Few helpful TIPS for Winter engagement photo shoot

Snowy winter engagement photo shoot

Hello winter! As we’re waiting for the spring, I’d like to share the winter engagement photo shoot I did last week. As it was quite cold we were very quick and had lots of fun in the snowy pine forest and on the frozen lake. Tried out some smoke bombs which added some energy to photographs  but above all was the love and feelings of Natalia and Mikhail.

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What do you need for a perfect winter engagement photo shoot?

Well, the answer is very simple you need snow or at least some frost on the ground and trees. But in many countries snow is considered as a luxury or sometimes a disaster. But if you have no snow, Christmas lights will do the trick. Big cities like London, Paris, Milano are beautifully decorated during the Christmas time. I like to photograph all the colourful lights during dark.winter love

What to wear for a winter engagement photo shoot?

I’m not considering myself as a fashion advisor here, but I would love to see a big red dress  or coat for the bride in that sparkling white snow. Imagine the contrast it gives. The problem is that in dress bride would look a bit stiff because of the cold. But there are heating pads available in the stores which you can hide under the dress to heat yourself. Hot beverage could also help. Or another thing is you can take a beautiful blanket or big scarf under what the couple could hide. That is what we did. It was -3 C cold that day. Dress would be unimaginable to wear. Right?

If you are lucky to have a snow during your winter engagement photo shoot, you have this rare chance to wake your 8 year old self up and to built a snowman. We didn’t have much time so we made only a little heart of a snowman.

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Hot tea helped us to get warmer during the photoshoot. I usually don’t drink tea with sugar, but to warm yourself up more effectively you need to ad a bit of sugar.

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Smoke Bombs for engagement photo shoot

As the bride didn’t have the red dress we need to think about something colour-full that would stand out from the white ice of the lake. So we decided to go for the smoke bombs. And I’m really glad about the result. We had three smoke bombs in different colours. The firs two we used together for bigger effect.

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The wind was a bit too much for the smoke bomb, it looked a bit too thin.
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I prefer this smoke bomb to others, it was supposed to be black, but I prefer the shade of this. Because it creates that dramatical and mysterious effect.

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At the end of the photoshoot we were awarded with a little ray of sun. Thank you guys for being great this day!

Congratulations guys on your engagement and thank you for having me as your engagement photographer. If you’re looking for your engagement photographer please be sure to contact me through my contact page or just leave a comment below.

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