Photography Credits: Moira Grace Photography
Thinking of having your engagement session in the forest? More specifically the forests
in North Carolina. Here are a few survival tips and tricks to help everything run a little more smoothly.
Pros: Golden light seeping through the trees, fairytale vibes, green foilage everywhere
(depending on the season),the fresh air, and a bonus you might see some neat animals
around or hear them (think bird song or a woodpecker).
Cons: the possibility of bugs, bug bites, poison ivy, humidity, extreme
temperatures (either hot or too cold depending on the season), dehydration, no bathrooms, and unpredictable lighting.
First, find a forest location you want to have your photos done at, then check the website for rules,
make sure to check if your photographer has all the permits for shooting at the location
if permits are required, check for fees if there are any, be aware of the parks opening and closing time,
Bring a water bottle, bug spray, watch out for bad plants/snakes, bring any extra
deodorant/anti persperant, plan for enough time for walking to your destination, wear
outfits appropriate for the season/weather, bring a cute umbrella if the weather calls for rain,
bring any props you might want to use, check sunset time go an hour or two before
sunset to get that golden hour, and bring a small snack if need be.
Ideas for Forest Sessions:
Strolling around the forest is fun enough, but if you would like to add a fun activity
to your forest engagement session or turn it into a date while your photographer catches it all
feel free to add a small campfire for s’mores, for fall fun have a leaf fight, have a picnic, climb a tree,
give your partner a piggyback ride, go on a bike ride, put up a cute tent, build a fort, go horseback riding, take a hike,
or if your photographer is up for it and has the right equipment do a photoshoot under the stars and go stargazing!
Have fun planning your Forest Engagement Photoshoot! Stress shows, so overall try to go
with the flow and don’t freak out if things don’t go planned accordingly. The best
photographs happen when you’re having fun so if you’re not an outdoorsy kinda couple
don’t force yourselves to go outdoors and outside of your comfort zone for photos. The outdoors aren’t for everyone.
If you are a lover of the outdoors a forest session might be just what you’d like, but there
are also plenty of other outdoor locations for photoshoots so carefully consider them all
and find what best fits yours and your partner’s personalities!
Let’s create your very own forest engagement photoshoot!
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