Coffee shop engagement shoots are a unique and intimate way to capture your love story. In this article, we will guide you through the steps to plan a romantic shoot, from selecting the perfect coffee shop to choosing the right props and outfits. We’ll also provide tips on how to ensure your photos turn out beautifully. So, grab your favorite drink and get ready to espresso your love!

About the Couple

To learn more about the couple before the Connection Session, we asked Kelsi and Reed a couple questions about each other.

This is what they said:

For Reed –

Q:What do you and your bride do together that you enjoy?

A:I love talking with Kelsi. About silly things and about serious things. I like talking about each of our days when we get home from work. I like driving places with her. I like going to farmers markets with her.

Q:What are important qualities about your bride that you love?

A:Some important qualities I love are Kelsi’s caring ways of letting me know she loves me. She makes a point to really get to know people she cares about deeply. Also, I love how driven she is. When she sets her mind to do something, she’s very intense about accomplishing it. And how 100% loyal and dependable she is. 

For Kelsi –

Q:What do you and your groom do together that you enjoy?

A: Reed and I are big quality time people. Whether it’s sitting in the same room scrolling our phones or heading to do errands, he wants to do it together. We’re big breakfast people. We love going to a few different breakfast places around town and finding the best donuts (hint – they’re from Charley’s donuts. Homegrown baker in Granville.)

Q: What are important qualities about your groom that you love?

A: I love the way Reed communicates with his eyes. He’s doesn’t talk about his feelings often, but I can usually tell what he’s thinking or feeling by the way he looks at me.



Hair and Makeup – Penzone Polaris 

Engagement Ring – Brilliant Earth

Why choose a coffee shop for your engagement shoot?

There are many reasons why you might choose a coffee shop for your engagement shoot. Here are a few:

  1. Coffee shops are often cozy and intimate, which can create a romantic atmosphere for your photos.
  2. Coffee shops are usually well-lit, which is ideal for taking photos.
  3. Coffee shops can be a fun and unique backdrop for your photos.
  4. Coffee shops are often located in interesting and scenic areas, which can add to the beauty of your photos.
  5. Coffee shops are usually relatively inexpensive to rent for a photo shoot.
  6. Coffee shops are often available for last-minute bookings, which can be helpful if you’re planning your engagement shoot on short notice.

If you’re looking for a unique and memorable location for your engagement shoot, a coffee shop could be the perfect choice.

Finding the perfect coffee shop for your shoot

Finding the perfect coffee shop for your shoot can be a daunting task. There are so many factors to consider, such as the ambiance, the lighting, the layout, and the availability. But don’t worry, I’m here to help! Here are a few tips on how to find the perfect coffee shop for your shoot:

  1. Consider the type of shoot you’re doing. If you’re doing a product shoot, you’ll need a coffee shop with a lot of natural light. If you’re doing a portrait shoot, you’ll need a coffee shop with a cozy and intimate atmosphere.
  2. Do your research. Once you know what type of coffee shop you’re looking for, start doing some research. Read reviews, look at photos, and visit the coffee shops in person to see if they’re a good fit for your shoot.
  3. Book early. Coffee shops are popular places, so it’s important to book your shoot well in advance. This will ensure that you get the time and space you need to get the perfect shots.
  4. Be prepared to compromise. You may not be able to find a coffee shop that meets all of your criteria, but that’s okay! Be prepared to compromise on some things in order to find the perfect spot for your shoot.

With a little bit of planning, you’ll be able to find the perfect coffee shop for your shoot. So what are you waiting for? Start your search today!

Posing and capturing intimate moments in a coffee shop

To capture intimate moments in a coffee shop, choose a place with a variety of seating, pay attention to lighting, be patient, experiment, and have fun. Some examples of intimate moments are couples sharing coffee, friends laughing, people reading or working, children playing, and dogs sleeping.