Finding a location for your engagement portraits is an important part of the process, typically I LOVE when couples have already picked out a spot they love and that means something special to them, maybe where you had your first date, where you were proposed to, or just a location you think fits you as a couple! For instance this couple above went wine tasting up in Newberg and had such a great time at this particular vineyard, Utopia Vineyard, and thought it would fit them perfectly. They simply asked the owners if they could photograph their engagement session up there and they happily obliged. The lovely bride-to-be brought some fun elements to add to their photos such as a picnic and a beautiful quilt and this fun lantern. To see the rest of their fun engagement session, go HERE. Adding small things like this to your portraits is a great way to add more personality to your photos as well as things you can carry and use your hands for to get a more natural reaction in your photos instead of the traditional pose.
If you have a location in mind that is owned by someone else, it doesn’t hurt to ask if you can use it right? sometimes they are flattered that you want to use their property for something so special! and if it happens to be a gorgeous vineyard like the one above, they may throw in a bottle of wine… or two 😉
Deyla Huss Photography