Tips For A Summer Engagement Session

Sophie + David

Engagement Session at The Dallas Arboretum and White Rock Lake

Summer time in Texas is HOT, let’s be real. And by the time May hits, it can be a guessing game when it comes to the weather. Will it be raining or just 98% humidity? Maybe it will be a nice cool 70 degrees or it could be a scorching 95 degrees. We normally would advise that you schedule your engagement session in the months surrounding summer. March, April, May, October, November, December are usually going to have cooler weather while still looking green and pretty outside. However, this might not always be convenient to your wedding timeline and you may not have an option but to do your engagements during the summer.

Here are a few tips to help you have the best possible photos when it’s the hottest part of the year. First, the morning is always going to be the coolest part of the day, so if you’re able, plan your session with your photographer in the earliest part of the day. The light is still pretty and you won’t pass out from a heat stroke. If morning doesn’t work for you, the sun sets late in these months, so schedule in that later golden hour time right before sunset. Second, bring along anything that will help control sweating. It’s always a good idea to have a handheld fan, a towel, touch up makeup, a hair brush, and even a backup shirt or outfit just in case. Many guys have a jacket or blazer planned in their outfit but once they take it off, they’ve sweated through their shirt, so bring a backup so that they will have a fresh look. Third, be ok with taking a break. I personally will get hot to a point of feeling sick, so I completely understand if you need to take a break and sit in the A/C for a little bit during your photos. Make sure you have plenty of water with you and stay hydrated throughout your session.

We want everyone to feel good, have fun and stay as safe as possible while still getting the best engagement photos possible!