As a very practical person, I often find myself saying something like “engagement photos have some great functions you might not have thought of.”
While it is true, engagement photos also don’t have to be practical to be enjoyable, and they don’t have to be functional to be worthwhile.
Honestly, they are mostly just really fun.
Have you had any professional photos taken of yourself since graduation? Welcome to what most adults realize – aside from the occasional passport portrait or work ID, there are very few formal portraits in life. And there are even fewer that showcase what it really means to be you. Not just what you look like, what you and your fiance like to do together. A little glimpse into who you are as a couple.
So I find it worth mentioning, always, that winter is a perfect time for engagement photos.
Yeah. I said it.
Because winter is a season. If you live here, you are still a couple in winter. You still have things you enjoy doing, you still have a couple-ness. In fact, the cold and snow might drive you more into couple-ness – being cozy and warm, spending extra time bundling up or shoveling together. And if you can survive scraping ice of your car together, you know that summer is just easy in comparison.
And winter is also beautiful and snowy, crisp and clear, colorful and stark.
So bundle up in your favorite scarf, make sure the wind temperature won’t actually damage your skin, and take your honey out for photos. Winter engagement photos are so very Minnesota.