Reagan + Dalton. Where do I even start with these two?! I mean, just look at em. Their engagement session at Lakeside Park in Dallas, Texas was SO. MUCH. FUN.
These two couldn’t keep their hands off each other. From the second we got there they were so playful flirty and AHH. It just made my job so so easy! Rather than rave about their adorable Dallas engagement session, I thought I would take this blog post in a different direction and talk about shoot locations. For Reagan and Dalton, this location was picked because it was pretty. They had a friend that did their wedding photography there and they loved how they turned out so they wanted to mimic the location and it was AWESOME. We had a blast, the lighting was perfect, they were cute. It was all perfect!
The reason I started there is because my advice on engagement session locations is that it doesn’t matter.
I know some photographers want the couple to pick somewhere special to them, or somewhere that has significant meaning, and I think that’s AWESOME. I’m all for doing anything we can to make your session more YOU, so if there is somewhere special to you guys, let’s do it! But not everyone has that! And that’s OKAY. Me and John didn’t have a sentimental coffee shop or a special park we went to every weekend for our engagement session location. We literally just met our photographer in a field and took some pictures, and I loved it!
When I say your engagement session location doesn’t matter, I mean that your location doesn’t dictate your session. Engagement shoots are meant to capture your love. And I know darn well that you don’t love your babe any more or less depending on where you are. So who cares?! We could go to a dumpster behind Walmart and I promise I would capture your love all the same. And it will be BEAUTIFUL.
YOUR ENGAGEMENT SESSION LOCATION
With Reagan and Dalton, they picked Lakeside Park in Dallas because they thought it was pretty. Not because it was special to them for some reason or another. They simply liked how it looked. And personally, i think thats enough! Clearly, the photos turned out amazing and you can see how much they love each other, so what else matters!
All that to say, don’t put pressure on picking a location for your engagement session. If you have a special spot, I think that’s awesome, but definitely not required. If you don’t have a special spot in mind, I have suggestions! But I promise, either way, it will be perfect!