Once of the things I love most about this Thompson Hotel engagement shoot was how strong the clients were.  It. Was. FREEZING.  Like, I’m surprised ice wasn’t falling from the sky it was so cold – but these two lovers kept the fires burning in their hearts as they headed up to the Thompson rooftop and had an amazing time!  This is only part 1 of these fab engagement photos – part 2 is a bit more intimate and will be featured shortly.  Until then – I hope you enjoy this Thompson Hotel engagement shoot as much as we do!

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Tips for Winter Engagement Photos

  • Winter engagement photos don’t always have snow on the ground.  In places like Toronto, winter is not synonymous with snow and you’re often left with cold air and bare ground.  Since you can’t guarantee that snow will be here for your photos, either opt for some travel and head north to the Muskokas to find the powdery white stuff or consider a location like the Thompson rooftop for it’s view and architecture.  The view will be amazing regardless of weather!
  • Communicate your location ideas with your makeup artist.  If they know you’ll be outside (and cold!) they may make different decisions for what products they use.
  • Make sure that both you and your partner are on board for a chilly session.  Body language speaks louder than any pre-determined pose will.  This means that if you or your partner really isn’t into the cold weather, it’s going to show in your photos.
  • If your partner isn’t loving the idea of a chilly session, consider an intimate indoor session instead.  This is weather dependent and are some of the sweetest sessions we photograph!
  • Avoid big winter events as locations for your shoot.  Places like the Distillery Christmas Market are SO busy that while they may seem like the epitome of “winter” in the city, they are not ideal locations for a shoot.
  • Be willing to bear it (almost) all!  Jackets/coats can be super stylish but they can also be very bulky.  Being willing to shed the coat and sport your outfit as is a great choice!  (reflect on point #4!!)