My favorite photo tip #1: Be ready for anything!
It was Seattle’s stormiest weekend yet this fall when Stephanie and Eric planned to meet me for their engagement photo session. On a dark, rainy and cold Saturday in early December, we texted back and forth throughout the day, making sure we each still prepared to brave the weather, and adding umbrellas to the prop list. Fingers crossed, we kept to our schedule, and the clouds seemed to clear for just for these two. The umbrellas came in handy for the first location, but by the end of our session, it was a perfectly clear and calm evening, ideal for capturing these lovebirds with the Christmas lights background they wanted for their ingenious combination holiday cards/save-the-dates.
I love that Eric and Stephanie were ready for whatever the weather brought our way. It still wasn’t warm when we took this shot, but Stephanie hung her wool coat on a nearby door to show off this adorable dress, and never once looked cold. The best shots can’t be planned, but being ready for them sure can get you a good part of the way there.