Did you know that the holiday season is the most popular time of the year to get engaged? Those who were lucky enough to accept marriage proposals this winter may consider taking winter engagement photos.

Winter engagement photos are great because they can really capture the warmth and coziness of your relationship. Here are some clever ideas for your winter engagement photos:

  • Take your photos on a beautiful frosty winter day or while snow is falling for a romantic, snow globe effect. This most likely will require some spontaneity as it is difficult to predict when you will get the perfect snowfall or frosty day and have the photographer available at the same time. However, if you have patience, you will be rewarded with a perfect shot like the ones below:


  • Light a fire in the fireplace, inside or out, wrap up in a blanket to visualize warmth and closeness, stage some hot cocoa mugs and marshmallows and you’ll have created a scene that everyone wants to be part of.
  • If you want an engagement photo that will last through the years, wear vintage winter patterns like plaid or Fair Isle sweaters for a timeless feel. You may find yourselves keeping these vintage clothing items and bringing them out years later to re-capture the magical feelings of the time.
  • If you have a formal event in your near future, take the opporutnity to hire a photographer and capture the moment. You will be able to capitalize on the festive, holiday feel with your engagement adding to the celebration.
  • Rent a cabin or borrow one from a friend to capture romantic, rustic shots in the woods, on the lake, in front of a roaring fire, snowshoeing in the woods or sledding.
  • Find a big empty field, draw a huge heart in the snow and place yourself in the middle for a very romantic shot like the one below:


  • Keep it casual – wear warm, cozy clothing like sweaters and scarves. Cap it off – hats are cute and can add a pop of color. You could also write your names and the date of your wedding in the snow and use this for your Save the Date announcement.


  • Use holiday lights for playful, festive lighting.


Your engagement is truly an event to be celebrated and choosing a photo setting that fits your personality and the joy you are feeling on this occasion is something you will treasure always.

Check out the Minnesota wedding blog for more wedding planning tips and ideas!