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It's officially winter, which means from shoot locations to poses and props, it is a glorious time for unique engagement and wedding photography shots. The cool weather makes for some stunning photos with the contrast between the cold air and the warmer temperatures, which can make for unique romantic couples portraits. And if you chance upon a snow-covered landscape then you already have a unique backdrop for your winter engagement and wedding images staring at you! So if you're looking for some inspiration for your own work, or just want to admire some beautiful photos, look no further. From frosty landscapes to cozy fireside scenes, these images from ShootDotEdit customers capture the magic of engagements and weddings in winter perfectly. So get inspired, and happy shooting!

Winter Engagement And Wedding Photo Inspiration

When it comes to winter engagement and wedding photo inspiration, here are a few things to keep in mind. First, consider the light while experimenting with your unique winter wedding ideas. The shorter days and lower sun can create some stunning photos. Second, focus on the little details. From the falling snow and leafless trees to snow-covered landscapes, there are so many magical moments to capture in winter. Finally, don't forget to have fun! Embrace the spirit of the season by incorporating festive props and decorations into your winter session photos. 

By keeping these in mind, you'll be sure to capture some truly special winter engagement and wedding photos for your clients. Let’s check out these beautiful inspiring photos for some winter engagement shoot ideas and winter wedding photography tips:

1. Brent Looyenga Photography

a top down shot of a couple lying down on a blanket over snow covered landImage Credit: ShootDotEdit Customer @looyengaphoto

One of the most unique winter engagement photo ideas, this image from ShootDotEdit customer Brent Looyenga beautifully presents a unique angle of photography. The colored center amongst the white tree cover is particularly eye-catching and perfectly draws the viewer's attention to the couple. The contrasting colors and soft light create a warm and cozy atmosphere, while the snow-covered landscape provides a beautiful backdrop. This scene is perfect for capturing the magic of winter engagement photos.

Suggested Read: 7 Tips For Selecting The Perfect Background

2. Erin Morrison Photography

a couple standing and posing on a cliff side surrounded by foliageImage Credit: ShootDotEdit Customer @erinm_photography

This amazing shot from ShootDotEdit customer, Erin Morrison of a couple standing on a cliff top, surrounded by a sea of brown is the perfect inspiration for engagement photographers. The couple’s clothes blend with the natural colors of the landscape, making them look like they belong in this idyllic setting. The shadows cast by the sun add another layer of interest to the photo, and the gentle curves of the cliff top echo the curves of the couple's pose. This photo reminds us that engagement or winter wedding photos without snow can be as stunning!

Suggested Read: 7 Ideas For Including The Landscape In Your Portraits

3. Sara France Photography

a couple holding hands on a beach with a snow capped hill behind themImage Credit: ShootDotEdit Customer @sarafrance

Another one from our winter engagement and wedding images vault from our client, this beauty by ShootDotEdit customer Sara France is sure to get your creative juices flowing. A stellar background such as this, with multiple shades of white, blue and gray has the perfect combination wedding theme colors for winter. Winter wedding pictures outside are so much fun and especially one that is captured against an icy landscape background and the shore reflecting the couple walking hand-in-hand is undoubtedly one of the best photography wedding ideas for winter

4. Robb Mccormick Photography

a couple embracing each other amidst a jungleImage Credit: ShootDotEdit Customer @robbmccormickphotography 

This inspirational masterpiece from outdoor winter engagement photos by ShootDotEdit customer Robb McCormick speaks love in all languages! As if narrating to the viewer a perfect tale of winter romance amidst the picturesque woods, this photograph takes us to a classic Hollywood-style happy ending! This one also serves as a beautiful example of perfect natural lighting photography. If your couple is wondering what to wear for a winter engagement photo shoot, let them know that engagement photos in the winter are all about capturing their love in stunning backdrops, so just be their true selves wearing whatever they are most comfortable in!

5. Brian Bossany Photography

an excited wedding couple holding hands with the bride holding the wedding bouquetImage Credit: ShootDotEdit Customer @wild.trail.studio

Such a happy winter wedding photo inspiration from ShootDotEdit customer Brian Bossany! The rustic farmland scene, with sprawling bare trees, catches the eye instantly. This amazing backdrop complements the emotions of the excited newlyweds perfectly and images like these are sure to inspire you to seek out those special moments for your clients. This is what love looks like and capturing this kind of emotion is what wedding photography is all about. 

Further Read: Winter Wedding Photography: 23 Tips To Nail It

As you feast your eyes on these incredible winter engagement and wedding images, you now know that when it comes to experimenting with winter wedding ideas or unique engagement shots, the sky's the limit. As a photographer, you must understand different lighting and other photography techniques to enhance the atmosphere and capture amazing photographs. Winter weddings and engagement photographs have a whole different feel to them and as your couples are ready to pose, you must be ready too with inspirational ideas to capture images that go to show how spectacular they can be.

At ShootDotEdit, we are committed to helping you grow your wedding photography business. And to help you with that, we lessen your post-production workload with our professional photo editing services that match your style. To learn more about how we can help, check out our pricing plans.

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