I had planned a magical snow white engagement shoot with a couple in Riga, Latvia as I was visiting home end of January. However, mother nature decided to make it more complicated for me and just a day or two before my arrival the temperature rose and everything melted, leaving the city centre and its park covered in dark and muddy snow leftover.
However, luckily for me the couple decided to go for it anyway and we had a lovely walk around Old Riga, and using the cityscape as our background we created some very natural and loving images. Sometimes, regardless of how much you prepare for something it is inevitable something will be wrong at some point, so it’s certainly good to be prepared for the worst and go with it.
As a photographer, you’ll need to improvise in every other shoot. Whether it is dealing with the changing weather conditions, equipment problems or very diverse people, be ready!
As for the couples – put your trust in the photographer and just enjoy the experience. In the end, an engagement or a simple romantic photoshoot is about you two and less so about the location. It’s about your love, friendship and connection with one another. That’ll shine through the images regardless of where you decide to shoot.