Tips for Letchworth Sunrise Engagement Photos

December 2, 2020

Kayla & Cory

When I met with Kayla & Cory at Spot Coffee, we hit it off right away dreaming of the perfect fall engagement session. We brainstormed a few different locations and landed on sunrise engagement photos at Letchworth State Park!

This meant my alarm was set for 4:30 am and I was on the road by 5:00 am. I arrived only a half hour after the park opened and it was still dark out. This gave me a few minutes to take it all in with my giant thermos of coffee.

I am so thankful to meet such trusting clients like Kayla and Cory. I really feel like we made some magic that day. Those shy little moments between the two of them are what I live for in photos.

We started our session off with fog and not the golden light we had hoped for but we were rewarded with a random hot air balloon emerging from the trees below!

I have some helpful tips if you are looking to do Letchworth Sunrise Engagement Photos. I believe these simple things lead to the success of our session!

1. Get there extra early.

The park is closing when it hits capacity due to COVID so you will want to get in early enough to beat the crowd. Also if you get there SUPER early there may not be an attendant in the entrance so you can get in for free! We arrived at 7am when it was still dark and it was so worth it. The park became super active around 8am so it was nice to not have to work around so many people.

2. Prepare for a little fog!

Be ready to embrace the vibe, sometimes that golden light hides on us and we just have to make the best of it. You may have to wait a little bit for that warmth of the sun to show up this early in the morning, but either way it is awesome!

3. You may have to drive a little bit.

Be prepared to hop in and out of the car while you go to other locations to get all of the best scenery the park has to offer. The park is huge, 17 miles long to be exact, according Wikipedia!

4. Wear comfy shoes or shoes to change into!

Bring those walking shoes as we may go a little off roading and walk a bit. There are tons of little hills even on the main walking paths. The paths also become slick near the waterfalls, so it’s a good idea to have older shoes or boots you don’t mind getting a little muddy!

5. Check out the All Trails App!

The top rated trails can be found over on the app and can help plan your day. I am always up for a hike to check out all the scenery the park has to offer!

If you are interested in planning a session with me, check out my “BOOK NOW” section on my website and tell me a little bit about what you are looking for!



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