Photo via Dylan and Sara Photography
The autumnal harvest is in full swing this month – and unless you’ve been living under a pile of leaves recently, fall is everywhere! We see it in shop windows and driving down the street, and as wedding planners, we love seeing the season make an appearance in small parts of a wedding design. What better place to start than with the photos you take to celebrate your engagement? Today, we’re dishing on our favorite fall engagement inspiration. The rules of thumb for a perfect autumn engagement session include incorporating nature in an organic fashion, staying away from overly posed or cheesy studio-like shots, and making the photos reflective of the couple’s style. From the foliage to the fashion, the overall mood of the collection of images should feel bold, deep, and warm – a perfect final hurrah before winter’s first chill. A lot of this will be handled behind the lens by your photographer, but don’t be afraid to speak up if you have strong feelings about the shoot. Not a big fan of buffalo plaid or leaf piles? You can choose to keep things golden and harvest-like by incorporating simple fall tones into your attire and choosing a backdrop that reflects your personality. Feeling adventurous? A hike through the trees or a canoe on the lake is a perfect opportunity for your photographer to capture all of the beauty of fall around you both, with your love and engagement at the forefront of the image. Whatever your preference, if you keep the focus on you and your fiancé(e), your photos are certain to come out beautifully.