When clients book outdoor sessions I usually recommend to schedule them between May-October to increase our chances of good weather. Sometimes clients want to plan an engagement session during February and that's okay too! It's just much more difficult to plan. It could be 70 degrees or below zero, 12 inches of snow or none at all. I'm always ready and willing to shoot in any conditions though.
Since Kat and Ivy live out of town, we were limited on dates for their engagement session. We decided to schedule it for President's Day weekend. And wouldn't you know it, we had a beautiful weekend. They didn't have to bundle up in heavy winter coats and we were all comfortable for the entire shoot.
They chose the most beautiful location for the engagement session: Jeffrey Park and Mansion in Bexley, Ohio. If you haven't been here you need to make a trip to see it! It's a public park so anyone can visit the space and take photos during set hours. You can even rent the indoor space for your wedding!
Not only is the mansion gorgeous, but there's an amazing wooded area that runs along the back of the property. It has beautiful trees and a walking path as well.
And to make the session even better, they brought their dog with them! He is such a sweet boy and he is the most well behaved dog I've ever worked with. He was the perfect little model and did everything we asked him to do. He is going to be the ring bear at Kat and Ivy's wedding too! Can't. Even. Wait.