems out of reach, just remember you never know until you ask! If you need help thinking of locations, here are some of our favorites.
If you love nature and greenery as much as I do and don’t mind a hike – a state park could be a great option! Some of our favorites.
Devils Lake – Devil’s Lake in Baraboo, WI has a ton of different views! It’s also a long hike to get to some of the best views, so be sure to bring hiking shoes and a water bottle.
Apple River Canyon State Park –great location without having to hike!
Gibraltar Rock – This one takes some hiking/Less than Devil’s Lake, but wow!
City/Cute Downtown areas!
– Less hiking, more finding awesome architecture and unique spots! When thinking of engagement session locations city scape is not what typically comes to mind right away, but some of our favorite sessions come from exploring cute downtown areas.
Downtown Stoughton Wisconsin
Downtown Madison Wisconsin
For gorgeous grassy fields and some forest views!
Great architecture, flowers, and a variety of backgrounds!
Olbrich Botanical Garden
These are some of our favorites but remember, all we need is good light (leave that up to us to find) and a cute couple (YOU). There’s a lot of places we have photographed but there’s more we haven’t seen and would love to go. Sometimes the prettiest places are the ones you have access to but we may not. Sometimes it’s in your own back yard!
Lastly, think about what season you love the most. Sometimes the location you love looks better during certain times of the year.