The top reasons you should have an engagement session all apply already, of course, but why have a winter engagement session? My favorite excuse not to do so is that it’s cold, but I think that’s a plus. It’s one more perfect reason to cuddle up with your sweetie!

Reason #1 for choosing a winter engagement session: Twinkle Lights

It used to only be around the holidays, but these days twinkle lights remain up as decoration most of the year! While it’s most festive in December, we find shopping centers and city parks to use twinkle lights all winter long to combat the early sunset.

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Reason #2 for choosing a winter engagement session: Empty Backgrounds

You’re willing to brave the chilly wind of a winter portrait session, but most people tend to stay inside. This means that popular park you love might offer backgrounds without so many people! A beautiful spring day at the same park might mean hundreds of other people in your photos.

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Reason #3 for choosing a winter engagement session: Early Twilight

With the sun setting much earlier throughout the winter months, it’s easier to get a wider variety of photos. Brightly lit daytime photos are great, twilight photos romantic, and evening photos dramatic. A summer engagement session usually includes one or two kinds of lighting due to timing, but with winter sessions we can cover a lot more! Casey and Mike’s session ended a bit after the sun went down and city lights offered a warm glow.

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Reason #4 for choosing a winter engagement session: Winter Coats

Casey and Mike were willing to embrace the cold – bitter at times. They made the most of it and bundled up in cute winter coats, gloves, and hats.

engagement session near queensborough bridge in manhattan

engagement session near queensborough bridge in manhattan

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Casey and Mike have spent a lot of time in all the locations pictured here. The bridge – a block away from the apartment Mike lived in when the first started dating. So they spent a good amount of time walking to the river and enjoying the benches that looked out over the water. We love filling engagement sessions with meaningful locations and are thrilled with the way their photos came out after planning with them. Thank you for trusting us, you two!

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