One of my business goals for 2020 is to broaden the areas in which I’m shooting and to find inspiration in new locations. It is only fitting then, that my first engagement of the new year took place at an entirely new-to-me spot in Rochester. I met up with Anna and Chris for their winter engagement session at the Lamberton Conservatory in Highland Park. It’s a stunning spot and I’m excited to be sharing their images today!
Winter is often overlooked by couples as being too cold and too dead for engagement photos. While that might be true, it’s still one of my favorite times of year for portraits. Not only is snow beautiful, it also makes for great light! Plus, with it being my slow season, I have many more spots available for sessions. (This includes weekends, which I try to avoid during wedding season.) Some of my favorite sessions have been in the heart of winter!
Anna and Chris got the best of both worlds by starting their engagement session at the Lamberton Conservatory in Highland Park. It might have been snowing outside, but inside the conservatory it was almost tropical! You guys know I love gardens, so this was a special treat for me! We tried to get photos in as many of the rooms as we could before our reserved time was up, which resulted in lots of variety in their images. When it came time for ring shots, I was in photographer heaven! So many interesting plants and surfaces to choose from!
We ended the session by heading over to the Sunken Gardens. Only five minutes away from the conservatory, this gave us an opportunity to get out in the snow! I love how the big fluffy snowflakes show up in each image and how the stone and wrought iron provides an interesting background, despite the lack of leaves. I have to say that this is one of my favorite locations to date! (If anyone wants photos taken here, I’m your gal!)