Have you considered an indoor engagement session? These are amazing and often overlooked! As the weather turns colder in Vermont, this is especially a great idea to consider for your winter engagement photos.
Two of the biggest benefits of indoor engagement photos are that they are unique and not weather dependent.
While I love a Vermont scenic engagement shoot, your personality can really shine with your indoor location choice! Plus, an indoor shoot gives you more options for when you schedule your photos because you don’t have to worry about the weather.
Convinced? Here are some of my favorite indoor engagement ideas from Vermont photographers.
A Brewery, Wine Shop, Bar, or Coffee Shop
Head to your favorite brewery and cheers to saying “I do” over a brew or two! (Also, holding your mug is a great way to show off that new ring!) Plus, the industrial vibe is a great backdrop for your photos. Beer isn’t your thing? What about a wine bar or coffee shop?
Think about places that are meaningful to both of you as a couple. Years from now you can look back on these photos and remember all the times you spent there together!
Greenhouse for an Indoor Engagement Session
This is one of my favorite ideas! If you were dreaming of an outdoor shoot but the it didn’t work out, a greenhouse can give you that feeling without worrying about the weather. As a bonus, I’d pick out a new plant to bring home and grow to remember your shoot!
Indoor Engagement Session at the Arcade
If posed engagement photos aren’t your thing – head to the arcade! You can your partner can play around and just hang out together while getting some awesome photos. This is a great indoor engagement session idea for the any time of year.
Library or Bookshop
There’s something extra cozy and romantic about this idea! If you are both bookworms this is the perfect way to spend an afternoon while taking some unique photos. Stroll through an adorable downtown and roam in and out of bookshops and libraries.
Record Store for Your Indoor Engagement Session
Love music? Visit a record shop together – maybe you’ll find inspiration for your first dance song!
I think couples often overlook their own space for their photos! Taking indoor engagement session photos in your own space has a lot of advantages.
First, you’ll be comfortable, and have access to your stuff to do activities you love like play guitar, make food in your kitchen, or mix up a drink. It’s also good way to include your pets (and then have put in another room if needed, without the help of another person).
Also, I think it’s really special to have part of your actual, daily life captured by a professional.
A Hotel Lounge or AirBnB
Make your engagement session a weekend away! Hotel lobbies and lounges can be stunning, and make for a great backdrop. You can also book a beautiful Airbnb for the weekend. This will be a fun weekend away and you get to make use of a beautiful interior.
If you want to take your pictures at a local business, it’s a good idea to call ahead and ask the manager if it’s okay beforehand. I’d say something like: My partner and I love [business name] so much, we’d love to take our engagement pictures on site! Is that something you allow? When would be a good time for you?
Going at a slower time will be less stressful for everyone; you can take your time taking photos without worrying about inconveniencing the business or random other patrons jumping into your shot. Depending on the location and their availability, they may even be able to open to you before/after hours so you can have the place to yourself!
And be sure to leave a tip to show your appreciation!
What do you think? Where would you plan an indoor engagement photo shoot?