I LOVE when couples choose to do something out-of-the-box for their engagement session. Do you and your partner love tattoos? Let’s go get tattoos! A quaint ice cream date more your speed? Let’s go to your favorite ice cream shop and you two can share a cone (or get your own, no judgment here)! McKenna and Alex said they wanted to do something a little “spooky” for their engagement session. When we planned it for Halloween weekend, and they had a costume party to get to right after our session, we all decided an engagement session IN their Halloween costumes was in the cards. Would you believe that McKenna made this entire outfit herself? I don’t think Lydia Deetz was this excited about marrying Beetlejuice, but those are just details. This Beetlejuice engagement session in Minneapolis was one of my favorites to date.
Let’s also talk about blue hour. If you’ve spoken to a photographer, I’m sure you have heard them talk about “golden hour” – the hours either immediately after sunrise or right before sunset. Blue hour is the time immediately BEFORE sunrise or after sunset. You still have a little bit of light, but the mood is entirely different. We scheduled Alex & McKenna’s engagement session with 30 minutes before sunset and 30 minutes after to get the best of golden hour and blue hour. We had fun playing around with different light sources like the vintage-looking lanterns in the last handful of images. There is something so dreamy and romantic about blue hour. If golden hour isn’t your thing, blue hour might be the mood for you.
Choosing an out-of-the-box engagement session is that is really inspires my creativity as well! McKenna and Alex were very enthusiastic about giving me creative freedom and letting me experiment with different techniques. If you are looking for something a little bit different from all of the photos you see on Pinterest, let your photographer know they can get a little wild with your photos. I hope this spooky session gives you the inspiration you need to do your own thing.
Beetlejuice engagement session in Minneapolis