What would you choose for an engagement or couples photos shoot? Would you rather be outside or in a studio?
With outdoor photos, you can choose from a ton of different surroundings whether it be an urban setting or something more nature oriented like parks or beaches. You can really showcase your personality, especially if you contrast the setting with clothes that aren't typical of the setting like a formal gown and tuxedo in a forest. If you pick a location with lots of interesting architecture and structures, you can get a variety of shots in one go.
The draw back is, you're relying on the elements to play nice. The ideal light is during overcast as direct sun can be too harsh, which means you likely will have to adhere to certain hours for the shoot. If it rains, you have to reschedule. Depending on where you're located, it means you can only take photos during a certain time of year if you want to incorporate formal wear or else it'll be too cold or wet. And of course, you have to deal with passerby's and other users of the space if you're in a public place. Sometimes you have to pay for a permit.
With indoor photos, you are the star of the collection as there's nothing in the background that takes the focus away from you. With fine control on lighting and colour, your photos can come out making you look like a professional model during the shoot. The indoor setting means you can take the photos at any time of day or year. You can build a set, bring props, and even a change of clothes to showcase your unique style. It's also private so no interruptions between you and the photographer doing your thing.
Of course, the major draw back is that you're in one setting for the duration of the shoot so unless you have a super dynamic personality, you may feel the setting gets stale. You have to know to be comfortable posing in order to get a wide range of shots since you can't rely on reacting to the environment for candids. Though you can use fake backdrops, it won't look like the real thing if you're a nature enthusiast.
Which option would you go for if you had a choice?