Oh my it was a hot day for Alana & David’s Princeton University engagement photos, but it was not from the weather. Thanks to Rent the Runway Alana rocked a sparkling sequin gold dress that went very well with David’s navy blue suit. After 11 years of photographing professionally I know that clothing can make or break a session.
Alana & David, like my past couple Trevor & Kate, met at Princeton University hence why we had to do Princeton University engagement photos on campus. I believe they met Freshman year so there is so much history behind all the locations and he even proposed to her there. Every spot we went to was a new story of a time they had there. It was refreshing to hear so much about the couple hence why I call the sessions GTKY (getting to know you)!
Best locations for Princeton University engagement photos
When you visit Princeton University’s campus it is a bit overwhelming as to where to photograph. Here are a few of my favorite spots:
This is the first building you see when you enter the campus off of Nassau Street. It has quite a bit of tree coverage for harsh lit summer days. The building is also very classy with vines of ivy running up the walls.
Woodrow Wilson School:
I love the pillars at this school! They also have these new quirky Chinese symbols made out of metal that are huge. The water fountain also makes an incredible backdrop behind couples. If your subjects are a bit adventurous they can roll up their pants take their shoes off and hop in.
This is such a classic building archway that every Princeton student knows about. It offers a beautiful backdrop when photographing a couple inside and also offers great light no matter what time of day.
The courtyard in front of this library has so many photographic opportunities. The light is amazing towards sunset in this area. This is also Pokemon central on campus!
Whig and Clio Halls:
For those couples that love classic giant pillars and architecture. These are better to photograph later in the day due to the position of the sun facing the front of the buildings. The doors in the entranceway are also gorgeous and very tall for backgrounds of your photographs.
Pokemon Takeover at Princeton!
I am going to make a bold statement. I don’t play Pokemon! That’s right! But apparently everyone and their mother likes to play at this one Princeton courtyard area. There were probably 75-100 people just staring at their phones like zombies.
Alana & David’s wedding at Crystal Tea room this fall is going to be amazing! I can’t wait to spend the day with them and their friends. Also one of my favorite all time couples will be in the building: Trevor and Kate! Let’s do this….