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Engagement Sessions
How to Choose a Location

It’s engagement season!! And that means, lots of newly engaged brides are overwhelmed by a seemingly simple decision, where to take their engagement photographs. Deciding where to hold your engagement session can be daunting! It’s enough to make even the most laid back bride stress out.

Luckily there is a key to choosing the right location, and it doesn’t have anything to do with the actual place… it has everything to do with the time of day! With the right light, any spot you decide will be a dream! This is the beauty of engagement sessions… you’re not confined to ceremony times and reception schedules to facilitate your photographs in between… there are no limitations during your engagement shoot… so be creative, get personal and do something you’re going to remember fondly in years to come!

New York City is full of epic locations – The Brooklyn Bridge, Top of the Rock, Bethesda Terrace, etc… but there are hundreds of hidden gems that are equally as idyllic… the Conservancy Garden is one of my favorites!

Engagement Session Photography at the Central Park Conservancy Gardens by Jessica Haley Photography in New York City

Don’t overlook your own backyard… engagement sessions at home are some of my favorite!!

Engagement Session Photography at home in New Canaan, Connecticut by Jessica Haley Photography in New York City

Engagement Session Photography in Bridgehampton by Jessica Haley Photography in The Hamptons

A tree-lined street never disappoints… especially Lilly Pond Lane…

Engagement Session Photography in East Hampton by Jessica Haley Photography in the Hamptons

Are there historic gardens or historic estates nearby?

Engagement Session Photography at the New Jersey Botanical Gardens by Jessica Haley Photography in New York City

And around here… a few minutes strolling on the beach is worth it every time…

Engagement Session Photography at the Tod's Point Beach by Jessica Haley Photography in Greenwich, CT

Don’t let choosing an engagement session location get the best of you … focus on enjoying this special time with your fiancé! You can’t go wrong!

If you enjoyed this post, you might like this post about The Pros and Cons of a Winter Engagement Session!

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