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Christmas Tree Engagement Shoot

When Lizzie and Craig asked me what **I** had on my bucket list for engagement sessions, I gave them a few options including a Christmas Tree engagement shoot. “A Christmas tree engagement shoot!” Lizzie and Craig were excited about it.

Lizzie and Craig's Christmas tree engagement shoot at Graver Farm.

Every year, Craig and Lizzie cut down a fresh Christmas tree. I love this tradition, and it made for not only perfect photos, but personal photos.

For this Christmas tree engagement shoot, we met at a Graver Farm. I want to note, however, that Graver Farm rarely allows for engagement sessions. If you’re looking for other farms, I highly recommend checking out this website with many farms located just outside of Washington, DC, in Frederick County. Always call ahead and ask for permission.

Lizzie and Craig's Christmas tree engagement shoot at Graver Farm with coffee cups.

Lizzie did an amazing job when picking out outfits for the winter engagement session. First, plaids can be hard. Plaids are often too busy when everyone is wearing them. She paired similar colors with coordinating (but not matching) jackets.

Lizzie and Craig's Christmas tree engagement shoot at Graver Farm holding hands.

Then, Lizzie selected a variety of chic accessories. This hat is functional in that it kept her warm on a cold day, chic, and added variety in her images.

Lizzie and Craig's Christmas tree engagement shoot at Graver Farm with a sneak peak of her ring.
Lizzie and Craig's Christmas tree engagement shoot at Graver Farm with hot cocoa.
Lizzie and Craig's Christmas tree engagement shoot at Graver Farm. Craig is cutting down the tree.
Lizzie and Craig's Christmas tree engagement shoot at Graver Farm.

Lizzie and Craig wore two outfits each. One the lumber-sexy with the plaid and jeans (woohoo!), and the other a more refined look. Again, the goal is to get a great variety in your images, even on a Christmas tree engagement shoot.

Lizzie and Craig's Christmas tree engagement shoot at Graver Farm.
Lizzie and Craig's Christmas tree engagement shoot at Graver Farm.
Lizzie and Craig's Christmas tree engagement shoot at Graver Farm.

The gold, black and gray palette is perfect for New Year’s eve. It continued the festive feeling in an elevated fashion. Additionally, the elevated look was a great compliment to their more casual look.

Lizzie and Craig's Christmas tree engagement shoot at Graver Farm.
Lizzie and Craig's Christmas tree engagement shoot at Graver Farm.
Lizzie and Craig's Christmas tree engagement shoot at Graver Farm.

And there you go! A fun winter engagement session. Do you have a favorite from this session? For me, I’d get a big canvas of either the first or last image to put out with my Christmas decorations every year.

For more engagement sessions, see here.

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