Nothing says wild and free like an adventurous waterfall engagement session. This was one for the books. This shoot was so much fun with Chantell and John. We all laughed, slipped around in the mud, took some gorgeous photos and I learned a lot. 10 out of 10 would recommend having an adventure engagement photoshoot.
Tips for your adventurous waterfall engagement session
- Visit the location before you go there to shoot. It is so helpful to know the area, especially if you are planning on hiking to the waterfall.
- Bring the appropriate shoes!!! This one is important, if you are hiking a long distance to the waterfall be sure to wear shoes that are comfortable to walk in. If you need to, you can bring another pair to change into for the shoot.
- Everything gets wet. And I mean everything. If it is a big waterfall the closer you get to it the more mist there is surrounding it. This can make for some pretty epic shots if you have the sunlight coming through the mist. By the end of the shoot all my cloths were soaked. After that, it is hard to keep your lens dry.
- The ground can be super muddy. At this waterfall shoot we were standing in like 5 inches of mud the whole shoot! I almost face planted a few times if i’m being honest!
- Take wide shots first farther away from the waterfall before you become soaked from the mist. Sometimes it is tempting to go straight into the water. But I like to get a variety of photos before I dive into the deep end.
- Check the weather and national park info for all updated warnings or notifications.
- Most importantly, just have fun! You slip and fall in the mud, it’s the perfect opportunity for candid shots. If it is safe, jump into the water with the waterfall in the background. Nothing says romantic photos more than a close up shot with wet hair. But make sure you are safe, sometimes the photo is not worth the risk.