Summer Engagement Photos
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The Burlington waterfront is an iconic location for engagement photo shoot sessions. With panoramic views across the lake to the Adirondacks, the sunsets are absolutely breathtaking.
Hannah, Tim and I met up for a few drinks before wandering down to the waterfront for the photo session. In my opinion, this is the ideal way to kick things off. Let’s be honest, 99% of you probably don’t spend your days in front of a camera. Most of the time, this pre-wedding/engagement session is the FIRST time couples have had professional photos taken. Starting off with a cocktail loosens the nerves, but it also gives us time to catch up, chat about regular day to day things and figure each other out before heading out to make photos.
Tips for your Burlington Engagement Photo Shoot:
A. Brief overview of Burlington, Vermont:
Burlington, Vermont located on the shores of Lake Champlain, and overlooks the Adirondacks across the lake in New York. When the skies cooperate, this tends to lead to spectacular sunsets. This is one of the biggest reasons so many couples come up for their summer engagement photos. It’s home to many popular attractions such as the Church Street, the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, and the University of Vermont. With tons of great restaurants, great beer and breathtaking scenery, Burlington should be at the top of the list of places to visit.
Tips for planning a Burlington, Vermont engagement photo shoot
A. Burlington is surrounded by stunning natural scenery, including Lake Champlain and the lush Green Mountains. This makes for incredible photo opportunities, from downtown streets covered in brick, to the bike path and waterfront, you can get a huge variety of summer engagement photos all within walking distance.
B. Wide variety of locations to choose from:
One of the best things about having an engagement photoshoot in Burlington is the wide range of locations to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a downtown engagement photoshoot with an urban feel or a summer engagement photoshoot in a lush, natural setting, Burlington has got you covered. You can take photos in a bustling city setting or opt for a more rustic and rural atmosphere, depending on your preferences.
C. Unique and charming atmosphere:
Burlington is a unique city with a lot of character and charm. It’s filled with awesome restaurants, great cafes, and interesting architecture that make for great photo backdrops. Want sunset engagement photos but also want to be in town? Awesome, There are plenty of locations that look right down the hill towards the mountains AND sunsets! Anything that you have in mind for you engagement photo shoot, this town has it for you!
D. Perfect mix of town/city and rural settings:
Burlington offers the perfect mix of settings, making it an ideal location for an engagement photo shoot. You can explore the downtown area and take photos with beautiful shops and brick walls, then head down to the waterfront for cocktails on the dock at sunset.
What to expect during a Burlington, Vermont engagement photo shoot
A. A relaxed and enjoyable experience:
The most important part of your session is to have fun. Instead of giving the two of you a pose to awkwardly stand in, all you have to do is BE YOURSELVES! Act like little kids, joke around, bump into each other, cuddle up, etc. Nothing stuffy about it. The goal is for the two of you to leave the session feeling more connected with each other. The bonus is amazing photos that capture who you two really are, images that are truly unique to you
B. Capturing candid moments and natural emotions:
Whether it’s downtown engagement photos, or down at the waterfront for sunset engagement photos, it’s all about just having fun. This means you’ll be able to look back on your photos and remember how you felt in the moment, rather than saying “remember when the photographer made us stand like that forever!?”. Whether it’s a quiet moment between the two of you or a burst of laughter, its the in-between moments that are the special ones that I look for.
C. Memories that will last a lifetime:
Ultimately, a Burlington engagement photo shoot is all about creating memories that will last a lifetime. You’ll be able to look back on these photos and remember this special time in your life, as well as the unique and beautiful place where you took them. These photos will be a lasting reminder of your love story, and a wonderful way to share your engagement with family and friends.
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Love the final photo of the couple at the table together. The light is so beautiful!