Ever feeling like you want to add something to your session? Turn your Engagement photos into a picnic. This is such a fun way to add an element to your photos that feels more you, and you get to have a little snack break!
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Picnic Engagement session preparation
Kaylee came to me with a very clear vision of what she wanted for her engagement session. She knew she wanted an open field that would complement a picnic. After that, we both did research to find the perfect location for her session and landed on this gem of a location.
We had no idea Southern California would be raining as much as it did this season and to our surprise, our field was full of wildflowers. It was beyond what either of us had expected, and sooo much better!
Ideas for props to bring to picnic engagement photos
If a picnic-styled session is calling your name, here are a few ideas for what props to bring!
Start with your base, is this picnic going to be one where you sit on a blanket, or are you thinking of a low table and sitting on pillows? My suggestion for blankets is to get a large solid color one, one that gives you space to lay down on! Color-wise, keep it neutral and solid color so that it doesn’t work against what is going on in the photos.
Now, start filling up your blanket with some food! The food options are endless, truly it could be a simple box of pizza or you could get a charcuterie board. I think food is always a fun way to add in some of your personality as a couple!
One example I love is thinking back to your first date as a couple and what you had. Make it all come full circle!
Champagne Is always my favorite drink to add to a picnic. It doubles up to be a fun photo of you popping the bottle, but you can also get beautiful images. Such as photos of you two holding flutes and pouring one another drinks!
This prop can often be overlooked, but it’s such a great way to bring a little something extra to the photos! You can add these to your picnic engagement photos in so many forms! It could look like a bouquet of flowers that casually lay on the blanket, having the flowers in a basket, having them in a vase, creating a flower crown, oh the list goes on!
Are you both into game nights? Bring along your favorite board game to your picnic-styled engagement photos! Some ideas for games could be Chess, Checkers, Scrabble, Twister, Candy Land, and Monopoly to name a few.
6. Your own camera
Bring along your Polaroid camera or a disposable camera and take photos of one another throughout the session. It is so cute to see how you would pose one another, and how they see you. It’s also a fun way to have tangible images right after your session is over!
About This Session
For Kaylee and Noah’s engagement session, We chose to do it during sunrise. Unfortunately, sunset wasn’t an option at this location with the park closing early so we made it work in the early hours! I will say, sunset is just as equally beautiful as sunset.
One of the best things about this couple is that they were down for it all, even rain which was a possibility that we were prepping for. Thankfully, the rain disappeared and we captured the perfect sunrise picnic engagement photos!